The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), La Liga and the Spanish Sports Council (CSD) have reached an agreement for the future of Spanish football in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the CSD announced on Sunday.
Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, Luis Ribales, president of RFEF, and Irene Lozano, president of CSD, held an eight-hour meeting in Madrid on Saturday and agreed on certain points. The CSD did not announce anything in detail. This meeting came after a protocol sent to clubs by La Liga concerning a possible resumption of training.
In order for Spanish football to resume, the three parties should agree on the schedule and conditions for recovery. La Liga and RFEF have long had opposing views on this subject. “Saturday, a meeting takes place at the Viana Palace between the CSD, the RFEF and La Liga in order to take charge of the situation that the Covid-19 crisis has caused on Spanish football and sport“said the CSD.
“The participants – Irene Lozano, Luis Rubiales and Javier Tebas – chatted for eight hours in an open, honest and constructive manner. An agreement has been reached and covers the main aspects that affect Spanish football in the context of the health crisis. The CSD wants to thank La Liga and the RFEF for their generosity and willingness to reach agreements and to continue working in the short, medium and long term to build the future of Spanish football after the pandemic“.
More than 20,000 people have died in Spain from coronavirus. The country is currently in containment and the Spanish championship is suspended until further notice.