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LaLiga can restart from June 8, confirms Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 23/05/2020 Tom Doyle
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LaLiga can resume from June 8 after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gave the go-ahead for top-flight football to restart next month.

Football across Spain was suspended on March 12, though clubs from the top two divisions have since returned to group training.

Earlier this week, LaLiga president Javier Tebas has hailed the return of the Bundesliga, and said the German league is an example to follow for the Spanish competition.

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There are currently 11 rounds remaining in LaLiga and Tebas is keen for the competition to finish by the end of July, with games scheduled every day of the week in an attempt to appease fans and broadcasters after the lengthy hiatus.

Previously to Sanchez's confirmation, Tebas had said of LaLiga's plans: "We’re working to restart LaLiga from June 12 onwards, but it will be up to the health authorities to tell us when we can start.

"There will be football every day. That’s what I hope. We shouldn’t have any problems playing on Mondays across the eleven rounds of matches we have left to play.

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"I hope for some sense from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on this, because it’s very important for us to be able to give both our national and international broadcasters, and fans across the world, football on as many days as possible to ensure as little harm as is possible."

As of yet, there is no official announcement for when games will officially resume, but Tebas' aim of June 12 - the Friday following Sanchez's June 8 restart confirmation - has been given the freen light providing teams are up to speed in terms of training.

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