Clubs in Spanish league have been given the green light to start individual training as from Monday, May 4
On Tuesday, Spain prime minister, Pedro Sanchez announced that “Professional athletes will be able to train individually starting from May 4,” according to Spanish media MARCA.
- Spanish league games were suspended in March as a precautionary measure to help stop the spread of the COVID-19.
Players will be permitted to train individually at phase 0, while training centers will be allowed to open in phase 1, which will commence May 11.
“Therefore, the opening of individual training sessions for professional and federation athletes and the basic training for professional leagues is authorised within Phase 0,he added.
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“In the sports industry, the opening of high-performance centers with reinforced hygiene and protection measures and, if possible, shifts, is being contemplated, while medium level training sessions in professional leagues will also be allowed within Phase 1.
This development was supported by la Liga President Javier Tebas, who believes that the return of football is important to the economy.
“In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others. We continue to focus on this reactivation, in a responsible manner, and adhering to health recommendations, as soon as possible.”
Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries in Europe with 232,128 confirmed cases and the number of recorded death at 23,822 as of Wednesday 27.