FIFA have blocked plans for Barcelona’s La Liga match with Girona to be performed within the US.
La Liga chiefs are decided to maneuver the sport, as a result of be performed on January 26, to Miami.
However Spanish FA bosses – and Barca’s chief rivals Actual Madrid – voiced their opposition.
And now Fifa have made it clear they won’t sanction the plans – successfully scuppering any life like probability of the sport being performed in Florida.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino instructed a information convention within the Rwandan capital of Kigali: “We have now been clear on this.
“Following a request of steering from the Spanish FA and different authorities, the Fifa Council mentioned this proposal to host an official recreation in Miami.
“The Council emphasised that official league matches should be performed inside the territory of the respective affiliation.
“Fifa and the Council have very clear views on that.”
Solely final month La Liga president Javier Tebas stated there was a ‘90% probability’ of the sport going forward in the US, insisting the opposition to the plans is ‘cultural’.
Fifa’s statutes counsel that they may be capable of block La Liga’s plans – with article 71 itemizing that the governing physique “might take the ultimate choice on the authorisation of any worldwide match or competitors.”