“If there is a League of 24 there should be promotion of six clubs”


Madrid, Jul 31 (EFE) .- Raúl Martín Presa, president of Rayo Vallecano, told EFE that they have received “hopeful” the proposal of the Royal Spanish Football Federation for the next season to have a League of 24 clubs in Second because in this way, “for legal equity”, there would also have to be “a promotion of six clubs” that they would play.

Deportivo-Fuenlabrada from the last day of the SmartBank League was postponed after several players from the Madrid team tested positive for coronavirus tests prior to the crash. The rest of the day, with some matches influenced by the result of the match in Riazor, was played.

Rayo Vallecano the result of Deportivo-Fuenlabrada influenced his promotion options. On the one hand, he had to win his match against Racing, expect that Fuenlabrada lost at Riazor with Deportivo and Elche lost or tied at home with Oviedo. For this reason, from the first moment, he presented “a formal complaint to the RFEF to invalidate that last day.”

After learning that the RFEF, in a letter from the secretary general to the president of LaLiga, advocates a Second Division of 24 teams due to the conflict that has arisen as a result of the suspension of the match between Deportivo and Fuenlabrada, Martín Presa assured EFE that he is “hopeful” that his team can also contest the promotion.

“We are hopeful that the proposal of a League of 24 teams will go ahead because that would mean that there would also have to be a promotion of six clubs,” Martín Presa told EFE.

“The case that would suppose a League of 24 clubs, with the salvation of Numancia and Deportivo, which arrived with saving options on the last day, is identical to ours, which came with intact promotion options. It is a case of equity legal “, he confessed.

“From the first moment, to solve this situation, we have advocated for a League of 24 and a promotion of six,” reiterated Martín Presa, who reported that, after the regular championship had ended, he gave orders to his players to “use extreme security measures and stay on vacation in Spain in case you have to come back soon to play. “

(c) EFE Agency


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