A club familiar with the Primera LIGA plans said on Wednesday that clubs will start testing their players against the emerging Corona virus next week in the first step towards resuming the season in June. Next June.
Spanish athletes must train at home since early March due to strict isolation measures in Europe, but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that athletes can resume individual training starting next Monday, and they can also train together in small groups a week later than the part of the disaster recovery plan.
However, players and technical devices must be tested to be HIV positive or not, as this test is part of the first step in the La LIGA resumption of an activity plan.
The second stage of individual training should start on May 6, while the third stage will take place in small groups of eight players before the start of the fourth stage with the training of the entire team which must last at least two weeks before the resumption of the games.
The source said that all four stages can be completed in a month, which means that first-class matches in Spain can resume in mid-June.
The remaining 11 rounds remain at the end of the season in the first and second years, while the King’s Cup final and the second division qualifying matches for the first must fix new dates for them after their previous suspension.
Despite the announcement of the cancellation of the league in France and the Netherlands due to the pandemic of the coronavirus, all the major sports institutions in Spain, including the Ministry of Sports, are committed to ending the season until the end.
League president Javier Tebas said the failure of the season could result in collective losses of up to one billion euros (one billion and $87 million), while the sports ministry insisted on the need to make it play in order to stimulate the economy and give people the feeling that life will return to normal.