On Tuesday the Liga de Fútbol de Profesional signed an agreement with the Aspire Academy in Qatar to put on an international football tournament between the 11th and the 14th of April 2014.
In said tournament, in which 12 sides will participate (nine of which from the LFP), youth players will play at Aspire’s facilities in Doha.
With this agreement, the LFP is looking to promote the practice of football in the Middle East, build on its relations with different countries through football, and contribute to the development of world-class players. Also they want to promote Qatar as a centre of excellence for the development of sporting professionals, in this case as a centre of football.
The president of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional said during the signing of the agreement: "this agreement takes us one step closer to our fan-base", while Ivan Bravo, Director General of Aspire Academy, said they were "delighted to be working closely with La Liga in promoting the development of the beautiful game, both here in Qatar and further afield"
The Liga de Fútbol Profesional is the holder of the commercial rights of the competition, and the Aspire Academy will fund the travel and housing costs of 18 players and four coaches per side.
Both sides expressed their desire that the agreement be the precedent for future agreements between the Liga de Fútbol Profesional and the Aspire Academy.