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Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid in La Liga will not be staged in Miami, judge rules

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A judge in Madrid has turned down La Liga's request to stage Villarreal's home game against Atletico Madrid in Miami on Dec. 6.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) had not approved La Liga's proposal to move the game overseas, which has the blessing of both clubs, and would be the first-ever Spanish league game to be played outside of the country.

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La Liga, however, called for a court injunction in order to get...

Real Madrid inform RFEF of opposition to La Liga game in United States - source

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has received a letter from Real Madrid stating their opposition for a regular season La Liga game to be staged overseas, a source from the federation told ESPN FC.

La Liga formally requested permission from the Spanish FA for the Dec. 6 clash between Villarreal and Atletico Madrid to be played in Miami, Florida, with both clubs in agreement.

According to the source, Real Madrid have expressed in the letter, which has also been sent to UEFA and FIFA, that...