LaLiga can resume from as early as JUNE 8, Spanish prime minister announces
LaLiga can resume as early as June 8, Spain prime minister Pedro Sanchez has announced.
The date is four days earlier than when the division had hoped to hold the restart of the 2019-20 season although no official date of when the action will return has been confirmed.
'Spain has done what it needed to do and now new horizons can open for everyone,' Sanchez said on Saturday.
'The time has come to recover many of our daily activities. From June 8 La Liga will be able to return,' Sanchez said on Saturday.
'Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreation activity that will return.'
Spanish clubs were given the green light to restart training this week, two months after the coronavirus brought the game to a shuddering halt across Europe.
Spanish football was suspended on March 12 amid the Covid-19 pandemic but LaLiga sides stepped up their training sessions on Monday morning.
Players were no longer training on their own. They could train in groups of 10, and they could pass the ball between themselves but there could be no five-a-sides, no free-kick routine practices and no pressing drills.
LaLiga have been keen not to be seen to jump ahead of official advice and president Javier Tebas said on Friday: 'Clubs, directors, players and referees are all keen to start the season again but the competition will only start when the health authorities consider it to be possible. Coordination with CSD (Spanish Sports Council) and the Spanish Football ...
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