LA LIGA Suspended Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus
La Liga, following a meeting with the Royal Spanish Football Federation, has announced the indefinite suspension of professional football in Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The league said in a statement on Monday that it would not resume until the Spanish government says it is safe to do so.
Spain’s top-flight was initially postponed for two game weeks on March 12, with previous plans to play matches behind closed doors scrapped as the coronavirus crisis in the country worsened.
Things have not improved since then, with Spain struggling to deal with the spread of the virus. The latest figures made available on Monday revealed that there are approaching 30,000 cases in the country and nearly 2,000 confirmed deaths.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced over the weekend that the country would remain under strict lockdown measures until at least April 11, making it impossible for football to resume in the near future.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has floated the middle of May as a potential start date, but league sources told ESPN they don’t want to name any dates until the situation in Spain improves.
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