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The day continues: LaLiga rules out suspension of matches despite COVID outbreak

Thursday started in LaLiga Santander with the news of the five positives at Atlético de Madrid, and with three new cases at FC Barcelona, ​​which already has 10 players in quarantine. At Real Madrid the situation is similar, and almost all the clubs have been suffering from the sixth wave caused by the Ómicron variant. Despite this, in LaLiga they rule out suspending the matches of the day.

According to information revealed by the media ‘Mundo Deportivo’, the First and Second Division matches scheduled for this weekend will continue their course. The league clarifies that there are enough players and chips and that the calls can be completed with the subsidiary.

All teams, even those most affected by the pandemic, have enough players from their first squad to complete the call-up based on current regulations”, Said said medium through one of its sources.

And these regulations indicate that a team will be eligible to play if it has at least 13 footballers available (between the first team and the subsidiary). One of them must be a goalkeeper. And there must be at least five players from the first team on the roster and on the pitch during the 90 minutes of the game.

That is why and based on that rule that Javier Tebas, president of The league, does not contemplate suspending the date, despite the fact that the number of positives in the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank exceeds 200.

They reduce capacity in stadiums

The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have agreed this Wednesday, within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, to reduce the capacity of football stadiums in LaLiga Santander, to a maximum of 75% and those of events in closed venues, such as basketball games, to a maximum of 50%.

This was announced by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, where she explained that it has been agreed to reduce the capacity from 100% to 75% in the First Division stadiums. and Second Division of the National Professional Soccer League.

This decision reduces to those percentages the maximum authorized spectators in the matches of the Football League, which resumes this weekend after the Christmas break, and that of basketball, which has already postponed several meetings scheduled for this week.

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