FIFA blocks La Liga plans to play in USA

FIFA has blocked La Liga’s plans to play matches in the United States.

The FIFA Council discussed the matter at a meeting held on Friday and agreed that the league games ‘must be played’ only in Spain.

The League authorities had wanted to play the 26 January fixture between Girona and Barcelona in Miami following a 15-year deal with entertainment company Relevent Sports.

“I’m strongly opposed to this and I deny any permit to play the Girona against Barca game in Miami,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

“Official games of a league must be played inside the constituency country, the Council is very clear on this.”

Both Catalan clubs had voiced their support of the idea but the Spanish FA and AFE players union both have stated their formal opposition, along with Real Madrid

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