La Liga to scrap Monday nights, more Sunday football

La Liga and the Spanish FA have agreed to scrap Monday night football for next season and will increase matches on a Sunday, report Cadena Cope.

The two organisations have long-running disputes over a number of administrational issues, with league chief Javier Tebas keen on spreading matches out across the weekend for television purposes.

However, the latest report suggests that the hugely unpopular Monday night football will be scrapped, although the Friday night slot will remain for football.

In another small change, the early kick-off on Sunday (midday local time) will likely be moved forward in the day until 18.30 local time.

Games in the Friday and Monday timeslots have proven hugely unpopular with Spanish football fans with supporters of Rayo Vallecano and Alaves among those staging protests against the timings.

The move would take affect from next season onwards while it is part of an agreement between the two organisations focused on how top-level Spanish football should be structured.