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Should Barcelona be declared champions if La Liga doesn’t come back?

At the moment games have been suspended for only two weeks but it could get worse

Barcelona V Real Sociedad Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Spanish football has been suspended for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus situation in Europe. But it could get worse. There’s no real way to know for sure whether things will improve enough in two weeks’ time, and the cancellation of the entire season remains a real possibility.

However reports in Spain says a complete cancellation of the league season is possible. La Liga and the Spanish federation will meet in about two weeks and could possibly declare the rest of the season cancelled. If that were to happen, should Barcelona be declared champions, as they are in first place? Or should there be no winner declared?

Right now the priority for the competition’s ruling bodies is to avoid either of those scenarios. Finishing out the season is possible if the European Championship and this year’s Copa América are canceled, allowing La Liga time to play postponed matches, if there aren’t too many.

Another possibility, if time is short, is to schedule play-off matches among the teams that are disputing the league title, European places, or relegation.

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