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SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
15 Villarreal 2 3 4 9
16 Girona 2 3 3 9
17 Athletic 1 5 2 8
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GironaGirona
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Real Madrid write to Spanish FA, formally object to Girona-Barcelona game in U.S.

ESPN FC's La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe digs deeper into what's plaguing Real Madrid and Barcelona during their respective winless streaks.
La Liga president Javier Tebas says that La Liga games in the USA will only benefit MLS.

Real Madrid have written a letter to the Spanish football federation (RFEF) expressing their opposition to La Liga's plans to stage a game between Girona and Barcelona in the United States in January.

The game, which would take place in suburban Miami, would be the first regular-season game held overseas as part of a 15-year marketing agreement struck between La Liga and Relevent Sports with the aim of promoting the league in North America.

The RFEF and the Spanish players' union oppose the plan...

Girona vs. Barcelona game in U.S. will be opposed by FIFA - Spanish FA

With Lionel Messi often lauded as being the best to play the game, Shaka Hislop and the FC crew resume the debate on his greatest-of-all-time credentials.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic lauded teammate Lionel Messi, after the Argentine was pivotal for the Catalans in their 4-2 win over Tottenham.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has told ESPN FC that FIFA will back its decision to block a La Liga game in the United States this season.

Earlier this month, the RFEF received a request from La Liga for Girona's home match against Barcelona in January to be played in Miami.

The federation responded by telling La Liga and the clubs that it intended to veto the proposal.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said this week that he was continuing to work with the RFEF and the Spanish players'...

Players won't play La Liga game in United States - Spanish union chief

Alejandro Moreno dives into the issues plaguing Barcelona, focusing on their defensive woes and inability to recover the ball in the attacking half.

The president of the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) has said La Liga players will not play regular-season games in the United States.

On Tuesday, La Liga president Javier Tebas said plans to play Girona's home match against Barcelona in Miami on Jan. 26 were moving forward despite opposition.

The AFE has said it is against the game being played overseas, with the Royal Spanish Football Federation unlikely to authorise the move.

"We've said it 200 million times -- the players will not go...

La Liga president Javier Tebas: We'll have a U.S. match despite 'cultural wall'

Alejandro Moreno dives into the issues plaguing Barcelona, focusing on their defensive woes and inability to recover the ball in the attacking half.

Spain's La Liga remains committed to playing Barcelona's league match with Girona in Miami, despite opposition to the plans, the organisation's president Javier Tebas told Reuters.

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has put the brakes on the league's plans by demanding more information on January's game, which must also be approved by the United States' soccer federation and regional bodies UEFA and CONCACAF.

"Playing in the United States is vital to our strategy there and we won't relent on...

Spanish players' union against moving Barcelona-Girona game to United States

La Liga president Javier Tebas says that La Liga games in the USA will only benefit MLS.
Gab Marcotti details how playing in the United States can benefit all La Liga clubs, not just headline acts Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) notified La Liga on Monday that it does not approve of plans to stage Girona's home game against Barcelona in January in the United States.

La Liga planned to host a regular-season game overseas annually as part of a 15-year marketing agreement with Relevent Sports and decided to move the Catalan derby, set for Jan. 26, to suburban Miami.

The players' union has had reservations about the plan from the start, and after receiving a detailed report from La...