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La Liga Able To Resume Season On June 8th

May 23, 2020 4:51 PM

La Liga matches can resume behind closed doors starting on June 8th, according to Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez.

La Liga president Javier Tebas recently stated that he wants matches to begin around June 12th.

"Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities," said Sanchez.

"From 8 June, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return."


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5 Players In Spain's First, Second Division Test Positive For COVID-19

May 10, 2020 1:06 PM

5 players from La Liga's first and second division have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Between the clubs of [the first and second divisions], five positive cases have been detected among players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final stage of the illness," released the league in a statement.

The players, who are in isolation, will be able to rejoin their teammates when they test negative twice over a span of 72 hours.

Barcelona were one of several clubs to resume training on Friday.

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Spanish FA Offers $540 Million Bailout For La Liga Clubs

Mar 25, 2020 1:08 PM

The Royal Spanish Football Federation announced a $540 million bailout for clubs in Spain's first and second division to help cover costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

La Liga suspended their schedule indefinitely due to the severity of the virus in Spain.

"We want to offer La Liga the possibility to sit down and get the financing for first and second division clubs. We have spoken to several banks and are able to offer a credit line worth €500m to first and second division clubs that are struggling and that can be repaid in the next four, five or six years," said Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales.

Rubiales also said that a potential May return for the league is impossible given the current state of the country.

"We think it's practically impossible to resume competitions at the beginning of May. We have temporary hospitals being put up in Madrid and the military emergency units [UME] are out on the streets," said Rubiales. 

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Javier Tebas Confident La Liga Will Complete Season

Mar 15, 2020 5:19 PM

La Liga president Javier Tebas said he was confident that league would complete its season.

La Liga matchday was suspended two weeks due to fears surrounding COVID-19.

Tebas said he was fearful of the financial ramifications for a lost season.

"We're working on that other virus which is seeing what happens with our contracts around the world. We have 100 different obligations with 100 operators around the world and, if there's no broadcasting, there's no earning. We're working to see if we can fit in some calendars in order to soften the economic blow that will arrive.

"It's difficult for Europe's big clubs too, not just the small ones. They play in Europe and also earn lots [of money]. If the competitions are suspended, everything is revised and revenues are a lot lower. All the budgets of the teams are going to be comprised if the season doesn't get finished, but I'm convinced that it will get finished," said Tebas. 

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Real Madrid Players Quarantined, La Liga Suspend Season For Two Weeks

Mar 12, 2020 12:10 PM

La Liga suspended its season for the next two matchdays after Real Madrid players went into quarantine.

Real Madrid were quarantined after a basketball player tested positive for coronavirus.

"Given the circumstances that are coming to light this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible cases in players from other clubs, La Liga considers it appropriate to continue to the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19. As a result, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, [La Liga] agrees to postpone at least the next two match days," released the league in a statement.

La Liga matches were previously scheduled to be played behind closed doors.

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Barcelona Offer Real Betis $16 Million For Loren

Feb 13, 2020 12:34 PM

Barcelona have reportedly offered Real Betis $16 million for striker Loren.

Barcelona are looking for a replacement for Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

Real Betis have made it clear that they only have two strikers on their roster, including Loren.

Loren has a $43 million buyout clause. 

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Barcelona Linked With Loren Moron

Feb 6, 2020 8:27 PM

Loren Moron has been linked with a Barcelona move after the club look for a new striker.

Barcelona have sign a striker from within La Liga despite the transfer window closing.

Angel Rodriguez and Cristhian Stuani have also been linked with Barcelona.

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Tottenham Sign Giovani Lo Celso To Permanent Deal

Jan 28, 2020 12:52 PM

Tottenham signed Giovani Lo Celso to a permanent deal from Real Betis.

Tottenham will purchase Lo Celso for $35 million.

Lo Celso also signed a contract with Tottenham through the 2025 season.

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Inter Miami Linked With Move For Cristian Tello

Jan 25, 2020 1:03 PM

Cristian Tello has been linked with a move to Inter Miami, according to reports in Spain.

Tello's rights are currently split between Barcelona and Real Betis.

Betis are reportedly looking for $12 million for Tello.

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Quique Setien Reportedly Close To Being Named Barcelona Manager

Jan 13, 2020 2:15 PM

Quique Setien is reportedly close to replacing Ernesto Valverde as the next Barcelona manager.

Several sources in Spain claim that Setien is in Barcelona to negotiate a deal.

Reports also claim that Valverde has said his goodbyes to Barcelona players.

Xavi reportedlly turned down an offer to replace Valverde over the weekend. 

This would be the first time Barcelona has sacked a manager during the season since 2003. 

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