There’s some really great news for La Liga supporters – training for players can resume by May 4.
Players, all this while, were training individually in their own homes. However, according to the Guardian, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has given the green light for teams to conduct individual training in their facilities. Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There have been several rules laid down that each club must adhere to for resuming training.
The Supreme Sports Council (CSD) called for a meeting which included La Liga officials, football federations, unions, and some club representatives (from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and more).
The decision which arose from this ‘task-force’ group is that a go-ahead was given for the four-phase plan as proposed by the government. This plan would see La Liga resume, beginning with training and ending with the season finish. The final phase will be in June, which is when the La Liga winners shall be crowned.
The plan begins with athletes stepping outside of their and training individually in their club facilities. Gradually, groups of four to eight shall be allowed to come together to train – and finally the entire team.
Training ground inspection and testing shall be carried out Monday onwards, going well into the next week. Player testing has not yet been authorised, although it was supposed to have been started by 28th April.