Resumption date for Spanish top-flight league finally revealed

Pedro Sánchez durante un acto con la Selección española de fútbol

"From 8 June, La Liga will be able to return", said Sánchez.

Teams have been in training for a couple weeks now, which gave an indication that competitive football would soon be on the horizon.

Spain's second-flight Segunda Division has also been given the go-ahead to resume.

Messi's Barcelona has a slender two-point lead over arch-rival Real with 11 rounds of fixtures remaining and reacted to the news with a tweet of its talisman.

'Spain needs tourism and tourism needs safety, safety in origin and safety once visitors are here, ' Mr Sanchez said in a televised TV address.


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

Germany's Bundesliga was the first of the major European leagues to restart last weekend, with the English Premier League and Italy's Serie A set to resume at later dates. CSD (National Sports Council) and agents involved. "But it is very important to follow the sanitary precautions and respect the evolution of the pandemic, we can not lower our guard".

Spain has confirmed more than 28,000 deaths from COVID-19. But the daily death toll has been steadily declining, with only 56 deaths registered on Friday. However, it's now emerging from one of Europe's most stringent lockdowns, which was implemented on March 14. While fans will not be permitted to attend games the LFP and the AFE players' union are keen to end the season before August, when the Champions League is slated to be completed.

The top Czech league will resume tonight after a two-month break, with Teplice to host Slovan Liberec in a match that will include pre-kickoff temperature checks and other protective measures. All those in the stadium except for the players and referees will have to wear masks.

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