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Two countries, one passion: Spain, the United Kingdom and football

The event was organized by the Cervantes Institute of Manchester and La Liga, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce

May 14, 2024

​​The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andrew Burnham, opened the event, highlighting the football link between the Mancunian city and Spain, an idea that was reinforced by the Consul General of Spain in Manchester, Laura García Alfaya.​

The discussion included the participation of Gaizka Mendieta, former La Liga footballer and pundit, Toni Duggan, Everton player who played for F.C. Barcelona, Guillem Balagué, Catalan journalist based in the United Kingdom, and Keegan Pierce, Director of International Relations of La Liga. The talk focused on the relationship and similarities in which football is experienced in Spain and the United Kingdom.