International Champions Cup

Players' union reiterates disapproval of league match in US

MADRID (AP) The Spanish players' association remains against the league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States despite receiving more detailed information.

The association was not convinced with the league's update and said Monday it will not be in favor of the Girona-Barcelona game planned for suburban Miami in January. It said the league still lacks the necessary approvals from other stakeholders, and that it can't guarantee the union contract won't be breached.

The association doesn't have a final say on whether the game can actually happen, although players recently did not rule out a strike if their demands are not considered. They complained about not being consulted by the league before the idea was announced.

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