Lionel Messi and La Liga season to resume and play behind closed doors starting from June 8 Spanish Prime Minister says
The Spanish league’s president Javier Tebas said he had hoped Spain’s top flight would restart on 12 June, although La Liga is yet to confirm a restart date.
And of course many La Liga players started training in groups of no more than 10 this week including Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and many other players from different teams.
“Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities,” said Sanchez.
“From 8 June, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return.”
The Spanish second division is also set to resume at the same time La Liga returns which is June 8
And with reports in Spain suggesting the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will be the first La Liga game to take place.
“We are very pleased with the decision,” said Tebas. “It is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches, CSD (National Sports Council) and agents.
“But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”
Spanish football was suspended on 12 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Five players was tested positive for the virus across Spain’s top two divisions and went into isolation prior to the first phase of group training being allowed from 18 May.