Spain’s health minister says La Liga has promised not to start again before the summer

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Retrieved 26 April 2020, 23:18 IST

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Health Minister Salvador Ella has refused to give any guarantee that the Spanish football season will resume before the arrival of summer in Spain.

Ila LaLiga attended an official coronavirus briefing on Sunday and talked about the possibility of returning.

There have been no top flight games for the Spaniards since the beginning of March, and although optimistic that the match could start in June, Ila was careful not to present a deadline.

He said: “I can’t say whether football will be able to resume its activities before the summer. It would be wise for me to give a final perspective.”

La Liga teams have been moved to return to training in early May, possibly following Spanish government protocol.

The decision was reached at a meeting between the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD), the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and La Liga last weekend.

However, stage games are definitely a bit off, and it looks like any resume would mean playing fixtures primarily behind closed doors.

The report suggests that club and league officials may aim to return to work in June or June 13; However, Ilar’s situation shows reluctance to rush into any decision in Spain.

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Spain has been hit hard by the epidemic, with more than 23,000 dying