‘La Liga’s US agreement worthless!’

Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales insists ‘what La Liga has signed is useless’ as he maintains Girona-Barcelona will not be played in the US.

Javier Tebas claimed earlier in the week that Girona’s January home fixture against Barca was ’almost certain’ to take place in the US, but Rubiales accused the Liga chief of acting ‘unfaithfully, incomprehensibly and with a total lack of respect’.

“Javier Tebas [the president of La Liga] spoke to everyone except the people he had to speak to,” the RFEF supremo told The Guardian.

“It’s a total lack of respect, unfaithful and incomprehensible. This President demands a lot from others when his own behaviour frankly leaves a lot to be desired.

“We’ve not had even a single call. I haven’t seen the contract, so I can’t say much but I will say this: the FIFA President protects domestic competition and taking competition somewhere else represents an invasion of that country.

“He has totally ignored the players and even the clubs, signing a contract with a private country for 10 or 15 years. His behaviour was terrible, but very much like Javier Tebas: very much lacking in respect.

“[Tebas] does this with everything. Put bluntly, he’s rude. He has signed an agreement that it is not up to him to sign.

“What he has signed is worthless. It means nothing without our authorisation, so we’ll see what happens to this game.”

Tags Javier Tebas Luis Rubiales RFEF Spanish Football Federation