Tebas Wants La Liga 2020-21 To Start On September 12 (See Details)

La Liga president Javier Tebas wants the 2020-21 season to start on September 12 and has warned clubs face €700 million (£630m/$780m) collective losses due to the disruption caused by coronavirus this year.

Spain’s top flight was suspended in March due to the pandemic but there are plans in place to resume the season on June 11 with the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.

Tebas says organisers have been working hard behind the scenes to make restarting the season practical, although many of the logistical problems will depend on how the country’s regional governments are easing lockdown measures.

Restrictions are gradually being lifted across Spanish territories, with several areas now having moved from Phase One to Phase Two, which allows people greater freedom to travel and exercise in small groups away from their homes. Madrid and parts of Catalonia, including Barcelona, are still in Phase One, however.

“We’ll start, God willing, on June 11,” Tebas told Marca. “Let’s hope Madrid and Barcelona go to Phase Two.

“There are more than 130 people at La Liga working so that everything can be done, in a new way: travelling, organisation, everything.

“We’re prepared and the important thing will be the day we finish the competition. The next will start on September 12.”


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