La Liga ‘disappointed’ in Barcelona statement

La Liga has expressed its ‘disappointment’ at Barcelona withdrawing their support for next month’s scheduled game with Girona to be played in Miami.

The Catalan giants released a statement on Monday confirming they would no longer support the proposal, citing a lack of agreement between other organisations.

FIFA, UEFA and the Spanish FA are among the bodies to clarify their objections to the move, alongside the AFE Spanish Players Union.

“We regret disappointing our fans in the US and will work to, in the shortest time possible, play an official La Liga game in the U.S., just like the major American leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) play games abroad,” read a statement from La Liga, as carried by Reuters.

“La Liga will continue its court proceeding so an official league game can be played outside of Spain. La Liga believes strongly that The Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol (Royal Spanish Football Federation, RFEF) is not acting in accordance with the law.”