May 25, 2024

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LaLiga president Javier Tebas talks about taking competitive sports to America

LaLiga president Javier Tebas talks about taking competitive sports to America

Javier DebasChairman Lalica, said he would like to take at least one Spanish championship match to play outside the country in the future. In a lecture held during Sports SummitThe director says that the internationalization of the Spanish league is a strategy of the competition administration and that the United States is one of the targets for this project.

“I believe it is an important gesture for fans in many parts of the world to experience an official match played live in their territory. It is a sign of respect, affection and strength for our fans and potential new fans,” Debas said.

The director recalled the big North American leagues like NBA This is NFL They already play three or four games overseas, which is normally seen as a way to get closer to international fans.

“We can do this in America as soon as possible. As soon as possible, before two seasons,” he said.


The director also commented on LaLiga’s efforts to combat the problem of racism. At every game, Real Madrid’s Brazilian player Vinny Junior has been subjected to racial abuse from opposing fans.

“First, when this happens, we have to recognize that something is not right. We have made many communications and created a series of campaigns to address the problem in our stadiums and to report those involved to the Spanish Public Ministry. This is a hate crime and we are trying to make that change with tougher penalties.” said the leader.