Real Madrid make complaint over Miami game between Barcelona and Girona

Real Madrid have hit out at plans for bitter rivals Barcelona's to play a La Liga match in Miami

Real Madrid have hit out at plans for bitter rivals Barcelona's to play a La Liga match in Miami

Real Madrid managing director, Jose Angel Sanchez, has written to the Spanish Football Federation to declare the club's opposition to La Liga hosting any games outside of the country.

The reigning European champions sent a letter to the Spanish Football Federation to express their opposition to the idea of Barcelona's match against Girona being played in Miami on the grounds that it will impact the integrity and fairness on the competition.

The letter, seen by Cadena Ser, is signed by Madrid's general manager José Ángel Sánchez Periánez, and claims that Los Blancos will never play a domestic match overseas.

Madrid claim they have not been consulted about overseas games and so can not authorise the proposition.

Real Madrid said in their letter to the RFEF that it's "fundamental" for teams to play "home and away at each other's stadium" for "the integrity and equality" of La Liga, as reported by BBC Sport.

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Real's letter addressed the same concerns: "We can not forget that the national league is a competition in which 20 teams participate, not two, and that it is fundamental that every team plays each other twice, home and away and at each stadium, as that guarantees the integrity and the equality of the competition", it said.

The letter also mentions four Real Madrid supporters clubs based in the United States of America, that, according to LaLiga, were in favour of a game being played in the USA.

After holding a meeting with La Liga last month, the AFE said the final decision on whether the US match goes ahead will rest with the players.

The game between Real's arch-rivals Barcelona and their Catalan neighbours Girona, the first in a proposed once-a-season, 15-year deal struck between LaLiga and entertainment company Relevent, is due to place in Miami on January 26 but is yet to have the go-ahead from the relevant footballing bodies including UEFA, Concacaf and the US Soccer Federation.

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