LaLiga in talks to start the competition one week earlier

Javier Tebas, in front of the LaLiga logo / RAFA APARICIO/AS
Javier Tebas, in front of the LaLiga logo / RAFA APARICIO/AS

Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, plans to negotiate with the Ministry of Health the return to training sessions with the entire group of players of each team.

The return of Spanish football edges closer, as the first training sessions in small groups have already taken place in several LaLiga teams, including Barcelona. However, for the competition to return at its peak, training sessions for the entire group must be held, corresponding to Phase 4 in the safety measures for the football teams.

Although the return of the competition in the first division of Spanish football has a tentative date, the approval of the Ministry of Health of Spain is missing to begin the complete preparation of all the teams. According to different reports, LaLiga has agreed to give a minimum of two full weeks of training with the entire group before resuming the competition.

According to Catalunya Ràdio, LaLiga will negotiate with the Ministry of Health the approval of all Primera and Segunda División teams to enter Phase 4 of training, those sessions would be featuring the entire group.

In case the permission is not granted by the Ministry of Health, it would be very difficult to resume the competition on June 12, as previously stipulated.

The reason behind choosing June 12 to resume the competition, according to the same report, is because on that date the insurance that LaLiga has, due to the State Alarm in Spain, with both national and international broadcasters expires. If the competition resumes after that date, LaLiga would suffer major financial losses.

The ‘new normality’ begins and although it could be a very different kind of football than the one we are used to, due to security and prevention measures, each day it is closer. As in Germany, the Bundesliga has already resumed and is the role model for other leagues in the world.