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Madrid court dismisses LaLiga’s Miami match appeal

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A Madrid court has dismissed an appeal from LaLiga, the governing body of the top two divisions of Spanish football, against the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision not to authorise a match between Girona and Barcelona in the US city of Miami.

The Magistrate of Madrid’s Commercial Court No.12 ruled that the RFEF did not engage in unlawful conduct by not facilitating the match, which LaLiga had proposed staging at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium in January 2019.

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