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Perez and Madrid are against La Liga games abroad

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Florentino Perez and Real Madrid are dead against La Liga games being played on foreign soil.

The Spanish Football Federation is taking a leaf out the American NFL and NBA leagues.

They are attempting to open up opportunities for fans across the world to witness not just friendlies, but full competition games of the teams they follow.

Villarreal and Atletico are scheduled to play in Miami, USA next month.

This is part of a proposed first of many regular commitments between the league and American branding companies.

Both the participating clubs have confirmed their intent to participate and are apparently happy to do so.

Real, on the other hand, have displayed great displeasure in the decision.

Villarreal president Fernando Roig is reported by Football Espana as saying:

“I hope this time comes to fruition, we are starting to see if Villarreal-Atleti can be played in Miami.”

“Both Atleti and Villarreal have agreed to play it in Miami, but for me I would like for this to have everyone’s consensus.”

Atletico Madrid’s Miguel Angil Gil said:

“We work every season to expand and promote our brand in all continents and the match in the United States would allow us to continue working on it.”

“In addition, we would bring Spanish football to fans and supporters who live outside our country.”

“It would be a great game that would mark the future.”

According to Marca, Real Madrid are against the idea and actually believe that the playing of any domestic game outside of Spain is actually against federation rules.