The Spanish Football League, including the La Liga, has been put on hold with no further notice of return due to the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced that the professional football leagues in Spain will not be played in the country unless and until the Government confirms of no public health risks.
La Liga and the RFEF on Monday agreed to extend the suspension of 2019-20 season indefinitely as the number of cases has taken a surge in the last few days.
“The RFEF and La Liga agree on the suspension of professional soccer competitions until the competent authorities of the government of Spain and the general state administration consider that they can be resumed and this does not pose any risk to health,” an RFEF statement read.
“Both the RFEF and La Liga want to show their greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to Spaniards, and we also wish to show our sincere remembrance for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer for all families that are losing loved ones.”
All the football leagues that were initially postponed for the next two weeks was set to resume from April 3, with Real Madrid players instructed to self-quarantine themselves after one of the club’s basketball players was tested positive of the respiratory illness.
Spain is still in a “state of emergency” as the government seeking the best measures to curb the spreading of the deadly virus, as more than 2000 people have died from COVID-19 in Spain, with around 33,000 confirmed cases in Spain so far.
Looking at the current situation, other European Leagues have also put a hold on their suspension and even deciding on moving to the next summer.