Barcelona football club has ordered all players to return to training at the Club’s facility in case the La Liga 2020 season will resume. However, the club announced that all players will undergo coronavirus testing before being allowed to train at the club’s facility.
The club issued a statement saying, “The football first team will be back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday for the relevant medical tests ahead of starting training individually in the coming days, La Liga has given the go-ahead for the tests to be carried out after the club facilities are inspected on Tuesday. On Wednesday the medicals will be carried out to guarantee the players’ health.”
Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga said “This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us. The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love,”
“People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga. Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 2019-20 season this summer,” he added
According to reports, Spain’s minister of health and the president of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, are in support of football activities resuming after the coronavirus forced all sports to be suspended in Spain.
“We hope that football will soon be back, La Liga and the [Royal Spanish Football] Federation will decide that, but they already have our permission to begin individual training in team sports,” Sanchez explained in Saturday’s press conference.