La Liga’s plans to stage a game in the United States are alive and kicking, according to president Javier Tebas who all but ruled out taking the showpiece El Clasico match out of Spain.
La Liga has twice failed to take a regular-season match Stateside with FIFA, world football’s governing body, and the Spanish FA (RFEF) voicing their opposition to the plans.
Speaking at an event to mark La Liga’s new television rights deal in North America with ESPN, Tebas said on Friday that La Liga’s plans have not changed, although it would leave Real Madrid’s meetings with Barcelona on home soil.
“El Clasico is a more difficult game to export because it’s the most important club game in the world, it’s different,” Tebas said. “But we might take other official games, we’re certainly looking at that.
“I hope and expect that in the not too…