CELTA | DEPORTIVO
Celta and Deportivo to go on a joint tour of South America
The initiative will serve to strengthen the bond between the two Galician clubs.
The grand Galician football fiesta will be celebrated at the end of the season, thousands of miles from north western Spain. Galician Football Federation president Rafael Louzán confirmed today an idea to export the Galician derby to South America so that the thousands of Galician immigrants can enjoy their version of ‘El Clásico’. Both Celta de Vigo and Deportivo have given the go-ahead for the game but a date and a venue have yet to be decided. The plan is to take the derby to the country with the biggest Galician population – either in Argentina, Uruguay or Mexico. The possibility of staging two derbies in two different countries is also being studied.
Due to the crammed fixtures calendar to accommodate EURO 2016, promoters are looking at the end of May as a possible date for the game. La Liga ends on 15 May and there is just a short window before the players are due to go on holidays, while others will be involved their national teams ahead of the Euros. With those factors considered, the week following EURO 2016 looks more suitable.