Javier Tebas Says Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico in New York ‘Not Viable’


La Liga president Javier Tebas is defending his plans to put on a regular season game in the United States starting this season but disclosed that the ‘Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid will not be the game.

Tebas signed a 15-year agreement with Relevent to promote the sport in North America and expand La Liga’s brand, and as part of that deal a league game will be played in the United States.

However, a Clasico will not be one of those games.

“No,” Tebas said, according to El Mundo. “Logistically, the Clasico in New York is not viable. At least the league Clasico.”

The Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) is upset with La Liga for not being consulted and does not rule out a strike.

“We have a meeting with La Liga in September but I don’t think it will serve for anything,” AFE president David Aganzo, according to Onda Cero radio.