La Liga has announced that professional football in Spain will remain suspended for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Spain’s top-flight football was originally called to a halt on March 12 for at least two matchdays. It was believed that the league will be resumed soon and played behind closed doors.
But the idea was discarded following the drastic escalation of the coronavirus situation in the country. Recent reports claim that there have been as many as 30,000 confirmed cases and nearly 2000 deaths.
Spain is set to remain in lockdown until at least April 11. This makes it impossible for football to be resumed any time soon.
In the light of the situation, RFEF and La Liga held a meeting on Monday and decided to suspend top-flight football indefinitely. The authorities will await confirmation from the government before deciding when it is safe for the league to be resumed.
A part of the official statement on La Liga’s official website read: “The Monitoring Commission established by the current RFEF-LaLiga Coordination Agreement AGREES the suspension of professional football competitions until the authorities of the Government of Spain and the General Administration of the State consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.”