The First and Second Division Boards approved this Tuesday, as we have already advanced in the SPORT newspaper, the calendar for the next season. A calendar that happens because The League of the highest category will start next Saturday, September 13, at the expense of a meeting being brought forward to Friday with what would officially start the day before.
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Let’s not forget that, despite the fact that the commercial court determined that he could not have left on Friday and Monday except for an economic agreement and in good faith between Liga-RFEF, the Provincial Court upheld on June 3 the appeal presented in this regard by the own League. Even so, the RFEF itself, after knowing the commercial ruling, has already announced that it would allow the retransmission of games on Fridays and Mondays as long as this exceptional situation derived from the coronavirus remains.
A calendar approved unanimously except for two abstentions in First and another in Second, where it states that the clubs that have participated in European competitions can start a little later than this date. In fact, some will do it on the second day and others on the third.
THE BARÇA DEBUTS IN THE THIRD DAY
Moreover, it will be Real Madrid and Getafe who start on the second day while the rest of the teams such as Atlético de Madrid, de Koeman’s Barcelona and Sevilla will do so in the third. They will also be made by one of the two teams that is playing the promotion for promotion to First. The champion of the Girona – Elche tie.
The scheduled date for the conclusion of the season in the top flight will be on May 23, the weekend before the final of the Champions League. Let’s not forget that UEFA urges national competitions to finish before the big continental club event. In the case of the Second Division, the start date will be the same as the First Division, ending the second leg of the promotion final on May 30.
In this way, the competition also ends with the option that international players, except those who play the final of the Champions League or the Europa League scheduled for May 26, will enjoy a few days off before joining the concentration of the selection before the dispute of the Eurocopa.
ALL KEY DATES
September 13: LaLiga Santander and LaLiga Smartbank start January ¿?: Spanish Super Cup April ¿?: One of the two Copa del Rey finals May 23: LaLiga Santander ends May 26: Europa League final May 29: Champions League final May 30: LaLiga Smartbank ends
THERE WILL BE FOOTBALL ON DECEMBER 30
The big news is Christmas where, given the commitment of the calendar, it is scheduled to play weekdays until December 23 and it will also be played again on December 30. Not so in the case of Second that stopped from the weekend of the 20th until the first weekend of January. In 2015, a LaLiga matchday was played on December 30.
A calendar where the third weekend of January is reserved for the new format of the Spanish Super Cup. The final is scheduled for Sunday 17 and where there is also another weekend for the dispute of the final of the Copa del Rey in April and where no First Division match can be played. The Cup final is scheduled for Saturday, April 17. Then there is the final pending this season between Athletic and Real Sociedad, which is conditional on when there is an audience in the stadiums. It is also planned that there will be a league on four Wednesdays: September 30, 23 and December 30, April 21, April 28, May 12.
IN THE HANDS OF THE RFEF
Once this calendar agreed by the League has been approved, it is sent to the RFEF, which has ten days from receipt to respondr. If you do not respond, it is understood as accepted. In case of not accepting it, and according to the coordination agreement, LaLiga must present a new proposal and where the RFEF will have five days to act in the same terms. Only in the event that it is rejected a second time will you have to mediate and resolve the CSD. For now as this newspaper has learnedThis calendar has been approved but some fringes still need to be closed with AFE. In fact, the RFEF, which has already received the proposal, has consulted the union itself, which has agreed to answer you within 48 hours.