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La Liga suspend season indefinitely

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:42 23 Mar 2020


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The Spanish football season has been postponed until further notice due to the spread of the coronavirus.

La Liga was initially due to resume on April 3rd but a statement released on Monday said a joint commission between La Liga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) had agreed to postpone all professional soccer competitions until the Spanish government considered they could start again "without creating any health risk".

RFEF chief Luis Rubiales last week ruled out cancelling the current season, insisting the campaign would resume once it was safe to do so. The last La Liga fixtures were played on the weekend of March 6-8.

The statement added: "Both the RFEF and LaLiga wish to express our greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to the Spanish people.

"We also share our condolences for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer to the many families that are losing loved ones."

More than 30,000 people have been infected by the virus in Spain while over 2,180 people have died from it, making it the second-worst affected country in Europe behind Italy.

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died over the weekend after being taken to hospital with coronavirus.


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