Javier Tebas

La Liga

Spain to introduce video technology next season

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s La Liga will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system next season, the country’s football federation (RFEF) confirmed on Wednesday.

“The president of the referee’s technical commission, Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, has informed all first division referees and assistant referees that video refereeing will be introduced to next season’s championship,” the RFEF said.

Tuesday Kickoff: Kylian Mbappe could be benched, La Liga boss takes aim at PSG and more

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With a Champions League match looming, Paris Saint-Germain leads Tuesday's headlines.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery hinted that Kylian Mbappe could be benched due to poor form. (REPORT)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says PSG is"cheating economically" while asking UEFA to ban the club from the Champions League if they have broken Financial Fair Play rules.

El Clasico switched to December 23

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on December 23 at 1:00 pm (1200GMT).

The clash was expected to take place on December 20 as part of a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break.

Spain’s Champions League reign under threat

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe headline free-spending Paris Saint-Germain’s quest to knock Real Madrid off their perch as the Champions League group stages begin on Tuesday under the shadow of infighting at the top of the European game.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has lambasted PSG’s 222 million euro ($267 million) capture of Neymar from Barcelona as “financial doping” with the French giants also set to splash another 180 million on 18-year-old Mbappe next summer to make his loan move from Monaco permanent.

La Liga Matches Coming To A Location Near You

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The Spanish football authorities are looking at plans to hostLa Ligamatches abroad as soon as next season.

The proposal is set to be discussed between the 20 Spanish top flight sides, with La Liga aiming to increase its financial revenue from international audiences.

And La Liga chief Javier Tebas, who has called the league a ‘global entertainment', has confirmed that talks are currently ongoing.

Man City threaten Tebas with legal action

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have threatened La Liga president Javier Tebas with legal action after he said their partnership with Spanish club Girona was an attempt to “cook the books”.

Tebas made his remarks during an appearance at the Soccerex football conference in Manchester on Wednesday.

Financial Fair Play, Neymar deal explained

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Paris (AFP) – Spain’s La Liga refused to accept a 220-million-euro ($260m) payment from Neymar for his move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona on Thursday, with league president Javier Tebas claiming the transfer would make it impossible for PSG to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Financial Fair Play, Neymar deal explained

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Paris (AFP) – Spain’s La Liga refused to accept a 220-million-euro ($260m) payment from Neymar for his move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona on Thursday, with league president Javier Tebas claiming the transfer would make it impossible for PSG to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Spanish Liga to file PSG complaint over Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.

PSG are rumoured to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.

Spanish Liga to file PSG complaint over Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.

PSG are rumoured to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.

Pique’s Madrid comments ‘a mistake’ – La Liga boss

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga’s president says Gerard Pique should choose his words more carefully after the Barcelona and Spain defender lashed out at perceived preferential treatment of Real Madrid players.

Javier Tebas said Pique’s comments after a 2-0 win against France on Tuesday in Paris would only create “tension” between Spain’s two biggest clubs.

Pique’s Madrid comments ‘a mistake’ – La Liga boss

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga’s president says Gerard Pique should choose his words more carefully after the Barcelona and Spain defender lashed out at perceived preferential treatment of Real Madrid players.

Javier Tebas said Pique’s comments after a 2-0 win against France on Tuesday in Paris would only create “tension” between Spain’s two biggest clubs.

La Liga chief tells China ‘not just about cash’

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Singapore (AFP) – China’s cash-rich Super League needs to work on improving local talent as well as dipping into its deep pockets to attract top foreign players, the La Liga chief said Thursday.

Javier Tebas told AFP he was “not worried at all” about the best La Liga players being tempted by lucrative salary offers as the level of competition in Spain was already a strong incentive for them to stay on.

La Liga chief tells China ‘not just about cash’

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Singapore (AFP) – China’s cash-rich Super League needs to work on improving local talent as well as dipping into its deep pockets to attract top foreign players, the La Liga chief said Thursday.

Javier Tebas told AFP he was “not worried at all” about the best La Liga players being tempted by lucrative salary offers as the level of competition in Spain was already a strong incentive for them to stay on.

Deportivo La Coruna Fan Dies Following Pre-Match Violence In Madrid

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A 43-year-old Deportivo La Coruna supporter has died after being injured during violence between rival fans outside of Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) had attempted to suspend Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo following news of the violent incidents outside of the stadium, but according to the Spanish publicationAS,LFP officials were unable to locate any representatives of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) who have the authority to issue the order to the match referee to stop the contest.

Deportivo La Coruna Fan Dies Following Pre-Match Violence In Madrid

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A 43-year-old Deportivo La Coruna supporter has died after being injured during violence between rival fans outside of Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) had attempted to suspend Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo following news of the violent incidents outside of the stadium, but according to the Spanish publicationAS,LFP officials were unable to locate any representatives of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) who have the authority to issue the order to the match referee to stop the contest.

La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms

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La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A week after the vice–president of the LFP, the governing body which runs Spanish football's top two divisions, claimed there is match fixing in La Liga, how appropriate that this weekend sees a rematch of perhaps last season's most controversial match.

Match Fixing In La Liga?

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Controversial comments today from Javier Tebas, vice-president of the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP).

Tebas believes that games last season in Spain;s top league were fixed, and has admitted that authorities are working to catch those involved.

Racing Santander boss Alvaro Cervera and Granada President Quique Pina claimed last year that Real Zaragoza's escape from relegation had been suspicious.

Neymar

Neymar free to complete record PSG move

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain is set to be completed when the player jets into France on Friday after the Brazilian paid his 222 million euro ($263.6 million) buyout clause to Barcelona on Thursday.

Barca confirmed Neymar’s lawyers “made the payment of 222 million euros in the player’s name” to release him from the five-year contract he signed just last year.

Neymar free to complete record PSG move

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain is set to be completed when the player jets into France on Friday after the Brazilian paid his 222 million euro ($263.6 million) buyout clause to Barcelona on Thursday.

Barca confirmed Neymar’s lawyers “made the payment of 222 million euros in the player’s name” to release him from the five-year contract he signed just last year.

Spanish league standoff stalls Neymar move

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar’s ‘transfer of the century’ from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain took another twist on Thursday as Spain’s football league refused to accept a 222 million euro ($260 million) cheque to pay his buyout clause.

Representatives of the 25-year-old Brazilian were turned away from the Madrid headquarters of La Liga, whose president Javier Tebas has accused the French club of breaching transfer rules.

Wednesday Kickoff: Neymar decides to leave Barca, 'Chicharito' gaining fitness and more

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Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain now looks all but official.

Barcelona released a statement revealing Neymar and his father have officially asked to leave the club for the contracted buyout clause of 222 million euros. The club has given Neymar permission to miss out on training until his future is resolved.

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Maidana update, Valdes “very relaxed,” report says Union bid $15m on Bradley, Combine news, more

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A Facebook comment from Maidana on Union transfer. Valdes "very relaxed" as he awaits deal. Union reportedly bid $15 million for Bradley. Combine news. More.

Mac named Player of the Month, Union D needs to tighten up, more

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JAck McInerney becomes only the second Union player to be named MLS Player of the Month. Hack says the defense needs return to earlier form for Union to have success against Seattle. PDA U-18s ranked No. 1 in the country. More.

Valdes training with Santa Fe, Parke on call-up, SuperDraft news, history, more

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While the Carlos Valdes loan deal has not been confirmed by MLS or the Union, Valdes is training with Santa Fe. Parke on the USMNT call-up. Draft news. US Soccer crest still sucks. History bits. Blatter wants to be on the radio. More.