La Liga has announced that the league has been suspended for two weeks following the coronavirus outbreak.

 

At an emergency meeting between The RFEF (The Royal Spanish Football Federation), La Liga officials and AFA (the Association of Spanish Footballers) on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, it was decided that the measure would be taken in other to stop the spread of coronavirus.

 

The decision was taken just after Real Madrid’s football players were placed in quarantine after a member of the Spanish club’s basketball team, who they share a training ground with, tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

A La Liga statement read: “La Liga has decided given the circumstances that have come to light this morning, such as the quarantine put in place at Real Madrid and possible positive cases at other clubs, to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19,”

 

“It has been agreed that the competition will be suspended for the next two matchdays.

 

“Said decision will be re-evaluated after the completion of the quarantines undertaken in the affected clubs and in other possible situations that may arise.”