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Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez has confirmed that LaLiga can resume behind closed doors from June 8.

Football in Spain has been stopped since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Real Madrid being two points behind Barcelona in the title race, with all teams left with 11 fixtures still to play.

After the decision was made official, LaLiga president Javier Tebas said: “We are very happy for the decision… but we cannot lower our guard, it’s important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”


Teams in LaLiga returned to training on May 11 under strict regulations and social distancing, and are currently training in small groups of up to 10 people.

There is no specific date announced yet for the first fixture, but it is expected to be made official in the next 24 hours. The Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla could be the first match played once the season resumes.

Spain is one of the countries worst affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, having registered more than 234,000 cases and 28,000 deaths, but the daily death toll has been declining and the situation is slowly improving.


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