Spain: top-flight football set to return in June

La Liga tournament has been suspended since 12 March.
La Liga tournament has been suspended since 12 March.

La Liga set to return next month but with matches played behind closed doors.

Spain.- The two highest football divisions in Spain are preparing to resume matches behind closed doors since June and with strict measures in place.

The plan for restarting La Liga activities involves a Return to Training Protocol, a strong disinfection of facilities and stadia and players being tested for Coronavirus as a compulsory measures.

The Spanish government recently announced an easing of lockdown measures, which already permits professional athletes to train outdoors, but individually.

In the following phases of the government’s plan to return to a “new normal”, training will be scaled up until whole squads are permitted to practice together.

“This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us,” Javier Tebas, the President of LaLiga, said.

“The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love.

“People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart LaLiga.

“Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19/20 season this summer.”

La Liga was suspended on March 12 with 11 out of 38 games still to play and defending champions Barcelona two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table.

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