Javier Tebas to go to court for United States game

La Liga president Javier Tebas is preparing a legal case in order to force top flight matches in Spain to be played in the United States, say reports.

The league chief is intent on bringing matches abroad with January’s scheduled match between Girona and Barcelona on 26 January earmarked to be taken to Miami.

Earlier this year, Tebas confirmed a 15-year agreement had been struck with American entertainment company Relevent to stage matches in the US.

However, the move has been met with strong opposition including from FIFA, the Spanish FA and the AFE Spanish players union.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid formally stated their opposition to the idea, stating that it interrupted ‘the integrity and the equality of the competition’.

Now Cadena Cope reports that Tebas will take his argument to a court of law in an attempt to force through the event.

Girona and Barcelona have both given their approvals to the plans, but the game cannot take place without the green light from those bodies who have stated their outright opposition.

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