La Liga files lawsuit against Spanish FA on US games

La Liga have filed a lawsuit against the Spanish FA for ‘blocking’ moving league games to the United States, it has been confirmed.

The Spanish league wants to play Girona’s home clash with Barcelona, scheduled for late January, in Miami’s Hard Rock stadium – instead of Girona's Estadi Montilivi (pictured) but the FA insists La Liga has ‘no authority’ over such an application.

A Madrid commercial court confirmed they had received the lawsuit on Thursday with a decision expected to be taken within two weeks – tying in with the January fixture.

Neither the league nor the FA have commented officially on the situation although earlier this week Diario AS cited a Spanish FA source as saying: “Such regulations are firmly with us (the FA) and the powers which La Liga hold are strictly related to organising fixtures, not altering the rules of the league.”

FIFA and the EFA (Spanish Players Union) are among the organisations who have spoken out against La Liga’s plans for taking matches abroad.