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La Liga chief drops hint over Premier League return date

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes that European domestic competitions could return to action by the end of May.

The Premier League announced on Friday that the season was indefinitely suspended until further notice amid the outbreak of coronavirus around the world.

The FA have relaxed a rule stating that the competition has to be finished by June 1 in order to complete the season.

And Tebas, who has also revealed that failure to complete the season could end up costing their clubs €1bn in lost TV money, gate receipts and sponsorship, believes games could start again on May 28, in early June or at the end of that month.

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“If we don’t resume, the economic impact on Spanish clubs, including money from European competitions, would be worth around €1bn,” Tebas told the media, as reported by ESPN.

“That figure is not just based on league revenue, but also includes money teams won’t get from Champions League revenue.

“The losses will be €300 million if games are played behind closed doors and then €150m if we resume with fans because of the damage that has already been caused.”

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Before adding: “The current scenarios being discussed are to restart the Spanish league on May 28, June 6 or even up until June 28.

“But we will have to see what happens in April. And it’s not just about Spain, but what happens elsewhere.

Coronavirus is having an impact across sport in Europe, with football league schedules suspended in several countries, including in England, Spain and Italy. But what happens next?

  – The Champions League and Europa League have been suspended, and UEFA have released a statement on what could happen next.

  – The Premier League clubs have also made a decision, with no professional football to be played in England until April 30 at least.

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