Coronavirus: Spanish Broadcaster Hopeful La Liga Will Resume by July
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Roures is maintaining a positive outlook. “I hope football returns in July and I say July because, among other things, everyone’s health must be guaranteed,” he told Cadena COPE on Tuesday. “It will return without an audience, surely, but before that they have to do a pre-season. After so long at home, they can’t go out and play as if nothing happened.”
He though warns that once league resumes and should a footballer test positive for coronavirus, then the season will be cancelled for good. “If once La Liga resumes a player tests positive for coronavirus, they will have to throw in the towel and say goodbye to the season,” he said.
Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has already said it wants to see the suspended season come to a conclusion if there’s a possiblity.
The priority is to complete the season,” RFEF president Luis Rubiales had said. “We can’t just relegate teams now. Teams have to be promoted by right. There are hundreds of teams waiting to complete the season. When the country recovers, that will be the moment to complete the current season.”
“Let’s hope I’m mistaken and that we can play at the start of May. I don’t think that’ll be possible, but I’d love to be proved wrong, we’ll have to extend the calendar. The objective is to save this season. That’s our idea,” he added.
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