Spanish Football Federation Looking To Reschedule Copa Del Rey Final For May Or June
It’s been nearly one week since the Spanish Football Federation announced that the Copa del Rey final would be postponed until a later date. At the time, the RFEF planned to meet again with both clubs this week to set the reschedule date but that won’t be happening. The increase in severity of the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible to make any plans right now, though a number of options are being considered.
Everything hinges on Tuesday’s UEFA summit where the football calendar will be addressed. According to multiple sources throughout Europe, UEFA are expected to postpone EURO2020 until next year which will allow domestic football to continue into the summer. If so, domestic league would then have more freedom to begin making decisions and the Cup final will go ahead.
The latest reports in Spain claim that La Liga believes the season will be able to resume by late April. Even if games have to be played behind doors with a condensed schedule, the league is confident that the season will be completed. On the other hand, the RFEF are already working out possible dates for the Cup final with the match needing to take place before 30 June to avoid conflicting with expiring contracts and the standard end of the domestic football campaign.
According to a report from Javier Ortiz De Lazcano of El Correo, the RFEF along with Athletic and Real Sociedad are weighing up dates in May and June for the final. The last weekend of May was already considered as the favorite option when the final was originally postponed, but the Federation are aware that the game might have to take place at a later date. For now there is optimism that the final will be played.