LaLiga: LaLiga confirm Atletico Madrid and Villarreal’s consent to play in the United States
LaLiga In Miami on December 6
LaLiga have confirmed that both Atletico Madrid and Villarreal have agreed to play their December 6 meeting in the United States.
Having previously attempted to arrange a game in Miami last season between Barcelona and Girona, LaLiga seem determined to make the event happen, now organising another fixture for the Hard Rock Stadium.
The game is set for Saturday, December 6 at 22:00 CET (16:00 local).
LaLiga confirmed the agreement in a statement on Thursday and are hoping that the Spanish FA don’t put a stop to the game, with both clubs giving the thumbs up.
“Atletico Madrid work every season to promote our brand across all continents,” said Atletico chief Miguel Angel Gil.
“A match in the US would allow us to continue working on it.
“Additionally, we’d bring Spanish football to fans outside our country. It’d be a great game that would mark the future.”
Villarreal president Fernando Roig joined with the sentiments.
“Everything about exporting football and Spanish sport is good for everyone,” he said.
“And, of course, for Villarreal. The US is a very important country where we have official club academies.
“It would be very special for us to play there.
“It would be positive for everyone.”