SPANISH LA LIGA SETS TO RESUME JUNE 8TH
The Spanish La Liga can resume football activities behind closed doors from June 8th, Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has said.
The league's president, Javier Tebas had initially said he hoped the Spanish too flight would restart June 12th.
Recall that La Liga players started training in small groups of not more than 10 last week.
"Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities,” said Sanchez.
Similarly, the Spanish second division is also set to resume at the same time as the top flight.
Report indicates that the derby between Sevilla and Real betis will be the first La Liga game to be played.
"We are very pleased with the decision," said Tebas. "It is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches, CSD and the agents"
"But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health instructions and ensure the pandemic doesn't come back."
Football activities in Spain was suspended on March 12th following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
5 players have tested positive for the virus across Spain's top two divisions and went into isolation before the first phase of group training that commenced May 18th.
“From June 8, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return.”