La Liga Football League will Return with Matches Every Day
La Liga will return with matches every day; league president Javier Tebas has revealed.
Spain’s top division has been shut down since March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As lockdown restrictions are lifted, players and teams have now begun to return to training with a resumption of the season being lined up next month.
The logistics of doing so remain firmly up in the air, but Tebas is confident that despite concerns, a solution will be found to get players back on the field quickly and, most importantly, safely.
“I don’t know when football will return. I don’t know if the most probable date is June 19, I would like it to be June 12. It will depend on spikes and contagions,” Tebas told Local News Agency.
“There would be league games daily for 35 days, 24 hours before the game the players will be tested. The lowest risk will be during games; I ask that health ordinances are followed to get to the begin with a rare infected as possible.
“We’re so on top of the control of athletes; at home, I ask that they keep serving the protocol. Our policy should be exemplary to the community; I observe a lot of burden on the athletes.”
Testing remains a significant hurdle with player and staff safety paramount in any season restart. It was announced on Sunday that five players from the top two divisions had tested positive for Covid-19.
But Tebas believes positive tests are to be expected even if they will ultimately prove a rarity. “You have to accommodate to the conditions, and we’ve acted on rules, structuring opinions on how to act in the most favorable circumstances without conceiving harm,” he continued.
“We anticipated 25-30 positive cases, it’s good news for the football business and Spanish community that there are eight positives, which also involves non-footballers, amongst 2,500 tests. “Those athletes will have a different kind of test on Tuesday, and they are in the end stages of the sickness.”