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Javier Tebas ‘convinced’ La Liga season will be completed

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Presentation Of ELiga Santander In Madrid Photo by Irina R. H. / AFP7 / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he is “convinced” the league season in Spain will be completed despite the competition being put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Football in Spain’s top two divisions has been suspended for the next two matchdays at least and that seems likely to be extended with the country currently on lockdown.

There is real doubt over whether football in Europe’s top leagues will be able to continue, but Tebas seems pretty confident the season will resume.

“I am convinced that we are going to end the season. We are working with other leagues to match dates,” he said.

“I have had contacts with Italy, Germany. The approach for now is to see what happens on Tuesday with Euro [2020] and then decide. The big clubs in Europe also have a hard time, not just the little ones.

“The news is to see how we finish the championship if there is no Euro because, if not, we are going to have serious problems. We must be in good health, which is the first thing, of course.

“If the competitions are suspended, everything is reviewed and the income is much lower. All team budgets will be compromised if the competition is not over, but I am convinced that it will end.”

Source | Cope

UEFA have announced they plan to met on Tuesday to discuss the future of domestic and European competitions and we may get more of an idea at that point on what happens next.

There have been reports that Euro 2020 will be postponed until next year, freeing up space for domestic leagues and the Champions League and Europa League to be completed.