LaLiga President: Tough penalties for violators

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Spanish League Football (La Liga) president Javier Tebas has warned of penalties for clubs that will refuse to play in league matches if the competition resumes after the break because of the emerging epidemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Authorities, including the Spanish Association of Professional Players, have expressed concerns about the safety of players in the event of the resumption of the season’s competitions.“If a club refuses to play when the authorities allow this, it will lose its matches automatically, as was the case previously,” Tepas said in comments yesterday.

He explained that failure to complete the matches of the current season will cause a total loss of one billion euros, and the clubs will lose about three hundred million if the matches are completed behind closed doors and without fans.

Tebas expected to complete the matches of the current season after obtaining permission from the health authorities and said that the matches will be played without an audience until next December, because of the repercussions of the outbreak of the Coruna virus and the rules of preventing gatherings.

The league competition has been stalled since last March, due to the repercussions of the spread of the virus, which has killed over 33,000 people in Spain so far.

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