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Spain's Barcelona, Girona request permission to play league game in Miami

IANS  |  Girona (Spain) 

The presidents of the and two of the largest Catalan-based clubs, and FC, have sought permission from Spain's body (RFEF) to play a game in the United States, a decision that is likely to provoke protest from fans and players alike.

and the heads of and Girona, Josep and Delfi Geli, thus took another step towards pitting the sides together in a league match held at the in Miami, Florida, in what would be an unprecedented move in Spanish aimed at boosting the league's popularity in the lucrative US market.

A statement from said mechanisms had been agreed to compensate season ticket holders for the defending champion Barça and its neighbors Girona; the plan was reportedly given the green light from fans associations at both clubs," reports news.

However, the has previously rejected the project.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 18:46 IST