Lionel Messi to battle La Liga over plans to take games to the United States

Lionel Messi will front a 20-strong contingent of La Liga captains to fight the league over plans toplay games in the United States.

The Barcelona captain will be present on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Spanish players’ association.

AFE president David Aganzo will also deliver their negative stance against LFP president Javier Tebas after a deal was struck with a US firm to play games in the United States over the next 15 years.

Not only was the players’ association not consulted, but the Spanish Football Federation were also in the dark.

The group will lay out their stance in writing, with the signatures of the 20 captains to get the legal fight underway, report AS .

Also on the agenda is kick-off times imposed by the LFP, with concern over late kick-offs on Friday and Monday nights.

As was the case with Real Madrid vs Getafe last weekend – some games begun on one day, yet finished on another.

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