Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that started late last year, club and country football league was suspended. The increase in the infected and death rate of the COVID-19 patients led to the situation whereby, all football matches and training sections were suspended and stopped, early this year, March 23 to be precise.
As the pandemic continues, various meetings were held on whether or not to resume all football leagues, the Spanish league ambassadors headed by the Spanish prime minister ”Pedro Sanchez” have concluded to resume the Spanish league on June 8. Football fans have been anxious and eager for the league’s resumption. But this is great news for the fans and also the players, as the Spanish league’s president Javier Tebas has exigent to follow the Bundesliga’s lead and resume 2019/20 season.
As it is being reported, Spanish la Liga teams are now allowed to resume training sessions this week- now allowed to do so In groups of up to ten. Pedro Sanchez has officially given the green light to a June 8 return in a press conference.
After the successful return of the German league’ Bundesliga’, Javier is believed to keen to get his league back underway with a big match- with laliga’s updated fixture list released on May 8. And has been rumoured that the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla could be the first match to be played when the league resumes.
The league set to resume June 8, doesn’t mean things will go back to normal immediately; as the safety precautions and rules will still be in place. Matches will be played behind closed doors, the only number of persons allowed inside the stadium must not exceed 197 on match days, with players and officials tested constantly before their fixture. This indicates football fans are to view the matches from their homes or cinema where it will be shown on the TV, following the safety rules and precaution laid down by WHO and the government of their different countries to prevent the spread of the virus.
The last match played in Laliga was Real Sociedad’s 2-1 win ar Eibar on the 10 of March. Although, the last Spanish league team in action was Athletico Madrid when they dramatically kicked the red(Liverpool) out of the Uefa Champions league at a packed Anfield a day later.
The rate at which the pandemic attacked Spain Is very high, as It’s ranked among the top country with the highest cases in the world, alongside Italy, UK, and Germany, with over 235466 cases and 28,728 deaths at present.
Barcelona and other teams like Real Madrid have started training, following the rules given by the Spanish league president ’Javier Tebas’. The teams resume training as allowed by the president in groups of up to ten.
The Segunda Division; Spain’s second tier, has also been allowed to resume their season the same day. Reacting to the news on twitter, Tebas said: “We are very happy for the decision, it is the result of the great works of the clubs, players, technician, CSD(National Sports Council)and agents involved.
“But we cannot lower our guards, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the eradication of the pandemic, for it not to come back again”.
As I said earlier, Spain is one of the countries badly affected by the virus but the rate of increase in cases and deaths has declined speedily, this reason, gave the prime minister, the courage to officially agree that the leagues can resume, hoping that the virus is been driven away steadily.