Spain Suspends La Liga Indefinitely Over Coronavirus


All football in Spain, including La Liga, has been suspended indefinitely as the country grapples with the spread of COVID-19.

This was announced in a statement issues by the monitoring commission established by the Royal Spanish Football Federation and La Liga.

The statement added; “Both the RFEF and La Liga wish to express our greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to the Spanish people, and also share our condolences for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer to the many families that are losing loved ones.”

The Spanish top flight had been initially postponed in March for two weeks after the whole of Real Madrid’s first team went into quarantine following the infection of the club’s basketball player. 

On Sunday, the Spanish government sought to extend the state of emergency declared earlier in March until April 11.

Spain has 33,089 cases of coronavirus as of Monday, up from 28,572 cases the day before while death toll has reached 2,182.