Coronavirus: La Liga training to resume this week with season restart in June

Lionel Messi, center, and Celta Vigo’s Hugo Mallo, left, vie for the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match in Barcelona on November 9, 2019. (AP)

Football clubs in Spain’s top two divisions will return to individual training this week for the first time since activity was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, while organizers aim to re-start the league campaign in June, La Liga said on Monday.

A statement from the organizing body said clubs would follow the league’s protocol for returning to training which had been agreed with Spain’s sports and health authorities and which guaranteed the safety of players and staff.

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All organized football in Spain has been on hold since March 10 due to the spread of the deadly virus.

On April 1, Jaume Roures, CEO of Spanish multimedia group Mediapro said Spain’s La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, adding that the season was likely to be canceled if a player tested positive for the coronavirus once the campaign had restarted.

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