People in Catalonia are voting this Sunday on whether or not they want their region to remain part of Spain, or, as expected, break away, and be a separate country.
Spain’s government has declared the referendum illegal, they have already taken action against Catalan politicians, but it looks impossible to stop hundreds of thousands of people voicing their opinion/determination, in a referendum that is not binding, but still, would send a clear message to Madrid and the rest of Spain.
The future of FC Barcelona if Catalonia break away from Spain has been an issue for months now, and the sports minister of the region looked confident that if LaLiga became off-limits for the Blaugrana, other leagues, of neighboring France, or even England, would be glad to welcome Barca as a participant.
In the case of independence, Catalan teams in La Liga – Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona – will have to decide where they want to play: in the Spanish league or a neighbouring country like Italy, France or the Premier League
Gerard Figueras told reporters.
Now in Spain there are teams from other countries who play in national leagues: clubs from Andorra in football and basketball. Monaco play in France, in England they have Welsh clubs. I don’t think that UEFA has anything against seeing another club play in a different league from their country
the Catalan politician added.