LALIGA

LaLiga clubs free to start full training from Monday

Clubs in the top two divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after LaLiga was put on hold in March.

LaLiga clubs free to start full training from Monday
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Clubs in the top two leagues in Spain, LaLiga Santander and LaLiga Smartbank, can hold full training sessions from Monday. It will be the first time clubs have been able to resume full training since all sports activities were stopped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Clubs will begin collective training on 1 June after the government's latest health order on the easing of restrictions," LaLiga said in a statement on Saturday.

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Teams returned to individual training at the start of May before progressing to training in groups of up 10 players two weeks later and groups of 14 players from last Monday. The top flight will resume on 11 June 11 with all matches played behind closed doors. The competition resumes with Sevilla taking on Real Betis and with matches potentially to be played every day of the week until the season is concluded on 19 July.

All organised football in Spain was provisionally suspended on 12 March as the virus ravaged the country, but the rate of infection has slowed significantly. Thirty-nine people died during the last week compared with a daily death toll in the hundreds just a month ago, the health ministry said on Friday.