La Liga players can train from May 4 after coronavirus break

Prime minister Pedro Sanchez says that Spanish professional sportspeople can return

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Spain’s football players and other professional sportspeople can train from May 4 on an individual basis, prime minister Pedro Sanchez said.

"Professional sportspeople will be able to train individually from May 4," said the country’s chief.

"In the sporting context, the opening of high-performance centres with hygiene measures and increased protection is being considered as well as 'half' training in professional leagues.”

There will be various phases of the plan for the country to return to some semblance of normality after over six weeks of lockdown.

Ligue 1 in France said they would not be completing the season but in Spain the goal is for something different.

"I do not understand why there would more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line, being on a fishing boat on the high seas, etc,” said La Liga chief Javier Tebas.

“If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football.

“In other countries teams are already training, that’s the example to follow. In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others. We continue to focus on this reactivation, in a responsible manner and adhering to health recommendations, as soon as possible."


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