La Liga captains against US proposal

The captains of all 20 La Liga clubs will jointly-write a statement in opposition to the league’s plan to move matches to the United States.

Diario AS highlight how the players will reconvene at the Spanish Association of Footballers (AFE) in order to voice their disapproval at the plans, which were announced last week.

Neither the AFE, the league’s clubs nor the Spanish FA were consulted by La Liga before they penned a 15-year agreement with US company Relevent.

The players and the AFE will also raise concerns over the late kick-off times of league matches, with many running past midnight local time.

The late commencement of these games has been cited as a fundamental reason for low crowds, while the growth of Friday and Monday night football is also expected to be challenged.