MADRID– The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition might restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.
Javier Tebas made the statement a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be enabled to resume from June 8 as long as the country continued to keep the coronavirus break out in check.
” It will depend upon how the training advances, however hopefully it will be possible to restart with our very first match on Thursday, June 11,” Tebas said in his weekly Sunday night interview with league broadcaster Movistar.
Tebas said the popular Seville derby in the top tier would be an excellent way to mark the go back to competition and “honor those who have lost their lives” during the pandemic in Spain with more than 28,000 deaths.
Groups will be enabled to train with groups of 14 players beginning on Monday, up from 10 gamers the past week. Complete squad sessions are scheduled for upcoming weeks.
Tebas stated it remains impossible to guarantee the June 11 start date due to the fact that the choice eventually depends on how the pandemic progresses. He said all groups should go through all the stages already established in the league’s return-to-training protocol, however there might be different confinement measures in location for various areas of the country.
Tebas phoned for all players to keep complying with the confinement rules still in place in Spain after four Sevilla players broke them this weekend. Franco Vázquez, Luuk de Jong, Lucas Ocampos and Ever Banega were seen together with several other individuals in an event, with photos placed on social networks.
All 4 gamers published declarations in which they said sorry, and the club published images of their apologies on its Twitter account.
Tebas did not say whether the gamers would be penalized however kept in mind that it was necessary that they said sorry. He stated players have “to be mindful and show duty” because they risked damaging football overall.
Tebas stated the schedule for the first four rounds after the league resumes is anticipated to be announced in early June.
He said kickoff times will take heats into account. The Sevilla-Betis game is anticipated to start at 10 p.m. regional time (2000 GMT).
Spain’s top tier has 11 rounds left. Barcelona is top with a two-point lead over Genuine Madrid.
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