Players from the leading clubs in Spain have expressed concerns about returning back to training while the coronavirus or COVID-19 is still a threat, with it being understood that they are against the LaLiga’s plans to hold closed training camps.
Captains from all 42 teams in La Liga and Spanish soccer’s second division held a video meeting with the players’ association (AFE) on Tuesday to discuss conditions for returning to work.
The league in Spain has been suspended since March 10 due to the spread of the virus in Spain, with the country the second highest death toll on the continent behind Italy, at over 21,000.
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While no date has been set for a return to training or matches, both LaLiga and the Spanish federation have pledged they will try to ensure the season is completed – with the president, Javier Tebas even going on to confirm that Spanish clubs would lose around €1billion if the campaign cannot be finished.
“The players have shown their utmost concern for the situation society is experiencing at the moment and in particular about the health conditions they will find themselves in when they return to normal activity,” an AFE spokesman said as quoted by ESPN.
It will be interesting to see whether the authorities can decide on a date for a potential return considering that there has still been no cure found for current pandemic.