Coronavirus: La Liga Announce Matches To Be Played Behind Closed Doors For At Least Two Weeks

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The Spanish professional football league, La Liga, on Tuesday, March 10th announced that it has ordered the clubs in the division to play their matches without fans for at least two weeks in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The decision was taken in support with the Spanish government's sports council (CSD)'s decision that professional and non-professional sports events and competitions should take place behind closed doors.

"According to information from the High Council of sports, La Liga Santander and its second division, La Liga SmartBank matches will be played behind closed doors, starting from today and for at least the next two weeks," La Liga disclosed.

"La Liga will continue to be in permanent contact with the Ministry of Health and the CSD to follow its recommendations and decisions prioritising the health of fans, players, club employees, journalists etc. due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

"For weeks, La Liga has been working on alternative plans in coordination with UEFA in case health authorities decide to suspend any match, creating a plan to play these matches."

The league winner last season, FC Barcelona have also confirmed that its Champions League encounter against Napoli next week will be played behind closed doors, while Valencia's game with Atalanta will also go ahead behind closed doors. 

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