Barcelona's famous Camp Nou stadium. Photo credit - Pixabay
Football matches in Spain's La Liga could be held in China under new plans to reach a wider audience.
We understand that discussions are already underway about the plans, which could see Spanish top-flight games held abroad as soon as next season.
As well as potential games in China, La Liga could also see matched held in the USA, amongst other countries.
La Liga's desire to reach a greater number of Chinese fans in understandable.
In March, we reported on the popularity of European teams in China, based on the annual 'Red Card' survey of football clubs' digital success in China.
That survey revealed that Spanish clubs (perhaps predictably, Read Madrid and Barcelona!) comprise just two of the top ten teams amongst Chinese fans.
Here's the list in full:
1) Bayern Munich
2) Manchester United
4) Real Madrid
7) AC Milan
8) Tottenham Hotspur
9) Manchester City
10) Paris Saint-Germain
Playing matches in China would help to expose more teams to fans in the Country, who would also have the opportunity to see some of the world's top players in live action.
If you'd like to find out if the plans go ahead, and if so, which teams will be playing, we'll report again as soon as we hear any news!
News | September 11,2017