They want to bring La Liga from Spain to the United States | Sports XEU

The President of the Spanish League, Javier Tebas, confirmed today, Tuesday in Buenos Aires, the Spanish League’s interest in holding one of its competition matches in the United States in the 2025-2026 season, and did not rule out the possibility of that. The championship match could be played in Argentina.

“It is a goal that we have been striving to achieve for a long time (…). Let's see if (on this occasion) it is the decisive goal,” the Spanish League leaders said during the annual Sportel Rendez-vous event. Which brings together federations, television broadcasting channels, and companies dedicated to sports production.

The event, which is being held this year in the Argentine capital, is attended by Agencia EFE as a collaborating media outlet.

The Spanish League has already tried to hold two of its competitions in the American city of Miami, Girona vs. Barcelona in the 2018-2019 season, and Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid in the 2019-2020 season, but to no avail in both cases. With the opposition of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the judicial system in the European country.

“The president of the Spanish Football Federation has changed, fortunately for many, and FIFA (regulations) have changed for this situation,” said Tebas, who was mocking criticism of the relegation of Spain's top club competition in the Americas.

The president of the Spanish League said, “It is a game… We are not inventing anything. American sports like the NBA or the National Football League play matches in Europe and the strategy is not the same, but it is similar.”

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Tebas stressed that the dispute over a match in Miami generates a “resonance effect” and makes the audience “who do not know you, know you more.”

Regarding the possibility of two Spanish top-flight teams competing in a match in Argentina, Tebas acknowledged that La Liga “could imagine it”, but strongly criticized the current board of the Argentine Football Association (AFA).

“They will have to change their leaders. I don't think they will cooperate much,” the president said, referring to the team of the South American country's federation president, Claudio “Czeche” Tapia.

With information from EFE/Photo: EFE

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