La Liga’s decision to play one match in the United States has caused an almighty stir in the football world.
It’s an unprecedented step and, unsurprisingly, many people aren’t too happy about it.
The captains of the 20 Spanish clubs have already threatened to strike if the plan goes ahead.
However, it seems as though La Liga aren’t backing out of their decision.
And, according to Spanish programme Cadena SER, they’ve already selected the fixture that will be played in America.
According to the report, league’s chief Javier Tebas has proposed Girona’s fixture with Barcelona on matchday 21 to be played in America.
This request has been proposed to Girona and the league are expecting a response in the coming days.
But there are a few challenges.
The fixture is currently scheduled to take place in Montilivi, Girona, on January 27, 2019.
This sits between the two legs of the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and both sides will hope to still be in the competition at that stage.
That surely wouldn’t be ideal.
La Liga still have to decide a location in the United States – and deal with the complaints from the players.
During a meeting with the captain’s of many Premier League clubs and David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers Association, it was revealed that no players are happy with playing in America.
“They are surprised and outraged to see that such important decisions have been made. The players are against it, not one of them is in favour of it. It was unanimous. Some clubs are in favour and others against. I am speaking on behalf of the players,” AS reported.
The argument is set to rumble on but it’s looking increasingly likely that Girona vs Barcelona will be played in America.