LaLiga: El Clasico postponed due to Catalonia protests; Real Madrid, Barcelona told to find new date

The clubs have until 10:00 am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date for Clasico, which will be decided by the RFEF if the clubs cannot reach an agreement.

Agence France-Presse October 18, 2019 16:50:25 IST
LaLiga: El Clasico postponed due to Catalonia protests; Real Madrid, Barcelona told to find new date
  • The much-anticipated clash has been postponed due to protests in Catalonia, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said.

  • The clubs have until 10:00 am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date, which will be decided by the RFEF if the clubs cannot reach an agreement.

  • The original fixture was due to take place at Barca's Camp Nou on 26 October.

Madrid: The El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed due to protests in Catalonia, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said.

The clubs have until 10:00 am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date, which will be decided by the RFEF if the clubs cannot reach an agreement.

The original fixture was due to take place at Barca's Camp Nou on 26 October. "FC Barcelona and Real Madrid must agree on the new date of the meeting before October 21," an RFEF statement read.

"In case of not reaching an agreement, the Competition Committee will be responsible for determining the date of the meeting."

The Spanish football league (LFP) on Wednesday said it had asked the RFEF to move the fixture from Barcelona to Madrid after three days of large-scale demonstrations which have turned increasingly violent.

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