Spanish la liga to resume June 11 as Spain National Council (CSD) confirms
On Friday, Spain National Council (CSD) has confirmed that the Spanish top division will restart on June 11 after 3 months break amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
La Liga was suspended on March 12 in a bid to help curb the deadly coronavirus that has disrupted sporting activities globally.
Following, the resumption of group training after Spain government gave the green light for competitive sports to resume June 8.
An official statement from the CSD read: “The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga have agreed, as part of the Contact Group formed together with the National Sports Council [CSD], the format of the eleven remaining matchdays to complete La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [the first and second divisions].” as reported by ESPN.
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Matches are set to be played every day with plans to conclude the 2019/20 season by July 19.
All matches will be played behind closed doors following strict safety protocols as approved by the ministry of health.
Barcelona, are top of the Spanish la Liga table 2 points ahead of rivals Real Madrid, with 11 rounds of fixtures needing to be played to complete the 2019-20 campaign.