NEWS
Thursday October 10 2013
RFEF consider Spain-Belarus options

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are reportedly considering asking FIFA to postpone Spain-Belarus tomorrow night and even moving the fixture.

The game’s original scheduling of Friday night at the Iberostar Stadium in Mallorca has been thrown into doubt due to a ‘severe electrical fault’ occurring on site.

With one of three generators at the ground reportedly exploding and injuring three people - two seriously - it is believed that repairs likely to be needed to restore power to the stadium may not be completed in time for the currently set 10pm CET kick-off.

Subsequently, reports are that the RFEF are working on a solution and are considering asking FIFA to postpone the Group I World Cup qualifier by 24 hours to the Saturday, if repairs can be made by then.

A second option on the table is seen as moving the fixture elsewhere, with Barcelona’s Camp Nou and Valencia’s Mestalla seen as possible venues.

Due to the need to transport both teams over to either stadium, it is speculated that this second option may also see the RFEF request the game be played on the Saturday.

In order to move kick-off or change venue, Spain must seek consent from FIFA and also approval from Belarus.

Football Italia website