La Liga Suspended For 'At Least Two Weeks' Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak
La Liga has been suspended for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
La Liga and Segunda in agreement with the AFE (Players Association) have decided to suspend all matches in Spain's top two leagues to prevent the spread of the illness in the country.
LaLiga acuerda la suspensión de la competición.
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- LaLiga (@LaLiga) March 12, 2020
"Given the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established at Real Madrid and the possible positives in players from other clubs, La Liga considers that the circumstances are already in place to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID- 19. Consequently, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, agrees to suspend at least the next two rounds," the statement reads.
"Said decision will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines decreed in the affected clubs and other possible situations that may arise.
"La Liga, as organizer of the competition, has proceeded to communicate it to the RFEF, the CSD and the Clubs."
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This comes into effect immediately and includes Thursday's scheduled fixture between Real Madrid and Eibar as well as Saturday's clash between Real Mallorca and Barcelona.
Real Madrid has been put in quarantine.
A player from basketball team tested #coronavirus positive, but all sports activities are held in same training ground
- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 12, 2020
Real Madrid, who are second in the league, have been put in quarantine after a member of the club's basketball team tested positive for the virus.
As per the protocols, players will be in self isolation for the next two weeks which means their Champions League round of 16 second-leg against Manchester City is in doubt.
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