Friday, 29 May 2020 15:39

 

The next LaLiga season will begin on September 12 if the organisers' bid to complete the current campaign after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic goes to plan, president Javier Tebas has said.

Having received government approval last weekend, LaLiga is set to start up again on June 11 and finish on July 19.

All matches will be played without spectators although fixtures are yet to be officially confirmed.

"The important thing will be when the season finishes although we'll only be able to congratulate ourselves when we start the following season," Tebas said on Friday in an online forum organised by Spanish newspaper Marca.

"God willing that day will be September 12 and hopefully we'll be able to say we have overcome this most difficult period but at least we will be better prepared."

He has led the campaign to get the season back on track since it was postponed on March 12, warning that clubs could lose up to one billion euros ($1.11 billion) collectively if the remaining 11 rounds of matches could not be completed.

Tebas hopes to see struggling clubs given sufficient support given the significant losses they are due to make.

"It's important that the disaster of the pandemic does not generate an economic disaster afterwards," he said. "This is a study to see who believes in the sports industry and who doesn't. It will be important to see who our allies are.

Source:News Agencies.