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Spanish football suspended indefinitely

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Pin Spanish football has been suspended until further notice. AFP
Spanish football has been suspended until further notice. AFP

Spanish football suspended indefinitely

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The Spanish FA (RFEF) has announced this Monday that both La Liga and the Federation's competitions have been suspended indefinitely until the health authorities can guarantee everyone's safety. This is as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the RFEF has informed that both LaLiga's competitions (La Liga and Segunda) and their own (Segunda B and below) have been suspended indefinitely. They will not resume until the health authorities can assure that the conditions are safe for play. 

It is worth remembering that La Liga had already postponed two matchdays, but they were hoping to return. This decision means there will not be any domestic football in Spain until further notice.

League president Javier Tebas previously said he was convinced the season would be completed, while he was also hopeful all European leagues would finish by June 30, with both Euro 2020 and the 2020 Copa America pushed back to next year.

However, with Spain still in a state of emergency as the government attempts to curtail the spread of COVID-19, LaLiga and the RFEF have agreed professional football will only return when the authorities believe it poses no risk to public health.

"The RFEF and LaLiga agree 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 LaLiga 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."

Over 15,000 people have died from COVID-19, with close to 350,000 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide.

There have been more than 33,000 cases and over 2,000 deaths in Spain so far.

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