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La Liga News: 21 August 2015; Diego Godin Extends Atletico Madrid Contract, Sky Sports Extends La Liga Coverage

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Sky Sports to show more games in La Liga in 2015/16 than ever | Sky Sports
For the first time, Sky Sports will show more than 300 live games from La Liga, with a comprehensive Spanish football offering across its platforms. As part of its unrivalled football schedule, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy more coverage than ever before this season across TV, online and mobile devices.

League matches to take place on 30 and 31 December | FC Barcelona
The board of the Royal Spanish Football Federation accepted on Wednesday the proposal of the Spanish Footballers' Association to bring forward Week 17 of the league to December 30th and 31st. As a result, the matches that were to be played on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of January have instead been rescheduled for the last two days of the calendar year.

Benitez enters first Real Madrid campaign amid uncertainty - ESPN FC
In less than 24 hours, preseason will become simply "season," and Real Madrid are pulling out all the stops to ensure that Rafa Bentitez has his squad finalised before the transfer window shuts on Sept. 1. The signing of Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan this week came out of nowhere, but provides the Real manager with the extra midfielder he requested while also paving the way for the departures of two that he doesn't want: Lucas Silva and Asier Illarramendi.

Atletico Madrid have won the transfer window - can they win La Liga too? - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport British
Some deranged people never want the transfer window to close. But it has to. There are only so many times we can see Victor Valdes and David De Gea doing their Statler and Waldorf impression from their seats at Old Trafford, or watch Real Madrid put on one of those gala ceremonies - this year Sergio Ramos got one just for staying and Iker Casillas was given one for leaving.

Diego Godin agrees to new Atletico Madrid deal -
Uruguayan defender Diego Godin has put an end to speculation surrounding his future after agreeing to a new four-year deal at Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club announced on Thursday. Premier League side Manchester City was reportedly among the front runner for the center back's signature, but on the back of Nicolas Otamendi heading to the Etihad Stadium, Godin has pledged his future to Atletico.

Vicente Iborra signs five-year deal to stay at Sevilla - ESPN FC
Midfielder Vicente Iborra has signed a new contract that will keep him at Sevilla until June 2020. The 27-year-old has added two more years to his previous deal that was due to expire in 2018, after two strong seasons with the Andalusian outfit.

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