LaLiga and Real Madrid on lockdown

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LaLiga has announced it will suspend at least the next two matchdays due to the surge in the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Real Madrid announced that one of the players from its basketball team, later reported to be Trey Thompkins, had tested positive for the virus and had put all players and staff throughout the club in quarantine for 15 days.

That meant a cancellation of Madrid’s LaLiga clash with Éibar, scheduled for Friday and initially rearranged by the league to be played behind closed doors. The clash against Valencia the following weekend will also be postponed and UEFA also announced the suspension of the Champions League, meaning the postponement of Tuesday’s last-16 second leg clash against Manchester City. All bets are now OFF at the online casino australia.

The LaLiga statement read: “Given the circumstances that have come to light this morning, such as the quarantine put in place at Real Madrid and possible positive cases at other clubs, LaLiga has decided to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19. In accordance with measures established in the Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, it has been agreed that the competition will be suspended for the next two matchdays. At this time you can return to to place your bets.

“This decision will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines undertaken at the affected clubs and other possible situations that may arise. As the organiser of the competition, LaLiga has communicated the decision to the RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) the CSD (High Court of Sport) and the clubs.”

The league and Spanish Football Federation are set to assess the severity of the virus in the coming weeks before announcing how long the season will be postponed for.


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