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Judge to decide LaLiga kick-off times

The Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga have failed to reach an agreement over the kick-off times for the 2019/20 season.

Rubiales y Tebas siguen enfrentados.

The Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga, who are in open warfare over the dates and kick-off times for the first division games for the 2019/2020 season, were called to a meeting by Spain’s National Sports Council in a bid to reach an agreement, but, with both sides refusing to give any ground, the meeting finished without an agreement. This leaves the organisation of the dates and kick-off times for the coming season in the hands of a Spanish judge.

Neither Luis Rubiales, the head of the Spanish FA, or Javier Tebas, head of LaLiga attended the meeting, with other representative attending in their stead.

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Arguments over Monday night football in Spain

Despite the efforts of the Sports Council to mediate in the dispute, the sides are so entrenched that they agreed not to organise any further meetings as it is clear the two sides have nothing in common in the argument over the kick-off times and will not reach an agreement, no matter how many times they meet.

LaLiga want to continue having games on Fridays and Mondays, while the Federation, backed by supporters, want to do away with Monday night games and only have Friday matches when required due to scheduling issues.

The Federation offered LaLiga the idea of progressively doing away with Monday night games along with the possibility of Friday night games, however LaLiga rejected the plan.

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