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La Liga games to be held in the USA

La Liga games to be held in the USA
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La Liga announces plans to hold regular season matches in the United States as part of a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports.

La Liga has announced plans to hold regular season matches in the United States as part of a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports.

The Spanish top flight has entered into an agreement with the company behind the International Champions Cup to form LaLiga North America, which will have exclusive rights to the Spanish league in the USA and Canada.

"This extraordinary joint venture is the next giant leap in growing soccer's popularity in North America," Stephen Ross, owner of Relevent Sports and NFL team Miami Dolphins, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, La Liga president Javier Tebas added: "We're devoted to growing the passion for soccer around the world. This ground-breaking agreement is certain to give a major impulse to the popularity of the beautiful game in the U.S. and Canada.

"Relevent has filled stadiums across the U.S. with the International Champions Cup, we're thrilled to partner with them on a joint mission to grow soccer in North America."

There is currently no timetable for when the matches could occur, although various reports in the USA have claimed that this season is a possibility.


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