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Lionel Messi to represent Barcelona at La Liga US match meeting

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All the captains are due to meet

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Lionel Messi will meet with other La Liga captains to discuss the league’s plan to play a game in the United States. The Barcelona captain will be joined by 18 other La Liga players in an effort to talk about the plan and other issues at the Spanish Footballers’ Association in Madrid.

“A meeting between captains and players representing their top division clubs will take place in order to discuss several issues that worry all of them,” the AFE said.

“The AFE and the footballers don’t understand the unilateral decisions taken by La Liga regarding plans for a league game to be played in the United States.

”The players, as they have notified to AFE, are surprised and upset over not being consulted in an agreement that directly affects them. With their decisions, La Liga are distancing the fans from the players, something that damages the show and the essence of football.

“The players again feel marginalised when it comes to making decisions while we feel that they are the main stars and that their opinions are crucial.”

AFE Statement | Source

This is an effort to hear more from the players regarding a pretty important topic for the future of the league. It does look good that this sort of thing is happening. The key is that this actually leads to some sort of action based on what the players think.