La Liga Cancels El Clasico

By Ikenga Chronicles September 11, 2017

La Liga Cancels El Clasico

La Liga President Javier Tebas has revealed that the El Clasico of the season earlier scheduled for December 20 has been cancelled.

According to Tebas on Monday, a new date of December 23 at 1:00 pm (1200GMT) has been picked for due to reasons associated with a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break.

However, given Real could feature in the Club World Cup final in Japan on December 17, the European champions have been given extra recovery time.

“It will be played on Saturday 23rd at 1300. That is what we have told the television companies,” Tebas told Onda Cero radio.

“That week, given it is Christmas time we will have a very special round of fixtures with games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”

Due to La Liga’s ambition of rivalling the Premier League’s interest around the world and getting television rights deals to match, Tebas has engineered radical changes to kick-off times in Spain with Asian audiences in mind.