Rubiales slams 'crazy' LaLiga schedule

LaLiga's early scheduling of fixtures in warm weather led to "heatstroke for dozens", according to RFEF president Luis Rubiales.

RFEF president Luis Rubiales   -  Getty Images

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales hit out at LaLiga for scheduling matches in midday heat.

Levante's clash with Sevilla kicked off at 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Sunday and the game was paused numerous times to allow players to rehydrate, while Rubiales alleged a number of fans suffered heatstroke.

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Grounds like Ciutat de Valencia provide very little shelter or shade for supporters and the RFEF chief criticised the decision to play the match outside of cooler evening temperatures.

The game ended in a 6-2 victory for Sevilla, and Rubiales suggested the RFEF could take back control of LaLiga if the issue was not addressed. LaLiga president Javier Tebas quickly hit back with a response to Rubiales via social media.


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