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Soccer. Spain: La Liga wants to resume in June. Sport

LaLiga considering a “Back to competition in June” while training for Spanish championship teams will resume this week, the body which manages professional football in Spain announced on Monday in a press release.

“The return to training was staggered between individual training and group training, until the resumption of competition, scheduled for June”, LaLiga said in a statement released on Monday.

“To come back is to win! “

“The current circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 2019-2020 season this summer. To come back is to win! “, LaLiga president Javier Tebas said in the press release.

From Tuesday, after almost two months of interruption (the Liga has been suspended since March 12), professional footballers in Spain will be tested for the new coronavirus, and will be able to resume training 48 hours after obtaining their negative result.

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The country’s health and sports authorities have given the green light, and LaLiga, the Spanish Federation (RFEF) and medical experts have jointly drawn up a return to training protocol, “In order to guarantee the greatest safety for the health of all those involved”, underlines the press release.

Real Madrid wants to resume this week

This plan “Will last approximately one month and will have different phases which will remain subject to the de-escalation plan established by the government”, says the LaLiga press release.

Since Monday, the Spanish government has launched its deconfinement plan in four phases. For professional athletes, this includes “The opening of individual training and basic training in professional leagues”.

Atlético Madrid has planned to conduct these screening tests on Wednesday. Real Madrid had scheduled several meetings on Monday to work out its recovery schedule with the aim of resuming training this week, a source within the club told AFP.

“The return of football means that society is gradually returning to normal”

Javier Tebas, President of LaLiga, had advanced on April 7 during a press conference call with the international media that his idea was to resume competition “May 28-29, June 6-7 or June 28” behind closed doors, to be able to complete the 2019-2020 season.

According to figures from LaLiga, professional football accounts for 1.37% of Spanish GDP and operates 185,000 jobs in the country. “The return of football means that society is gradually returning to normal”, said Tebas.

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