Real Madrid, Barcelona refuse to attend ‘illegal’ LaLiga meeting in Dubai: The New Indian Express | News Bharat


MADRID: Barcelona and Real Madrid united on Wednesday in their opposition to attending a planned La Liga meeting in Dubai, calling the meeting “illegal”.

The general assembly of the Spanish top division is scheduled in Dubai on December 7, but will now take place without the country’s two historic clubs.

Real “will not send any representatives to Dubai” while the Catalan club also said they “will not attend” in statements issued simultaneously on Wednesday.

Madrid said it is “illegal” to call clubs “more than 5,000 kilometers from La Liga headquarters” and that it is “completely inappropriate and deeply inconsistent for La Liga to make this financial expenditure”.

Barça has insisted that the meeting “could take place at the headquarters of the League”.

The regulatory changes to be discussed in the UAE “require greater prior debate, deeper and more participatory analysis,” they added.

Real and Barça have been facing each other in La Liga in recent times.

Along with Italian giants Juventus, they have not yet given up hope of shaping a European Super League project despite controversial plans being quickly abandoned in April last year.

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