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Soccer-Atletico Madrid v Sevilla postponed due to flood risk


MADRID (Reuters) – The LaLiga match between Atletico and Sevilla on Sunday has been postponed due to the extremely high risk of flooding in Madrid, the Spanish soccer league said.

“Facing the exceptional weather situation in Madrid … the President of the RFEF, the Sports Minister and the CEOs of Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla, has taken the decision to postpone the match. The new date and time of the match will be communicated soon,” LaLiga said in a statement on Sunday.

AEMET has issued a severe weather warning in the regions of Madrid, La Mancha and Andalusia.

Madrid mayor Luis Martínez Almeida has urged the population to stay home as the city is expecting “the heaviest rainfall since records began 49 years ago” over on Sunday afternoon.

Atletico are second in the LaLiga standings on seven points, level with Girona, Barcelona and Cadiz, five points behind leaders Real Madrid.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas, editing by Ed Osmond)

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