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Women Cut Out of Billion-Dollar Fight Over Spanish Soccer Future

  • CVC’s initial plan earmarked $5.7 million for female soccer
  • Final project, rebel clubs’ plan don’t mention funds for women
Fridolina Rolfo of FC Barcelona and Vanesa Gimbert of Athletic Club during the Primera Iberdrola match in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, on Dec. 4.

Fridolina Rolfo of FC Barcelona and Vanesa Gimbert of Athletic Club during the Primera Iberdrola match in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, on Dec. 4.

Photographer: Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Women have been cut out of the billion-dollar discussions over the future of Spanish soccer.

Private equity giant CVC Capital Partners, Spanish league organizers LaLiga and three of Spain’s top teams, are currently fighting over how to fund a new broadcasting venture into Spanish soccer, a plan set to be decided on Friday.