MU Main Twice in Three Days, Van Gaal: It is prohibited FIFA
Manchester – Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, criticized a busy schedule ahead of the turn of the year which forced his team to play twice in three days.
After beating Newcastle United 3-1 at Old Trafford on Friday (12/26/2014), the ‘Red Devils‘ only have an empty one day. In her Sunday (28/12), they have to be in London to face Tottenham Hotspur.
Van Gaal admitted difficulty with the schedule. As a new coach who has worked in the Premier League this season, he had to face something he did not like.
“According to FIFA and UEFA regulations, there is a ban on playing within 48 hours. But this is England, and the like it‘s okay,” said Van Gaal as reported by Sky Sports.
“I can not prepare my team as usual.”
“We have a meeting every unit, as well as team meetings, we also have to practice 11 11 opponents and adjust to an opponent. We can not do that now,” said the manager of Dutch origin.
In some tournaments, like the World Cup and the 2014 World Cup, FIFA is mentioned in the rules section of the venues, dates and kick-off time, that each team will be given a rest period of at least 48 hours from one game to another game.
“The FIFA Organising Committee shall fix the dates, and venues of the matches, allowing call now team a minimum rest period of 48 hours between matches (FIFA Settings Committee reserves the right to set the date and place of the match, to allow each team to get a minimum 48-hour rest period of one other game to game), “according to FIFA rules stated for the Club World Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
United’s 3-1 win over Newcastle through two goals from Wayne Rooney and a goal from Robin van Persie. Now, they must prepare to face Tottenham on the same day won 2-1 at Leicester City headquarters.
After the game against Tottenham, United had a free time three days before the face Stoke City at the Britannia on January 1, 2015. Thereafter, on January 4, 2015, they will face Yeovil in the third round of the FA Cup.