LaLiga not considering season cancellation

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LaLiga ‘haven’t considered’ cancelling the season amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to president Javier Tebas.

Tebas spoke to media around the world via conference call on Wednesday morning and said the league is considering three potential dates for teams to return to action.

“We want to finish the season, probably behind closed doors,” he said. It’s curious that the teams who don’t want to finish the league are those fighting against relegation.”

“We are consideran returning to play in Spain and in other countries on 28 May or alternatively, 6 June or else 28 June,” he continued. “If we start LaLiga on 28 May, the Champions League will go on in July. If we start on 6 June, they will play all of the competitions until 31 July. And if we start on 28 June, July, will be for the league and August will be for Champions League.”

Tebas revealed LaLiga would be hit with a loss in money of between €150 million and €350 million depending on whether the remainder of the season would be played behind closed doors or not and said they have not considered not finishing the campaign.

Spain is still in Government lockdown due to COVID-19 until April 25 at least, a lockdown which coould be extended even further.

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