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La Liga Set To Return

The Spanish top flight will join the Bundesliga and the Portuguese's Primeira Liga as the first major European leagues to return to action with the 11th of June set to be the date to return after the season was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Spain is one of the hardest hit countries with over 200 000 infections and over 20 000 who have succumbed to the virus.

La Liga president, Javier Tebas said the league would like to announce the first four rounds of fixtures by the end of this week. A derby between Real Betis and Sevilla could be the first game as the season is close to resumption.

"There is a possibility that there is a game on June 11, which would be the only match that night and perhaps there will be a tribute to all the people who have died (from the virus)," said Tebas.

The president also blasted 4 Sevilla players who appeared to breach the Spanish government's rules on social gatherings. Ever Banega, Lucas Ocampos, Franco Vazquez and Luuk De Jong were pictured at a party alongside other people. The picture was posted on social media by Banega's wife.

"Players are an example to society and should be careful with their actions," Tebas said. "I call on all footballers to not act like this. We have to be very careful because a lot of people's jobs are at stake."

The players have all issued a statement to apologise for their behaviour.

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