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2019 10 26 Retrieve

[Why has Barcelona vs Real Madrid been postponed and when will El Clasico be played now?] La Liga doesn’t agree with the competition committee’s decision to stipulate 18 December – after an agreement was reached between Barcelona and Real Madrid, despite La Liga’s objections – as the date in which the postponed Clasico should be played. We are studying the documentation that we have recently received regarding the process in which the decision was taken. This is in order to evaluate taking possible legal action and against whom it should be tabled, before the relevant and opportune public organisations or legal organisms

2020 02 15 Retrieve

[Eibar’s La Liga game against Real Sociedad on Sunday has been postponed due to air contamination] In contact with La Liga, the RFEF and the clubs involved, the Competition Committee, and on the recommendation of the Basque Government, has decided to suspend the Eibar-Real Sociedad match that was going to take place [Sunday] February 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ipurua stadium

2020 03 10 Retrieve

[La Liga to be played behind closed doors for 15 days as coronavirus cases increase] According to information from the Higher Sports Council (CSD), the matches of LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank will be played behind closed doors, starting today and for at least the next two weeks. La Liga will continue in constant contact with the Ministry of Health and the CSD to meet its recommendations and/or decisions, putting the health of fans, players, club employees, journalists, etc. before the health crisis of COVID-19

or weeks, La Liga has been working on alternative plans in coordination with UEFA, in case the health authorities decree the suspension of any match, and have a plan of dates to contest the matches within the established deadlines

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[La Liga suspended for next two matchdays due to coronavirus pandemic] La Liga has decided 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, 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 postponed for the next two matchdays. Said decision will be re-evaluated after the completion of the quarantines undertaken in the affected clubs and in other possible situations that may arise. As organiser of the competition, La Liga has communicated the decision to the RFEF, the CSD and the clubs

2020 03 21 Retrieve

[Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus] The thoughts of everybody at La Liga go out to our colleague Fernando Sanz and his family following the death of Lorenzo Sanz, who many of us have worked with and shared friendship. La Liga expresses its sincerest condolences for the loss, particular towards Real Madrid, where Sanz spent many years as president

2020 03 22 Retrieve

[Spanish FA head urges Olympic postponement] The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, transmitted the request for postponement of the next Olympic Games to Juan Antonio Samaranch. He did so at the meeting held with other Spanish sports federations and to which he was called by the president of the COE [the Spanish Olympic Commission], Alejandro Blanco. The president of Spanish football asked that all efforts be focused on supporting our Administration in the fight against COVID-19. At this time, health must prevail over any other issue and we must be on the side of our Government. Sport is our reason for being, but now it must be in the background. We continue to work for football and solutions for this sector, however, now the duty as Spaniards is to stay united and suspend all sports events, as this Federation did in regard to those competitions over which it has oversight.

[Rubiales went on to offer the RFEF’s sympathies to those who have lost loved ones] We show our pain for the victims of this pandemic, our condolences to their families, our encouragement for the health workers and the State Security Forces and all those who are maintaining public services. We remain at the disposal of the authorities and we offer ourselves to collaborate in any measures that may be considered

2020 03 23 Retrieve

[La Liga 2019-2020 season suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus] The RFEF and La Liga agree the suspension of professional soccer competitions until the competent authorities of the government of Spain and the general state administration consider that they can be resumed and this does not pose any risk to health. Both the RFEF and La Liga want to show their greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to Spaniards, and we also wish to show our sincere remembrance for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer for all families that are losing loved ones

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[Real Madrid sit second in La Liga this season, two points behind Barcelona, with the competition suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic] The RFEF and La Liga agree the suspension of professional soccer competitions until the competent authorities of the government of Spain and the general state administration consider that they can be resumed and this does not pose any risk to health. Both the RFEF and La Liga want to show their greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to Spaniards, and we also wish to show our sincere remembrance for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer for all families that are losing loved ones

2020 03 22 Retrieve

[Lorenzo Sanz: Coronavirus claims life of former Real Madrid president] From LaLiga, we want to send our deepest condolences for the recent death of Lorenzo Sanz, with whom many of us have shared work and friendship. We share in the pain of this loss, especially for Real Madrid, the club of which he was president for years. Rest in peace

2020 04 21 Retrieve

[La Liga clubs pledge additional £177m to Spanish sports and lower leagues] This agreement looks to help sport not just in these moments of crisis provoked by COVID-19 but forever. This is a structural measure with no time limit which will strengthen the commitment of the professional clubs and La Liga with Spanish sport

2020 05 08 Retrieve

[Top two football division clubs in Spain resumed individual training which has not been allowed for almost two months due to coronavirus threat] Under strict social distancing protocols defined by La Liga, various clubs returned to individual training today after receiving the medical all-clear

2020 05 10 Retrieve

[Five players in La Liga and Spanish second division test positive for coronavirus] Specifically, between the La Liga Santander [first division] and La Liga SmartBank [second division] clubs, five positive cases have been detected in players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final phase of the disease, whose specific identity La Liga does not know in compliance with the laws on data protection

2020 05 18 Retrieve

[La Liga clubs return to training in groups of 10 following coronavirus-enforced suspension] Group training may be carried out by all clubs, regardless of the de-escalation phase of the province in which they are located. This is a significant step forward on the road towards restarting professional football in Spain, which has been on hold since March 12 due to the Covid-19 pandemic

2020 06 07 Retrieve

[La Liga to remember Covid-19 victims with a minute’s silence before matches] The RFEF and La Liga have announced that upon the return of football, in all professional and non-professional competitions, a minute of silence will be held before all matches in memory of those who have died from COVID-19

Both organisations have reached an agreement to pay a sincere tribute during this season to all those who have left us because of the pandemic, as well as their families

That is why from this very Wednesday, in the resumption of Rayo Vallecano-Albacete as in the rest of La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [Segunda Division] matches, as well as in the play-offs for promotion to La Liga Santander and Segunda B, the world of football will remember the deceased with 60 seconds of mourning before the start of the matches

2020 06 14 Retrieve

[Pitch-invader who tried to get selfie with Lionel Messi ‘should be charged’] This type of conduct puts the health of others at risk and risks damaging the integrity of the competition

2020 06 14b Retrieve

[Messi-chasing pitch invader faces stiff punishment after breaking coronavirus protocol] La Liga will file the appropriate legal action, considering that this was a criminal act. La Liga would also like to express its absolute condemnation of this kind of behaviour, which puts in risk the health of others and the integrity of our competition