Sevilla threaten Super Cup action against Barcelona

13 August, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Sevilla threaten to quit Super Cup in row over Barcelona's non-EU players

The Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla is a game of particular significance for Leo Messi: if the new Barcelona captain finds himself on the winning side in Tangiers he will become the most successful player in Camp Nou history by lifting a 33 career trophy with the club.

These two sides faced off in the final of last season's Copa del Rey, with the Catalan giants running out 5-0 winners on the night.

Meanwhile, Barcelona won both the league and cup.

"Sevilla FC is surprised by the RFEF's statement 24 hours before the Super Cup", the tweet read.

"It has said that as many non-EU players as desired can be registered". In their last notice for the 18-19 season, only three were due to be permitted, without exception.

However, this is the first time it will played outside Spain, with the encounter billed to take place in Tangier, Morocco.


But the club could also call upon defender Marlon (Brazil), taking the total up to four.

It was reported earlier this week that Barcelona were in the process of acquiring a Portuguese passport for midfielder Philippe Coutinho in order to free up a third non-EU playing spot in their squad and that process is believed to have been completed.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde was not happy with the rule change either.

"I think that Sevilla are professionals and we are professionals". Sevilla feel this is favouritism towards Barcelona, who have too many non-EU members in their squad, and are threatening to take legal action if Barça use more than three.

The Argentina global takes over from Iniesta following his move to Vissel Kobe in the J League at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Recommended:

  • Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide refuses to appear before grand jury

    Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide refuses to appear before grand jury

    If Mueller was not correctly appointed, that calls into question the legality of his client to testify, Kamenar argued. At least nine people associated with Stone have been contacted by the special counsel.
    Anderson: our attack would have run through any line-up today

    Anderson: our attack would have run through any line-up today

    Hosts England lost Keaton Jennings for 11 runs after a quick start, as Mohammed Shami provided the breakthrough for India. He walked off unbeaten on 120*, his efforts (and those of Jonny Bairstow, who made 93) have given England a 250 run lead.
    Wawrinka and Djokovic advance in Toronto Masters

    Wawrinka and Djokovic advance in Toronto Masters

    Play was also suspended in the match between world number one Simona Halep of Romania and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The inclement weather also forced Shapovalov to wait, but the Canadian had no issues dispatching Chardy 6-1 6-4.
  • Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

    Depression was the only mental health taken into account during the study. These activities can lower mental health burdens by 20 to 22 percent.
    Sarri admits £71 million Kepa is not at same level as Courtois

    Sarri admits £71 million Kepa is not at same level as Courtois

    Real Madrid might raise their offer for Eden Hazard to around £200m (€224m) according to the 'Sunday Express' . The Blues' new star in the midfield is Jorginho, who came over to Chelsea with Sarri from Napoli.
    Former Nike Employees Sue Company Over Gendered Pay Gap

    Former Nike Employees Sue Company Over Gendered Pay Gap

    She claimed in the lawsuit that she was paid $20,000 (Dh73,464) a year less in 2017 than a male co-worker doing much the same job. Johnston left because she'd been passed over multiple times for a promotion, the complaint alleges.
  • Moss Side shooting: 10 people in hospital, say Greater Manchester police

    Moss Side shooting: 10 people in hospital, say Greater Manchester police

    Police said they hoped the less seriously injured victims would begin to leave hospital during the course of the day. She said extra officers would be on patrol to ease the concerns of residents.
    How blue light from smartphone screens can speed up blindness

    How blue light from smartphone screens can speed up blindness

    But as a person ages or the immune system is suppressed, the patients loses the ability to counteract the harmful combination. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the USA , affecting over 11 million Americans.
    Guardiola is better than me 16 hours ago

    Guardiola is better than me 16 hours ago

    Arsenal are likely to press in the early stages, if Emery's approach against Guardiola in the past is anything to go by. Forward Riyad Mahrez could make his league debut for the club following his £60million summer move from Leicester .
  • The best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight

    The best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight

    Lucky observers may see the occasional meteor sailing across the sky for several seconds, leaving behind a trail of glowing smoke. The comet itself will come extremely close to Earth in a "near-miss" in 2126. "But at least 10 to 20 an hour is a safe bet".
    Manchester City vs. Arsenal live stream info, TV channel

    Manchester City vs. Arsenal live stream info, TV channel

    On the appointments, Emery said: "The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny , who is injured at the moment". He will play alongside Shkodran Mustafi and fans will want better performances than witnessed in pre-season.
    'Elba, Idris Elba': Star's tweet stokes James Bond rumours

    'Elba, Idris Elba': Star's tweet stokes James Bond rumours

    Elba's name has now been linked to the Bond franchise for nearly a decade, during which time Daniel Craig has starred in three films in the series.


Popular

Kavanaugh Hearing Date Set for September 4 in Senate
Bush's administration, Republicans and Democrats continue to feud over what could be more than 1 million pages of documents . Before he can assume the lifetime job on the nine-member court, the Republican-controlled Senate must vote to confirm him.

Tiger Woods in contention in final round
After the slow start on Thursday saw him play the first two holes in 3 over par, he has played the remaining 52 holes in 11 under. He left at least two strokes on the back nine, and an argument could be made that he could have been six better than he ended up.

Erdogan says U.S. set deadline for pastor's release
Without naming any country, Erdogan said that those - who stand against Turkey for the sake of small calculations - would pay the price.

Ingraham Faces Backlash From Cuomo on Demographic Comments
Ingraham was highly criticized for commentary where she said that the United States many loved didn't exist anymore because of immigration, both legal and illegal.

Jurgen Klopp told new Liverpool FC signing is ‘a bargain’
Goals from Salah, Mane and substitute Daniel Sturridge were enough to sink the Hammers in Pellegrini's first game in charge. He will start as the deepest of the three midfielders, with Keita on one side and Georginio Wijnaldum on the other.

‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman
She also described him as a man who "loved conflict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or fight". Trump blamed the violence on "many sides", rather than condemning the white supremacists who were protesting.

Afghan Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to discuss peace, security
Security officials said that due to clashes in parts of Sayed Abad district in Wardak province, the Kabul-Kandahar highway is still close to traffic.

Arsenal vs Manchester City
Playmaker David Silva could also feature after sitting out at Wembley and goalkeeper Ederson will return. Bosnian Sead Kolasinac is out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal isn't yet match fit.

Villarreal unveil ex-Arsenal midfielder Cazorla in freakish fashion
As the smoke vanishes from the chamber, Cazorla miraculously makes his way out of the chamber, which was previously visibly empty. The popular Spaniard rejoins Villarreal 7 years after leaving them but he is still incredibly popular in that part of the world.

Stock Buzzer within Traders Radar : Dropbox, Inc. (DBX)
If the markets make a firm price movement, then the strength of that movement depends on the volume for that period. In its previous quarter, the company beat on both the top and bottom lines, but this was not enough for investors.