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La Liga to telecast 'EL Clasico' live in India with football stars

IANS  |  New Delhi 

La Liga will on December 3 be hosting live screening in and of the Spanish football league's showpiece match -- the "El Clasico" between traditional rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The live screening of sporting events on a giant screen is popular in Europe and La Liga, which has recently launched its office here, will be organising the event with the aim of popularising the league in the country.

The evening will include giant screens, food and beverage stalls as well as fan engagement activities at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here and Khar Gymkhana in

Former La liga star Luis Garcia will be present in New while Frederic Kanoute will attend the screening.

Commenting on the event, La liga President Javier Tebas said in a release: "Our aim is to take La Liga all across the world, and further establish the league as one that is global and inclusive. We feel that the most important way to grow is to be closer to our fans, and provide tem with newer, more exciting experiences."

"Both Real Madrid and Barcelona enjoy huge popularity in and we feel that we owe the passionate fans of the league, a chance to experience such an event. This is a big step, and what we believe will be a great start to our journey in India," he added.



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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 17:38 IST