La Liga seek fan support for Miami match

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President of the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after a Fifa Council meeting at the Convention Center in Kigali on October 26, 2018. Photo credit: Daily nation.

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La Liga launched a petition on Thursday to prove supporters are behind its plan to stage a league game between Girona and Barcelona in the United States.

Both clubs have signed a formal request submitted by La Liga to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to allow the fixture to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on January 26.

Key organisations, however, have objected to the idea, prompting La Liga to seek the approval of fans as part of a #BringUStheGame campaign.

The petition, initiated by La Liga North America, reads: “Imagine watching Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Cristhian Stuani, Portu, and others competing right here at home. A real league match, with points on the line…There’s only one problem.

“Some of the key decision makers are falsely claiming it won’t be good for the game in the US. So we, the fans, need to fight for this match by telling them: It’s good for the fans. It’s good for the game.