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Date and time has been fixed for Barcelona’s first LaLiga match to be played in the United States

For sometime now Laliga chiefs have decided that they would be scheduling a couple of league games oversees as they push to expand into the United States’ market.

It’s a hugely unpopular decision especially among the players who have threatened to go on strike to register their disagreement.

At a recent meeting, the head of the Spanish Footballers Association, David Aganzo, slammed such plans.

Aganzo said: “We can not allow unilateral decisions. It’s not just the game as such, in terms of health and travel, it just makes no sense to have a game Played in the United States and have one team have to give up a home game.

“It cannot be that a person takes a decision of a 15-year agreement, which affects many people and without consulting. We are fed up with not being valued.

“LaLiga have shown a lack of respect in not involving players that are directly affected by the decision.”

Date and Time

For Barcelona it appears that their January fixture against Girona would not be played in Spain.

According to Deportes Copa, the LFP have communicated to the Girona fan club that the game would be played on January 26 and the time is 2.45pm in Miami Florida (8.45pm local time), at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Girona would stand to gain a lot financially as tickets and plane tickets (1,500 free flights available for season ticket holders) for fans would be paid for. The only requirement is a deposit of €500, which will be returned after the trip.

The Catalan club will not give figures but it could be as much as €4 million.

It is voluntary

The president of the LFP, Javier Tebas, revealed on panish radio, Onda Cero, that it was voluntary to play games in the US as clubs could either agree or refuse.

He went on to add that both Barcelona and Girona have agreed to play in the United States.

“To play a league match in the United States this season is voluntary, there is no obligation to go there, the clubs that want to go will go,” said Tebas.

“Both Girona and Barcelona have agreed to play that meeting in Miami. I think there is a 90 percent chance of it being played there. ”

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