New season, same old story.

The Spanish league and the Spanish soccer federation are at odds again, this time before the season has even started.

This week’s scheduled start of the league had to be hastily changed as the result of a dispute between the two entities over whether matches can be played on Fridays and Mondays.

The league was set to begin with a match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao on Friday night, but the federation forced the game to be moved to the weekend because it opposes matches on Mondays and Fridays. The game was rescheduled after the ruling of a judge in the federation’s competitions committee late Wednesday.

Monday’s game between Alavés and Real Betis also was moved to the weekend, as were a couple of second-division matches.


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