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La Liga mulls Barcelona and Real Madrid games overseas

La Liga mulls Barcelona and Real Madrid games overseas”

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has warned that Barcelona would no longer be able to play in the division should Catalunya vote for independence from Spain at a referendum to be held next month.

"If the process advances, which I hope it doesn't, Catalan clubs will not be able to play in the Spanish league".

But a La Liga spokesman said it wants "to grow the global appeal". "The president has the right to say what he thinks and I agree with him, that we all have to improve".

Over at SoccerEx around the same time, Tebas was asked whether PSG's ownership from energy-rich Qatar could help to prize Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi away from Spanish clubs, like Neymar.

"It would be a match or two maximum per season, like what National Football League or NBA do".

Speaking at this week's Soccerex event in Manchester, the Relevent chairman, Charlie Stillitano, said "the future is to do official [league] games in the US, China and other places".

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"There are leagues that are talking to us about potentially doing something in the future".

The preferred destinations for the games played overseas would be China or the United States.

La Liga champions Real Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo and lost to Barcelona 3-2 on July 30 in a game that was sold out, with 66,000 people in attendance at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

It was the first time the teams met in a friendly since 1991 and only the second time outside of Spain.

Tebas then assured that not playing in the Liga Santander and having to play in a Catalan competition would be a disaster for Barcelona.

With the Spanish league now feeling vulnerable amid Paris Saint-Germain's emergence as a genuine European power and Italy's Serie A promising to return to relevance, there is a fear that Spain's top flight could begin to struggle for visibility.



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