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La Liga Captains Set To Meet Over Refusal To Play Games In US

La Liga Captains Set To Meet Over Refusal To Play Games In US

Club captains in Spain are set to meet tomorrow to officially come to agreement that they are against playing any La Liga games in America as proposed by the league last week.

Once upon a time the Premier League's boss Richard Scudamore told everyone that he'd like there to be a 39th match in the Premier League with clubs playing the extra game abroad, because clearly the league just doesn't make enough money.

Fortunately that plan eventually got scrapped and we kept it to a 38 game season in England with all of the games being played on these shores, obviously some of them do get played in Wales.

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La Liga have now decided that playing some games in America would be a good idea, even without the bonus of them being extra matches. Last week they announced that from sometime this season games would be played in the US.

It's a decision that has been taken without the go ahead, or even any discussions, from the Spanish FA and that hasn't exactly gone down too well.

But it's also the players who aren't happy. According to AS the captains from all 20 La Liga sides will meet tomorrow to put out a statement together to go against the games and claim they won't be part of them.

Messi with the La Liga trophy. Image: PA Images
Messi with the La Liga trophy. Image: PA Images
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La Liga came to the agreement with a US law firm that they would play some of the games in North America, with Canada also a possible destination to host some of the games.

There is no further details on the fixtures, when or where they would be played or which teams would be involved but it's likely that Barcelona and/or Real Madrid would be included to make sure there's more fans in the ground.

Richard Scudamore was a big fan of the 39th game. Image: PA Images
Richard Scudamore was a big fan of the 39th game. Image: PA Images

La Liga have also decided to follow in the footsteps of the Premier League and move some games to Mondays and Fridays, although teams playing in Europe will be exempt, another decision the player's union is set to come out against, as well as late kicks offs that mean games finish after midnight.

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Topics: America, Football News, Sergio Ramos, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Spain, Real Madrid, La Liga

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