Coronavirus: Spain suspends all La Liga football games

Karim Benzema, center, celebrates after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match. (File photo: AP)

Spain suspends all La Liga football games, according to local media, after one of Real Madrid’s basketball players tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Real, who are due to play Eibar in La Liga on Friday without any spectators, and had already cancelled all pre-game media duties to prevent the spread of the virus, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

All soccer matches in Spain’s top division, La Liga, have been suspended for two weeks over fears of the spread of the coronavirus, the league’s organizing body said in a statement on Thursday.

The league’s statement said the decision came after Real Madrid put its squad into quarantine, and that it had notified the clubs, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), and the national sports ministry of the postponements.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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