Kathmandu, May 12: President Javier Tebas has said that Spanish La Liga could start on June 12. “Every player and official will be tested before the league starts,” he said.
The league has stated that the game will start in a closed stadium after testing the players and match officials. On Sunday, five players from Spain’s top two divisions were confirmed to be infected with Covid-19. All five of them are kept in isolation. Tebas said the five would be brought to training only after two consecutive tests confirmed no infection. La Liga has been testing its players since last year.
Stating that there should be zero transition during the league, Tebas clarified the plan to field each player only after the test. He said that the national competitions would be completed by July 31. He said the European Championships were targeted to be completed by the end of August.
Other clubs, including Barcelona, have been training since last year. Spain is one of the most affected countries in Europe by coronavirus infection. In Spain, 264,663 people have been infected and 26,621 have died so far.
“Football is an important factor in improving the economic situation, so we are gradually starting the competition,” he said.