Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales reveals intention to change format of La Liga

Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has suggested making some big changes to the format of La Liga according to sports journalist Richard Martin.

Rubiales was speaking in a breakfast briefing with Europa Press, the same arena where he first discussed revamping the Supercopa de Espana and sending it to Saudi Arabia.

“In the next few days I’m going to ask Javier Tebas to sit down with me to try and change the format of La Liga,” Rubiales said. “We’ve changed the format of many competitions and the results are there for everyone to see.

“We have to propose having fewer matchdays and bigger spectacles. We have to try and capture the attention of more young people by making it more exciting. La Liga has been inflexible. If we want to change the format we have to do it unanimously.”

The past few months has been dominated by talk of the breakaway Super League, with Europe’s dozen biggest clubs making clear that they believe a change in the structure of the game is needed.

It’s a situation exacerbated by the financial impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Paris Saint-Germain and the Premier League have demonstrated a financial robustness unmatched by La Liga, with Barcelona struggling in particular.

Rubiales was a player before he became president of the Spanish football federation; a Las Palmas-born defender, his senior career saw him turn out for Guadix, Mallorca B, Lleida, Xerez, Levante, Alicante and Hamilton Academical before retiring in 2009.

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  1. Sunday Ogheneotchuke says:

    Changing the format of the super Copa de espana is considered very stupid in my opinion.
    It’s supposed to be d champion of champions, knowing who’s the country’s champion between the two teams who might have won the la Liga or Copa del Rey.
    We saw real Madrid winning it in d first edition of this new format when they didn’t win anything the previous season yet won the champion of champions cup. Any sense in that?

    1. Nihat says:

      jealous human being what really happen with real Madrid winning it please we both play d game if at all u are barca fans

    2. arn says:

      You complaints are about 2 decades too late.

      Since many years no champions are winninh the champions league(mostly real)
      so the supercopa is nothing more than just another inflated ,worthless competition.

      And it seems that the supercopa was just the beginning of full total prostitution of football in spain.

      Seems these greedy guys would do anything to squeeze the last penny out of everything they can.

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