Chukwueze, Etebo, Omeruo Get La Liga Resumption Date

La Liga has been given the green light from the Spanish government to resume from 8 June.

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that the Spanish second division will also resume at the same time as the top flight.

The development comes after clubs began training in social distancing conditions last week.

La Liga president Javier Tebas had earlier said a 12 June restart date was being considered although a definite date had not been set.

Spanish media reports suggest that the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will be the first La Liga game to take place since 12 March when play was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities,” said Sanchez.

“From 8 June, La Liga will be back.

“Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return.”

Tebas added: “We are very pleased with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches, CSD (National Sports Council) and agents.

“But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”