La Liga: No limited return of the public to the stadiums after resumption

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The resumption of the Spanish championship will take place behind closed doors. Limited public return to Spanish stadiums will not be allowed, at least until all regions of the country are unconfined, the Spanish government has announced.

Much anticipated, the return of La Liga will be under conditions, and the closed-door seems to be one of them. “In my opinion, you have to guarantee fairness in competition. It is not possible that we play one way in one stadium, and another way in another, “said Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa on Tuesday.

“The playing conditions must be the same in all stadiums,” he said, not closing the door on the return of a limited number of supporters later in the season at the end of the state. ’emergency.

“It will be the Higher Sports Council (CSD, equivalent to the Ministry of Sports), after having discussed with the organizers (La Liga), with the Ministry of Health and with the regions, which will have to take a decision on this subject, and it could vary depending on the evolution of the epidemic ”

A total of 270 people, including players, staff, doctors, security personnel, media, and technicians, will be allowed into the stadium for the matches.

The visiting team will arrive in two buses to maintain social distance, while members of the local team are encouraged to board their vehicles.

Thursday marks the return of La Liga after a 93-day hiatus. The remaining 11 game rounds will be contested over the next five weeks, as rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid vie for the La Liga crown.

The league will begin Friday with the derby between Seville and Real Betis. Barça, who lead by two points, return to action in an away match with Real Mallorca on June 13, while Madrid welcome Eibar the next day.