El Clasico: Spanish Football Federation announces December 18 for anticipated clash

El Clasico: Spanish Football Federation announces December 18 for anticipated clash

- El Clasico has been moved to December 18 amid unrest in Barcelona

- Initial proposals seemed to suggest the game would be played on a weekday but the Spanish Football Federation vehemently turned against the move

- Several stakeholders were involved in deciding a date for the fixture including both affected clubs

Fans of the famous El Clasico can breathe a sigh of relief as the classic fixture’s new date was confirmed on Wednesday, October 23.

The Spanish Football Federation, in a unanimously submission, has confirmed the Barcelona will meet Real Madrid in the first game of the season on December 18.

El Classico: Spanish Football Federation announces new fixture for mouth-watering clash

Lionel Messi squaring up to Sergio Ramos. The El classico has been rescheduled to December 18. Photo: La Liga
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As reported earlier, the two sides were to meet on the weekend of October 27, but political unrest in Barcelona inevitably led to its postponement.

A statement from the Spanish football federation read: "The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has agreed today to set for December 18 the date of Barcelona vs Real Madrid.''

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The new date, according to the federation, took a number of factors into consideration including proposals from the two rival clubs.

On a lighter note, the federation could not help but take a dig at La Liga who wanted the fixture to be played on December 4, which falls on a Wednesday.

Trouble spilled over in Catalonia following the jailing of nine Catalan political leaders.

The arrest of the nine led to a wave of protests in Barcelona, with players such as Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic getting caught up in the drama.

Initial December 4 date would have proven to be a tall order for the Spanish footballing bodies as it would mean El Classico would clash with other fixtures.

The fact that it would have been on a weekday potentially meant it would get the global significance The Spain Football Federation is targeting.

El Classico: Spanish Football Federation announces new fixture for mouth-watering clash

Sergio Ramos (pictured) has the most red cards in El Classico history. Photo: Getty
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With El Classico nearly six weeks away, both Real Madrid and Barcelona would get enough time to rack up some points before the crucial game.

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Barcelona are currently leading the log on 19 points, one above Real Madrid who faltered at the hands of Mallorca during the weekend.

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