Spanish La Liga will resume on the 11th of June and the first game will be between Real Betis and outSevilla, and they also agreed on next season’s resumption date to be on the 12th of September. La Liga organisers want to finish the season on the weekend of 18-19 July “depending on the evolution” of coronavirus.
The Spanish government’s department for sport said agreements had been reached with La Liga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF). Football in Spain was suspended on the 12th of March but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said it can resume from 8 June. Spanish La Liga president Javier Tebas said: “The important thing will be when the season finishes, although we’ll only be able to congratulate ourselves when we start the following season.
Tabas sure of June Spanish La Liga Resumption
“God willing, that day will be 12 September and hopefully we’ll be able to say we have overcome this most difficult period, but at least we will be better prepared,” he added.
Following the Seville derby on 11 June, other clubs will begin playing fixtures over the following weekend. Tebas said audiovisual testing is being carried out so fans have a choice of different viewing experiences when football returns behind closed doors. The whole games will be played behind closed doors.
Spanish La Liga players started training in groups of no more than 10 players last week and Tebas said the next objective is to progress to full training. Defending champions Barcelona are still topping the league with two points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.