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Barça management wants to play La Liga match in US, despite players' refusal

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Barcelona's club management on Wednesday said it was still interested in playing a competitive match in the against this season, despite the continued refusal by to go along with the plan.

said there was still a long way to go before the proposed match in January against becomes a reality, reports news.

"We are interested in playing there (in the United States) because it is a strategic market, but we want it to be in consensus, agreement and harmony between the players and the Spanish federation," Vives said.

Girona's management has also said, in a joint statement with Barça, it is willing to play the match in

Vives added that Barcelona's players understood the club's position on the matter, after the squad had been upset about not being informed of the possibility of playing in the US.

On Monday, the players' union met with Javier Tebas, after which Aganzo told reporters that his priority was to make games easily accessible to fans and not about giving undue influence to broadcasting rights and other countries.

In August, the top announced the creation of North America, on a 15-year deal in cooperation with the multinational company Relevent, to promote in the US and Canada, including playing a competitive La Liga game in the - the first outside

Following this announcement, the Spanish players' union held a meeting on August 22 with all of the La Liga teams' captains, who rejected the proposal.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:46 IST