The president of Spain’s La Liga says gamers could possibly be pressured to enter quarantine because the season restarts after its coronavirus-induced suspension, following reviews that Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo had breached strict well being protocol.
Barcelona stated on Thursday that Portuguese defender Semedo “did not train as per protocol established by La Liga”.
That was after reviews emerged in Spanish media that he had attended a gathering of greater than 20 folks in Castelldefels, a seashore resort simply exterior the Catalan capital, going towards the nation’s strict laws because it eases out of lockdown.
4 Sevilla gamers have been just lately photographed attending a barbecue and the incidents increase the difficulty of whether or not groups ought to go into quarantine between matches to scale back any danger of a brand new raft of coronavirus infections.
“I am aware that in all cases they have been removed at least from training and I am aware that at some clubs they have also taken disciplinary measures,” La Liga president Javier Tebas instructed worldwide media on Thursday when requested in regards to the breaches.
“But if it continues we will be forced to do something that we said we were not going to do, which is apply mandatory quarantining.
“Hopefully we do not have to do that, but when gamers preserve having barbecues and events, we should contemplate placing in quarantine insurance policies.”
Sevilla and Betis are due to face off later Thursday in the first La Liga fixture since the season was suspended in mid-March. Barcelona, who top the table by two points from Real Madrid, return to action on Saturday against Mallorca.
Spain has been one of the worst hit countries in the world during the pandemic, with over 27,000 recorded deaths.
The guidelines put in place by La Liga for matches allow only around 270 people inside venues.
All players are tested for the virus before games and will arrive wearing masks and gloves and have their temperatures checked before entering the stadium.
“It is a actually essential day, we’re in entrance of followers all around the world once more. However I shall be most glad when the competitors is accomplished,” added Tebas, who also confirmed that La Liga’s intention is for next season to start on September 12.
Meanwhile, the summer transfer window in Spain is likely to run from late July to early October.
“I consider there shall be consensus, at the least among the many massive leagues, for it to finish a couple of weeks earlier than the Champions League group part begins, which shall be in October this 12 months, and I believe it can open as soon as the home competitions are completed on the finish of July,” he stated.
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