Domestic matches abroad need approval of federations, confederations: UEFA

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Brussels, Nov 20: The UEFA president asserted ton Tuesday hat any domestic league matches played abroad must be approved by the two national federations involved, as well as by the corresponding continental confederations.

At a press conference in Brussels, Aleksander Ceferin expressly avoided referring to the specific case of the controversial La Liga game between Girona and Barcelona planned for January 26, 2019 in Miami, reports Efe.

While the management of the two clubs are eyeing the potentially lucrative expansion into the United States media market, the plan is opposed by the Spanish football players’ union, the Spanish football federation and FIFA.

Ceferin refused to say if he was in favor of playing these kinds of matches abroad, citing the large number of different approvals they require.

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