Football: Spanish PM Sanchez Supports Resumption Of La Liga
File Photo: (Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez)
The Spanish league has followed the Bundesliga’s lead by resuming the 2019-2020 football season which was halted by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez has confirmed that Spanish football league otherwise known as LaLiga will return on June 8.
Spanish clubs intensified training this week and they were allowed to do so in groups of not more than ten. PM Sanchez officially showed the green light, indicating his support to a June 8 return to football activities in the spanish league while addressing a press conference.
Meanwhile, all the 20 teams have 11 games remaining, with Barcelona leading Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table
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Following Bundesliga’s successful return, La Liga President, Tebas is believed to be keen on getting his own league back underway with a big match – with LaLiga’s updated fixture list set to come out on May 28.
However, it has been rumored that the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla could kick things off again in Spain.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi, as quoted by Football Espana, said: “There is no better way for LaLiga to return than this derby.
“It will be one more incentive, as we are all looking forward to football returning and that first match will be magnificent.”
League organizers have drawn up a highly detailed plan to ensure safety is paramount.
That involves having a maximum of 197 people inside the stadium on matchday with players and officials tested 24 hours before their fixture.