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Spain's La Liga works to be a premier soccer league in its own right
Spain's La Liga works to be a premier soccer league in its own right

Gareth Bale was born in Wales and learned to play professional soccer in the English Premier League. But lately he's become a passionate advocate for Spain's La Liga, where he is about to begin his second season with Real Madrid. "The Spanish league is the most exciting and the world's top players play there," he told the BBC. "The Premier League is a great league but we are attracting the best players to La Liga." Bale, lured to Spain by a record $140-million transfer fee last summer, talked with the BBC a day after his team paid another $148 million for World Cup stars James Rodriguez of Colombia and Toni Kroos of Germany. In Madrid they will join a...

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