Spanish League, Santander La Liga sets to resume on June 11 as he Spanish government has given green light for the return of the professional sport, meanwhile, Premier League kicks off on Wednesday, June 17 and Serie A on June 20 after COVID-19 shutdown
“Serie A’s potential return will likely follow in the footsteps of La Liga, with Spain’s top flight now hoping to resume on June 11 with the Seville derby.”
When is the La Liga Resumption Date? – La Liga will resume on June 11, as the Spanish government has given green light for the return of the professional sport – La Liga Santander and La Liga Smart Bank.
The Spanish government has given the green light for the return of professional sport – including #LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank – as of June 8th, following guidelines from the Ministry of Health.#BackToWin pic.twitter.com/OjjV61pnBf
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 23, 2020
Confirming the schedule
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, just after hearing the news sent out a message of satisfaction and acknowledged that there was still no confirmed date for the restart of the competition. “We will arrange it in the next few days and we will sit down to coordinate the details before announcing the exact date,” he said.
The idea that has been gaining ground is to finish the league the weekend of 25-26 July, to leave the month of August solely for European competitions. UEFA chief Ceferin had asked leagues to have their business tidied away by 29 July so this would be met.
A gap of 72 hours must be kept between games of the same club and this could well be achieved to allow the penultimate round of fixtures to be played 17-19 July. Teams would then have one week before playing the final game of the season, on 25 July. The remaining 11 matchdays completed in 43 days.
Time slots are another factor that we await confirmation of – considering that it will be in the Spanish summer heat – but many believe that in the more northerly regions games could be played around 18:00 while in the hotter areas kick-offs could be as late as 23:00. No doubt the additional substitutes will be welcome additions, as would water breaks.