KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The Spanish league will register a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision to world football federation to prohibit the staging of a LaLiga game in the United States.
An LFP source indicated its intention immediately after the world football federation had delivered the verdict from a meeting of the FIFA Council in Kigali, Rwanda.
In August the LFP confirmed a plan to stage a Catalan derby between Barcelona and Girona in Miami. This ran into immediate vocal opposition from fans and from captains of the other Spanish league clubs. A request for permission was rejected by the Spanish federation.
Taking a LaLiga match to the US has been a priority for league president Javier Tebas in his aggressive quest to take on the English Premier League in the international revenue-generating arenas.
In Kigali the issue was a formal item on the council agenda after being raised for by the Spanish and US federations and regional confederation CONCACAF.
President Gianni Infantino said bluntly: “Consistent with the opinion of our stakeholders committee, the the council emphasised the principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association.”
The Spanish league has indicated it will await formal notification from FIFA before taking a c0mplaint to sport’s supreme court.
A spokesman said: “When we receive an official notification from FIFA that they prohibit the match, we will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport urgently.”