Barcelona are first casualty, league game is moved to the United States


If reports in the local media are anything to go by, Spanish giants, Barcelona will be the first casualty of the deal already in place to have some La Liga games moved from the country to the United States.

The La Liga authorities had signed a deal US sports and Relevent Sports, the entertainment company owned by Stephen Ross, to have some league games being played outside Spain.

Catalan daily, Sport therefore reports that Barcelona’s game of 27th January, 2019 against Girona would be played in Miami, United State.

Efforts by the Spanish League Players Association to protest and reject the agreement on the ground that they were not consulted before the decision was affirmed has yielded no result as the 65,326-seater venue will host the Barcelona game.

However, some fans are expected to benefit from the deal as season-ticket holders as 1,500 free flights have been arranged with a deposit of €500 and a hotel booking for Girona fans.

This development has been greeted with lots of reactions as La Liga fans now hold the opinion that they will no longer see enough games owing to the agreement that has no much benefit to them.

It is still not clear, the teams that would be next to have their game played outside Spain, but all the teams will be expected to begin preparations especially if the Barcelona game is finally played.

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