La Liga confirm Girona-Barca US plans

La Liga have formally confirmed plans to hold Girona’s ‘home’ match against Barcelona in late January in Miami.

Last week, Girona confirmed they were open to the proposal because they see a "great opportunity for expansion" for the club and the city.

Girona, who have only hosted Barca once at the Estadi Montilivi in a competitive match before but are said to be one of four top-flight clubs who support moving matches to the United States.

La Liga striking a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports to stage La Liga fixtures in the United States, a move which has caused huge controversy.

On Monday, league president Javier Tebas met with the David Aganzo, the president of the Spanish players union (AFE) after the latter’s threat of strike action.

Girona will reportedly receive €4.5m for the match while 1,500 fans will be given free air travel and accommodation by the league.

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