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La Liga Is Currently Unavailable To Watch For Fans In The UK

La Liga Is Currently Unavailable To Watch For Fans In The UK

With the new season just around the corner, there are is still no TV deal for La Liga football to be shown in the United Kingdom.

Sky Sports used to be the home of Spanish football and had the show 'Revista La Liga' as well as live games, until Eleven Sports secured the rights in what was supposed to be a three-year deal.

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However because there weren't enough subscribers on the streaming service when December rolled around, their agreement was cut short and fixtures were shown on Premier Sports and ITV 4 at the back-end of the season.

And Bloomberg say that the situation isn't any better as we head into the 2019/20 campaign, with no "satisfactory bids" made before the July 25 deadline.

As per Football Espana, head of communications for La Liga, Joris Evers, commented: "After assessing all bids and required additional documentation from participating bidders, La Liga has declared the tender null and void because no satisfactory bids were received.

"La Liga thanks all participants in the tender for their interest and shall inform soon about next steps."

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The La Liga season gets under way on 16 August and while there is still time for another company to come in and acquire the rights, at the moment it's looking as though folks in the UK and Ireland are unable to watch the Spanish top flight.

It means we're currently relying on dodgy streams in order to see Lionel Messi, the greatest player of all-time, do his thing - and to watch El Clasico.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Here's hoping the whole thing gets sorted rapid.

Topics: Football News, Eden Hazard, FC Barcelona, Football, El Clasico, Lionel Messi, Spanish football, Real Madrid, La Liga

Josh Lawless

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