Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions' League group B football match FC Barcelona against PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 18, 2018. / AFP / Josep LAGO
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La Liga's plans to move Girona's fixture with Barcelona on Jan. 26 to Miami hang in the balance after the Spanish football federation (RFEF) declined to authorize the move until it received more information on the game.According to FIFA's statutes, any domestic competition played outside the league's usual home must be approved by the home federation, the European governing body UEFA, the federation where the game is taking place, and the regional confederation – in this case the United States Soccer Federation and CONCACAF.In August, La Liga announced a landmark 15-year promotion deal with U.S. entertainment company Relevent, the organizer of the annual International Champions Cup tournament played across the U.S., Asia and Europe, which included plans to play one game a year stateside.
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