La Liga will resume on June 8 after the Spanish government gave the green light for football to return.
The Spanish top flight has been suspended since March because of the coronavirus, but will be back next month.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed in an address to the nation that many daily activities will be allowed to start up again and football will be among them.
“Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone,” he said. “The time has come to recover many of the daily activities. From June 8 La Liga will return.”
La Liga president Javier Tebas tweeted his support of the premier’s decision, saying:
“We are very happy with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches.
“CSD [National Sports Council] and agents were involved. But it is very important to follow the sanitary precautions and respect the evolution of the pandemic, we cannot lower our guard.”
Spanish teams were allowed to return to training recently and have been working in groups of 10 this week.
Games will likely be played without supporters present to minimise the risk of the disease spreading again – a development Spain boss Luis Enrique is not excited about.
“Playing behind closed doors is sadder than dancing with your own sister,” he said this week.
“You have to understand that football is a business – and it will help to pass the time during lockdown.”
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