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Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico postponed amid protests in Catalonia

first_imgBarcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico postponed amid protests in CataloniaThe Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has taken the decision of postponing the game. A date of December 16 was proposed from the game but it has been turned down by La Liga due to the fact the game would be played mid-week.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MadridOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 10:57 IST There have been protests and violent clashes with police throughout the Catalan region this week (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSpain’s decision to jail nine Catalan separatist leaders has led to violent protests in the Catalan regionDecember 7 is looming as a possible alternative for the El Clasico in BarcelonaReal Madrid is currently placed at the top of the table in La Liga and will face RCD Mallorca on SaturdayThe ‘El Clasico’ match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which was scheduled to be held on October 26 at the Camp Nou, has been postponed due to the ongoing disturbances in the Catalan region in north-east Spain.Violent protests have been taking place in the region following the imprisonment of nine Catalan political and social leaders for their role in organising an independence referendum in 2017.As of Thursday, the streets of Barcelona and surrounding areas had been hit by four consecutive days of violent clashes between protesters and security forces and a rally is planned for the city of Barcelona on October 26 — the date for which the match was scheduled to take place, reports goal.com.Following this, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has taken the decision of postponing the game. A date of December 16 was proposed from the game but it has been turned down by La Liga due to the fact the game would be played mid-week. And now, December 7 is looming as a possible alternative willing other games can be rescheduled.On Thursday, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde — in his pre-game press conference ahead of Barca’s visit to play Eibar on Saturday — said he believed the Clasico should go ahead with the original date.Real Madrid is currently placed at the top of the table in La Liga and will face RCD Mallorca on Saturday.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow El ClasicoFollow Barcelona vs Real MadridFollow Catalonia protests Nextlast_img read more

RBC to hike mortgage rates on Tuesday

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada is once again boosting some of its home mortgage rates effective Tuesday.The increases will range from one-tenth to three-tenths of a point, depending on the type of mortgage.Royal Bank says its special discounted four-, five-, seven-, and ten-year rates are going up to 3.39, 3.69, 3.99 and 4.29% respectively.Royal increased some of its mortgage rates earlier this month following a plunge in bond prices in May.Scotiabank and TD Bank have also recently increased their special discounted rates.The Canadian Press