Competition confirms the postponement of Mallorca-Cádiz


The judge of the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed this Monday the postponement of the RCD Mallorca-Cádiz CF, of matchday 13 of LaLiga EA Sports 2023-2024 and scheduled for Sunday, November 12, requested by LaLiga due to the new date imposed by FIFA for the Kosovo-Israel qualifier for the Euro Cup, also postponed at the time due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas and which forced the vermillions to do without the Kosovar striker Vedat Muriqi, according to a message from competition on social networks.

“The RFEF Competition Judge confirms the postponement of the RCD Mallorca-Cádiz CF requested by LaLiga,” reported the employers’ association, which announced that “in the coming days the new date and time” of the match between Mallorca and Cádiz will be communicated. .

This Saturday, the employers’ association regretted that, “once again, FIFA makes these types of decisions about the calendar without taking into account or agreeing with the domestic competitions.” “As already happened in 2021 with the international period for CONMEBOL teams, FIFA, unilaterally and without any prior agreement with the domestic competitions, has decided to extend the international period for the players of the Israeli and Kosovo national teams by three days. who must make up their postponed match in October,” he said in a statement.

A situation that affects the vermilion team, which was due to host Cádiz on November 12 and which, due to the new date established by the governing body of world football, was forced to not have its striker Muriqi. The Kosovo striker is a fundamental piece in Javier Aguirre’s scheme, after having scored four goals and two assists so far this season with Mallorca.

LaLiga has already reported that Mallorca received notification of its player’s final call-up to play in the Kosovo-Israel match, which affects the domestic match in question. For this reason, and just as was done in 2021 with the extension of the window for the CONMEBOL teams, the employers requested this Saturday the RFEF Competition Judge for a postponement to “try to reduce the impact of this situation on the competition.” “, now confirmed by the RFEF.