In a virtual conference promoted by the sports newspaper Marca, Tebas also spoke about the current season, which is expected to restart on June 11, saying that he hopes that the cities of “Madrid and Barcelona will pass to phase 2” of the deflation, due to the pandemic of the covid-19 .
“We have more than 130 people at‘ La Liga ’working so that everything can happen, in a new way. We are prepared ”, said the leader.
Regarding the next season, Javier Tebas believes that it is possible to return to normality, under pain of an economic crisis.
“It is important that the disaster of the pandemic does not create an economic disaster afterwards. […] Industry is very important, we generate 1.37% of GDP, more than 185,000 direct jobs ”, exemplified Tebas.
The official added that, at the very least, the clubs lost 700 million euros, and that he hopes that 2021 does not mean “a before and an after”.
After the declaration of a pandemic, on March 11, sports competitions of almost all modalities were played without public, postponed – Olympic Games Tokyo2020, Euro2020 and Copa America -, suspended, in the cases of national championships and international events, or even canceled .
The football championships in France, Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands have been canceled, while other countries are preparing to return to the competition, with strong restrictions, as is the case in England, Italy, Spain and Portugal, which has the restart of the I League scheduled for June 3rd. The German League was resumed on May 16.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 357,000 deaths and infected more than 5.7 million people in 196 countries and territories. More than 2.2 million patients were considered cured.
Spain is one of the countries most affected by the new coronavirus, accounting for 27,119 deaths in almost 238,000 cases of infection.
RPM // AMG
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