Betis planning to play Barça at home stadium despite ban

26th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Real Betis soccer club has announced that it will host Saturday's Liga match against Barcelona in its own stadium

26 March 2008

SEVILLE -  Real Betis soccer club has announced that it will host Saturday's Liga match against Barcelona in its own stadium, despite having been ordered by the RFEF governing body to play the game elsewhere. Betis' ground is to be closed for two games in punishment for a bottle-throwing incident which injured Athletic Bilbao's goalkeeper and caused the suspension of that game.

The Seville club has appealed the ban, and argues that it will not have time to arrange an alternative venue as the final verdict will be given on Thursday.

[Copyright El Pais 2008]

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