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Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract held up by La Liga FFP rules
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Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract held up by La Liga FFP rules

Barca president Joan Laporta has disclosed that Lionel Messi's signing of a new deal with the club is being held up by La Liga's financial fair play rules. Meanwhile, the Argentine became a free agent for the first time in his professional playing career after his contract with the club expired on Thursday. La Liga president Javier Tebas has also warned the club that they must make cutbacks if they want to be able to register any new Messi deal ahead of the 2021/22 season. "We want him to stay and Leo wants to stay, everything is on track," Laporta told Onda Cero on Thursday. "We still have the financial fair play [issue] to sort out... we're in the process of finding the best solution for all parties." It can be recalled that Barcelona had the biggest salary cap in Spain befor...
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La Liga President – Man City breached FFP rules, CAS is dead

La Liga president Javier Tebas has made claims that many people involved in European football are convinced that Manchester City breached UEFA financial fair play rules. He also went on to assert that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is dead after the Citizens' successful appeal against a two-year ban from the UEFA Champions League. It can be recalled that the 57-year-old Spaniard, on Monday, was accused of being jealous of the Premier League by Manchester City boss and fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola after City's sanction was overturned. The Manchester outfit has been cleared to participate in the UCL next season. Tebas has hit back at criticisms in a chat with ESPN. He said: “We all know what City do. When they were punished (by Uefa originally), there was no surprise amon...
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La Liga return – Games to be played every day for a month

A report by Daily Mail claims that La Liga is set to return with games to be played every day for a month. According to the league president, Javier Tebas, La Liga will finish its season once football returns in June. La Liga was put on hold in March along with other major leagues around the world due to coronavirus. However, a plan for a restart is being made for June 12th, similar to what is being planned in England. Tebas insisted that the risk to players would be minimal once football resumes in Spain but pointed put that June 12 is not cast in stone and is subject to change. In a chat with El Partidaso on Movistar as cited by Daily Mail, he said: “I don’t know when football will return. I don’t know if the most probable date is June 19, I would like it to be June 12. It will ...
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Spanish FA proposes 5 substitutions per game

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have made an official announcement, proposing the possibility of allowing five substitutions during games if football is resumed in the country. This suggestion has been previously made by FIFA and would be introduced to help teams in the management of player fitness after being away from the game for a long period. According to the statement released by the RFEF, the changes could be made at three points in a match so that the impact of subbing 10 players would be lessened on the clock. The new procedure is subject to approval by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the international body which oversees the laws of the round leather game. The RFEF president Luis Rubiales discussed the idea with La Liga chief Javier Tebas w...
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Tebas – A Messi move to Serie A won’t solve the league’s problems

La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that Messi moving to the Serie A will not solve the problems in the Italian league after the severe hit they've suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report by La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Serie A will lose around €700million due to the enforced break due to COVID-19, with suggestions that Messi's move to the league would be a massive financial boost. However, in a conference call with foreign journalists on Tuesday, Tebas said: "I don't know if Messi will continue or not in Spanish football. I think he isn't going to leave Spanish football, but what I can say is that he is not the solution for Italian football to get out of the crisis it is having. READ: FIFA approves extension of players’ contracts amid coronavirus crisi...
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La Liga chief Tebas confident that all seasons can end by June 30

La Liga president Javier Tebas is still hopeful that all European seasons can be completed before June 30 despite the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the suspension of major football activities worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has also seen Euro 2020 and Copa America pushed to 2021. Meanwhile, Tebas is part of a working group put in place by UEFA to profer solutions for the "resumption and/or conclusion of the current season coherently". The La Liga chief has expressed confidence that things can be wrapped up by the end of June. However, he pointed out that at least six weeks of competition would be required.   In an interview with  El Pais, Tebas said: "The fundamental scenario is that mid or late May is the latest starting date to end on June 30,"  "The scenario may...
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La Liga president Javier Tebas doesn’t want Neymar’s return to Barcelona

La Liga president Javier Tebas has voiced his opinion over the supposed return of Brazilian star Neymar to Barcelona, insisting that he'd prefer the Brazilian makes no return to the Nou Camp. This is mostly due to the forward's behavior as reports continue to link him with a return to Barcelona this summer after joining Paris Saint-Germain last two years in a world record move worth €222million. This is coming after PSG president stated in June that the Ligue 1 outfit would no longer condone any celebrity behavior from the player. In a chat with Onda Cero, Tebas said: "I prefer that Neymar does not return to Barca" READ: Top 3 questions fans will be asking ahead of the 2019/20 season "We always want to bring great players, but in the case of Neymar that behavior is not good ...
Madrid report Inter to FIFA for illegal Modric approach
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Madrid report Inter to FIFA for illegal Modric approach

Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA for what they consider as an illegal approach for Luka Modric. Florentino Perez had revealed earlier this month that Modric had a €750 million release clause in his contract, with two years remaining. This didn't deter the Serie A side from pursuing after the Croatia international. However, it has been confirmed by a FIFA spokesman that the European Champions have reported the Serie A side to FIFA for approaching the Russia 2018 World Cup Golden Ball Winner without seeking prior permission. It also gets complicated as Inter Milan openly spoke about the player and they have also not denied their conduct with coach Luciano Spalletti saying recently: "we are trying to create the right conditions for him to join Inter Milan." READ: Clau...
Tebas – Ronaldo and Griezmann will not leave
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Tebas – Ronaldo and Griezmann will not leave

La Liga president Javier Tebas has expressed the belief that Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will not switch clubs this summer. He also added that football in Spain has moved gradually moving beyond a total dependence on star players, citing Neymar's departure from Barcelona. READ: Salah confident of playing Egypt opener in Russia 2018 “I believe Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid while Antoine Griezmann will remain at Atletico,” Tebas said during an interview with Onda Cero, in quotes carried by Diario AS. “What are the chances of Cristiano leaving? Out of 10, I would say a five or maybe even a four, I am not worried. “Regardless of these moves, I do not think this is damaging for the league because we are becoming less reliant of our very best players.”...
La Liga President Tebas attacks PSG and Manchester City
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La Liga President Tebas attacks PSG and Manchester City

  La Liga president Javier Tebas has thrown accusations at PSG and Manchester City claiming that they invented fictitious sponsors to enable the justification of their revenue streams. The Spanish top flight chief accused both clubs of altering their figures due to money received from states which did not correspond to the market. READ: GARY NEVILLE WARNS MAN CITY THAT WINTER IS COMING “In the last five years, we've seen PSG and Manchester City have been the clubs that have invested most in players,” Tebas told L'Equipe, in quotes disclosed by ESPN. “As their real revenues don't allow them to make such investments, they have invented fictitious sponsors, linked to states, with amounts that don't correspond to the market. “We compared the revenues of PSG and City with...