The Catalan Football Federation has decided to cancel the Catalunya Super Cup and Copa Catalunya due to the lack of agreement between the parties.
Originally the Super Cup match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona was scheduled for July 31, at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona but FCB announced that it would field its B team for the match. The Federació Catalana de Futbol (FCF) decided to suspend the match, but at a meeting on Monday between all the parties, the president of the FCF, Subies Andreu, proposed the date of September 26. FC Barcelona on Monday accepted the proposal, but without guarantee of the first team players’ participation. Espanyol has refused to play at this late date in September, due to sporting concerns. Given this lack of agreement, the FCF has chosen to discontinue the first edition of the Supercopa de Catalunya, which was launched earlier this year as the new format and name of what until last year was called the Copa de Catalunya. The new format means two competitions, one for the Copa Catalunya and one for the Supercopa de Catalunya, for the biggest teams of the region. The decision also affects the Copa Catalunya final between Gimnàstic de Tarragona and Manlleu. People who bought tickets should ask for a refund in the next 15 days.
Source: fcf.cat; Picture credit: Pep Morata – MD