Javier Tebas adds details to La Liga restart plan and names new season start date

La Liga president Javier Tebas has added more details about the restart of the top flight in Spain.

Various different proposals had been suggested, but now the concrete structure of the return to playing next month is emerging. It’s all contingent on the situation continuing to improve across the country.

Speaking on a Marca video conference call, the head of La Liga explained that the league would restart on the 11th of June, by which time Madrid and Barcelona would be in “phase 2” of the Spanish government’s structured de-escalation of the lockdown.

Cadena Cope Tweeted out his exact quotes in the Tweet you can see embedded here:

The restart is expected to commence with the Real Betis – Sevilla derby game, which will now be played behind closed doors. Tebas added that options for broadcasting games like this one were being tried this evening.

The new detail added today relates to next season, with Tebas saying that the 2020/21 campaign can will start on the 12th of September, assuming this one can be completed by it’s rather hopeful date of the end of July.


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