sport news Opening game of the 2020-21 LaLiga campaign postponed by 24 hours

First game of 2020-21 LaLiga season between Granada and Athletic Bilbao postponed by 24 hours as Spanish top flight and nation's football chiefs clash over scheduling of matches on Fridays and Mondays  LaLiga clash between Granada and Athletic Bilbao has been put back 24 hours A row over scheduling of matches in Spain saw it moved from its Friday night slot LaLiga and the Spanish federation have been at war over scheduling games Action returns this weekend but and Barcelona have extra time off 

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Published: 00:49 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 00:58 BST, 10 September 2020

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The first match of the 2020-21 LaLiga campaign has been postponed by 24 hours after a scheduling row between the division and the Spanish football federation.

The scheduled start of the campaign had to be hastily changed on Wednesday night as the result of a dispute between the two bodies over whether matches can be played on Fridays and Mondays.

LaLiga was set to begin with a match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao on Friday night, but the federation forced the game to be moved to the weekend because it opposes matches on Mondays and Fridays.

Athletic Bilbao's LaLiga game against Granada has been postponed by 24 hours to Saturday

Athletic Bilbao's LaLiga game against Granada has been postponed by 24 hours to Saturday

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado will have to wait 24 hours to begin the new season

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado will have to wait 24 hours to begin the new season

The game was rescheduled to Saturday after the ruling of a judge in the federation's competitions committee on Wednesday.

Monday's game between Alaves and Real Betis also was moved to the weekend, as were a handful of second-division matches.

LaLiga said it would change the schedule this time 'to avoid irreparable damages to the clubs affected by this nonsense by the federation.'

But it added that it will continue to fight to play on Mondays and Fridays and would appeal to the nation's sports council to try to keep the

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