Coronavirus: La Liga chiefs draw up plan to complete season by June 30


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Coronavirus: La Liga chiefs draw up plan to complete season by June 30
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Football is currently grounded to a halt in Spain due to the rapidly escalating coronavirus crisis which has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people around the world.

According to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, La Liga chiefs have drawn up a plan which would see the teams in the Spanish top-flight play every two days to finish the season by June 30.

Football has come to a halt in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic which had claimed more than 1,000 lives in Spain and infected more than 19,000 people as of yesterday.

Madrid, the capital of Spain and home to both Real and Atletico, has been one of the hardest-hit regions by the virus. Its regional President Isabel Diaz claimed earlier today that 80% of Madrid’s population is expected to contract the virus.

The speed with which more and more people are contracting the virus across the country has led to reports in Spain suggesting that with the country continuing in a state of lockdown, the 2019/20 season will be suspended indefinitely.

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The report aired by the Spanish radio station claims that Javier Tebas, La Liga president, held talks with all the 20 Spanish top-flight clubs on Thursday.

Cadena Copa claims that the 57-year-old lawyer told the clubs that La Liga still plans to see the season reach its conclusion by June 30.

Tebas isn’t confident that the present state of affairs will allow football to return to the country any time before mid-May, which means that all the games which are currently postponed will have to be scheduled in a one-and-a-half-month period.

It is claimed that such a tight window means that the sides have to play one game every two days to finish the season before the proposed date, as there are still 11 matchdays to go through.

UEFA encourages leagues to complete the season

With its announcement Thursday that the EURO 2020 has been pushed forward by another year, UEFA has given clubs until the end of the summer to finish the season.

Premier League has already hinted at taking advantage of the window after it announced yesterday that professional football would remain suspended in the country until April 30.

That means that provided everything comes back to normal in the next one month or so, almost all the European leagues will try to schedule games in such a manner that the ongoing seasons could be completed before the start of July.

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