La Liga gets Spanish govt’s green light to resume from June 8


Spanish football’s top flight division La Liga can return to action from June 8 after being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.

All organised football in Spain was provisionally suspended on March 12, although clubs in the top two divisions have since returned to group training.

La Liga has yet to officially confirm a resumption date, although its president Javier Tebas had said previously he hoped the season could do so from June 12.

“We are very happy with the decision, but it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches… CSD (National Sports Council) and agents involved,” Tebas said on Twitter.

“But it is very important to follow the health rules and that the evolution of the pandemic respects us. We cannot let our guards down.”

Germany’s Bundesliga became the first major European football league to resume on May 16, with matches played without fans.

Players in the English Premier League have…



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