The Royal Spanish Football Federation has suspended all professional football activities in Spain following the Coronavirus pandemic.
With over 2000 COVID-19 cases reported across Europe, and Real Madrid City coming under lock down following the report of their basketball player testing positive to the widely spread virus, the Spanish Federation has decided to suspend all league games for at least two weeks.
Real Madrid C. F. announces that a member of our basketball first team has tested positive for coronavirus.
The recommendation of remaining in quarantine has been followed with immediate effect, with this measure applied to both the basketball and football first teams, given that the two squads share the facilities at Real Madrid City.
In addition, a decision has been made to close our training ground and it is recommended that all Real Madrid staff who work at Real Madrid City remain in quarantine.
The EuroLeague basketball match and the LaLiga football fixture scheduled for today and tomorrow will not be played.
The Spanish giants said on their website.
Laliga had initially ruled that league games scheduled for this weekend will be played behind closed doors.
But after a meeting held at noon on Thursday, a temporary suspension has been pronounced on all league games in compliance with public health measures to combat the pandemic.
LaLiga confirms suspension of the competition for Matchdays 28 and 29.
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) March 12, 2020
The Real Madrid basketballer joins Juventus’ Daniel Rugani and NBA player, Rudy Gobert in a growing list of popular sportsmen to test positive.