The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed the postponement of the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid due to security concerns in Catalonia.

The match was scheduled to take place on October 26, but due to political protests in the region after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday, the game has been pushed to a later date.

The decision follows after both clubs refused to play the first Clasico of the season at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Barca and Madrid, instead, agreed to the idea of changing the date to December 18 which will be on Wednesday.

However, this date has not been favoured by La Liga who wants the game to be played during the weekend on December 7.

As such, the RFEF’s Competition Committee has given Barcelona, Real Madrid and LaLiga until Monday to agree on a date that satisfies all three parties.

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