The Extremadura Football Federation made public this Monday the calendars of its three senior competitions of Third RFEF, First and Second Extremeña.
The Third RFEF starts a new season on September 10 that is presented as the strongest since the restructuring of the national categories due to the relegation of Coria, Don Benito and Diocesano and with the novelty of its expansion to 18 teams.
The first day brings an always attractive Don Benito-Jerez and the visit of Coria to the recently promoted Racing Valverdeño. The Diocesan receives the revelation of the past Olivenza course, while other applicants such as Moralo move to Pueblonuevo and Azuaga starts at home against Trujillo. The rookie Jaraíz travels to Villafranca and will have his debut in the Third Division in front of his fans against Azuaga a week later.
The Diocesan will face Don Benito at home on October 12 (matchday 6) and will visit Coria on November 26 (matchday 13) with the rounds on February 25 (matchday 23) and April 14 (matchday 30), respectively. The duel between the, a priori, main candidates Don Benito and Coria will arrive on December 3 at the Vicente Sanz and the return to four rounds to the end of the championship on La Isla. The pumpkin team closes the league at home against Montehermoso, the celestial ones in Azuaga, the Diocesano in Jerez and Moralo lowers the curtain in their field with Arroyo on the last day of May 12.
First and Second Extremadura
The First and Second Extremeña will begin a week later, on September 17. The Primera Extremeña is divided into four groups of 12 teams. The place of the disappeared Miajadas in group 1 has been occupied by Torrejoncillo, with the best coefficient among the finalists of the promotion playoff.
CD Extremadura 1924 has been placed in group 4 and on the first day it will be their turn to travel to La Garrovilla. The debut of Cidoncha’s team at the Francisco de la Hera will be against Ribereña in a repeat of last season’s duel against the only team that was able to beat them (0-1 in Almendralejo) and that did not lose any of their two games by drawing the other in Ribera del Fresno (1-1). El Segureña, also promoted from the same Segunda Extremeña group, is another of the rivals he will meet again in a group that includes La Estrella, Zafra, CP Oliva or Santa Marta. Extremadura will say goodbye to the league in Solana on April 21.
The Second Extremeña starts with 5 groups of 13 teams each. Newly created clubs appear such as CD Oliva 2023, Olivenza UD and Fútbol Playa CD Badajoz and the return of historical clubs such as Cacereño Atlético Veracruz and Plus Ultra. This season the champion of each group has the prize of direct promotion. The other places will be played in promotion qualifying format between the second and third of each group.