Barcelona and Sevilla were disqualified from the Copa de la Reina for improper match-fixing

BARCELONA — The Barcelona and Sevilla women’s teams have been officially disqualified by the Spanish Football Federation for improper match-fixing in their Copa de la Quene round of 16 matches against Osasuna and Villarreal.

Calderón came off the bench in Sevilla’s 1-0 win over the Yellow Submarine, along with Guez in the starting eleven (he scored a goal).

The Brazilian soccer player from Barcelona was sent off in last season’s quarter-finals, while he belonged to the Madrid CFF and Barça club, and will appeal to the federation’s appeals committee, arguing that the sanction was not reviewed or argued against the internet official. Neither the federation, nor the internal system used by clubs to verify suspensions, was officially aware of his alleged punishment for that reason.

Barça, who were fined 1,001 euros, have ten days to appeal the decision. The quarter-finals, which are yet to be drawn, are scheduled to be held in a single match in the second week of March.

At the moment, the confederation has scheduled a draw with Real Madrid, Granada, Atlético de Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna and Villarreal joining Alhama and Granadilla.

The reigning champions are Barcelona, ​​who have dominated the competition for the fifth time in the last six seasons, beating Sporting de Huelva 6-1 in the 2022 final.

The Catalans’ dismissal, if upheld by the appeals committee, would end their streak of 57 consecutive victories in any Spanish competition. His last defeat came on June 1, 2021, in the league and two days after a 4–3 Queen’s Cup win, for which he provided the game with a team full of substitutes led by Luis Cortes at the time.

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Since then, Barca have won 58 games, including the cup against Osasuna: 49 league games, 4 in the Super Cup (one in extra time against Real Madrid this season) and 5 in the Queen’s Cup, to finish. Offices.

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