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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Barcelona, Girona and La Liga request permission to play match in United States

Talk of a regular season game to be played in the US has been ongoing for the past few weeks

Football fans in Miami could be set to see Lionel Messi and Barcelona in action. Reuters
Football fans in Miami could be set to see Lionel Messi and Barcelona in action. Reuters

La Liga's plans to play Girona's fixture with champions Barcelona in Miami moved a step closer after the league's organising body said on Tuesday they have asked for permission from the Spanish football federation to take the game abroad.

"Barcelona, Girona and La Liga have requested the authorisation of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to play Girona v Barcelona on 26 January at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at 20.45 CET," said a statement from the league.

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