The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, has suggested a number of dates when he expects Spain’s top-flight to restart.
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Tebas gave an update on the situation as the coronavirus pandemic has hit Spain incredible hard over the past week. The death toll in the last 24 hours rose by 743 with the total deaths now 13,798 in Spain.
“Of all the different scenarios we have been looking at with UEFA to go back to competing, the most probable ones are 28 May, 6 June or 28 June,” Tebas said. “We can’t say an exact date. This will be given to us by the authorities in Spain. But we still have time to get back to training before that.”
Training has been suspended until at least April 26 due to restrictions put in place by the Spanish government and even if training resumed in late April there would have to be at least three weeks before of a mini-preseason before players would be ready to resume.
Tebas had previously stated that Spain’s top-flight would be back in action by mid-May but in this ever-changing situation it is impossible to put a date on when normality will resume.
UEFA and the Premier League have relaxed any dates they had to finish the 2019-20 season and that is the correct way to go about this. Tebas and La Liga will obviously wait until the Spanish government allows teams to return to training and then figure out where they go from there.