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>> As Catalonia pushes for independence from Spain, the move is raising questions about the future of one of it's most famous institutions, Barcelona Soccer Club. And whether separation would be in it would have to leave the Spanish league as Reuters Ian Acxion explains.>> The obvious situation for them to continue playing in league whether Catalonia gets independence or not.
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But would their fans stomach it? There's obviously a lot of bad blood at the moment between Spain outside of Catalonia and Catalonia itself. So is that a viable option really for Barcelona at the moment?>> Barcelona played its most recent La Liga match behind closed doors.>>
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>> A protest against Spanish police's use of force against voters trying to take part in the region's banned referendum. More than 840 people were injured in the he clashes. Earlier this week, Barcelona FC's president, Josep Maria Bartumo raised the prospect that the club could potentially move to a league in a different country if independence is achieved, including some reports the team, home to the likes of Mesi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquetts could join the English Premier League.
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>> To me that's no really a start, I think it's pretty more chance of Elvis Presley coming back and managing Barcelona than them pitching up in the Premier League next season. There are so many rules and regulations attached to playing in any of the teams, even the Barcelona president has come and said UEFA has got a huge problem with teams from other countries playing in different leagues, but logistically it's going to be very tough.
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You've got that whole sense of history, as well, with Barcelona playing in Spain, the local rivalries. You can't replicate that in The Premier League.>> And anger in Spain has reached the national soccer team, as well. Catalan player, Gerard Pique, who plays for Barcelona was booed at a training session for the national team on Wednesday.
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A sign of how Catalan independence is dividing both the country and the game into two halves.