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Girona-Barcelona could be headed for Miami

Barcelona v Girona - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 24: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona runs with the ball next to Alex Granell of Girona FC during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Girona at Camp Nou on February 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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Girona will be the first team to lose a home match as a result of La Liga’s plan to stage season matches in the United States, and will make traveling concessions for season ticket holders set to miss Barcelona at Estadi Montilivi.

It’ll be a Catalan Derby staged in Miami at the home of the NFL’s Dolphins, and the match is set for Jan. 27, 2019, according to Sport.

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There have been questions as to whether FIFA would approve the playing of meaningful domestic matches abroad, and players have threatened to strike over the plan.

Sport reports that Girona will fund up to 1500 round trip tickets to Miami for season ticket holders, with another 5000 free tickets available when Girona plays the away leg at Barcelona (Fans would have to pay a refundable deposit if flying to Miami).

Girona made waves when it knocked off Real Madrid at what could be considered the height of Catalan protests last year. It also beat Villarreal and drew Atletico Madrid twice, and has three players on loan from Man City.

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