Valencia and Levante seek postponement following fatal fire in city

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Fire tore through residential buildings in Valencia

Valencia and Levante have requested that their matches in La Liga this weekend be rescheduled due to a fatal fire that occurred in the Spanish city on Thursday.

According to Valencia’s emergency services, a major fire that tore through two connected apartment buildings resulted in at least four deaths and up to fifteen missing persons.

On Saturday at 2 p.m. local time, Valencia is expected to play away in La Liga against Granada, while seven hours later, second division team Levante is expected to host FC Andorra in Valencia.

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“The Club deeply regrets what happened, wants to send a lot of strength to all the victims and publicly thank the commendable work of the emergency services,” Valencia CF stated in a statement.

“In remembrance of the victims, the men’s first team, women’s first team, and VCF Academy teams’ players and coaches will observe a respectful minute of silence at the start of their training sessions this Friday.

“Likewise, the Club has processed the request to postpone this Saturday’s match against Granada CF at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium.”

Valencia also announced that, in keeping with the city’s three days of grief, flags would be flown at half mast at the club’s facilities.

Levante issued a statement requesting that their game be postponed. They also said, “We join in the pain of the families and friends of the victims and we express our gratitude to the emergency services for their commendable work in this terrible event.”

Following the fire, other Spanish teams expressed their sympathies to the city.

Barcelona posted on X, the former Twitter platform, saying, “FC Barcelona offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the fire in Valencia and lends its support to those affected.”

“Real Madrid C. F., its president, and its board of directors would like to express their deepest sympathy for the victims of the fire that has affected the city of Valencia in the last few hours and express their solidarity with all those affected and with all the people of Valencia,” the team said in a statement posted on their website.

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