Spanish La Liga President Javier Tebas has confirmed plans for the league to restart football fully in June, MySportDab reports.
The coronavirus crisis has brought a halt to football across Europe and the world, with some countries like France canceling their season earlier.
But Spain’s La Liga has announced its plan to restart fully in June so as to complete the season with over 80 matches still to be played.
MySportDab understands La Liga will officially begin tests on players this week so clubs to resume training over the coming weeks.
Spain Lockdown measures have been eased in recent weeks but Spain’s death count remains the third highest on in Europe with over 25,000 confirmed deaths.
On Saturday, Adults in Spain were allowed to begin exercising for the first time in almost two months.
Now, players can also resume basic training after being allowed by the Spanish Ministry of Health.
However, COVID-19 tests must be taken by all players and staffs who will be present at the training facilities.
All training facilities will will also need to be fully disinfected and very well prepared.
Official statement.#LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank clubs to return to training this week.
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 4, 2020
Spanish La Liga President, Javier Tebas, said: “The plan for football’s return is a sign that everything could return to normal very soon.
“Also, it would bring back the joyful elements that people in Spain and around the world want and truly desire.
“People’s health remains very important, so we have a very tough protocol to ensure safety of everyone involved as we continue plans to restart La Liga.
“Circumstances remain unpredictable, but we hope to start the league again in June and finish the 2019-20 season this summer.”
La Liga has also made it compulsory for players, coaches and staffs to be tested for the coronavirus daily after each training sessions.
Clubs are expected to train for at least a month before matches return fully behind closed doors.
Barcelona are top of the La Liga table ahead of rivals Real Madrid with a two points gap.