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Real Madrid And The Spanish FA Look To Improve Their Relationship

Real Madrid and the Spanish FA’s chief officials held a meeting to discuss relations.

Real Madrid CF Press Conference Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

According to Marca, Real Madrid and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), deployed their chief officials (Pedro Lopez Jimenez - vice-president in charge of Real Madrid’s club relations and Angel Maria Villar - Spanish football’s president), to hold a thirty minute session in Monaco last week (where the UEFA Champions League draw and the UEFA Best Player of the Year Award took place) to discuss relations between the two entities.

The relationship between Los Blancos and the RFEF has seemingly been tense since 2011, since Real Madrid have felt that their influence in the federation has declined in comparison to FC Barcelona’s.

According to the same report:

As a result, the Spanish national team haven't played in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu since 2011 and organizing a Supercopa de España or Copa del Rey final at the venue has been nigh-on impossible.

It is unclear just how much of a rift there is between the two powerful footballing institutions, but Real Madrid did manage to host the Copa del Rey final on home soil when they were in the final in 2013, and have been given the right to host one leg of the Supercopa when they have qualified since 2011.

So tensions might be overstated in this report, but it does seem clear that Real Madrid is making some sort of move to assure that their perceived influence within the organization is either protected or elevated.

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