La Liga confirms clubs training return as matches restart June

first_imgLa Liga have confirmed that clubs are returning to training this week, with matches planned to return in June and the 2019/20 campaign to be completed this summer. Loading… Read Also: Eight years on, FIFA, NFF, Eagles celebrate late Rashidi Yekini Phase 0: basic training for professional athletes Phase 1: medium training and opening of high-performance centres Phase 2: authorisation of outdoor activities with less than 400 attendees Phase 3: return to the ‘new standard’, with no specific references to sport. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The nation has been in a state of emergency since 13 March but last week, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez clarified plans to ease the nation back into some sense of normality as coronavirus cases begin to reduce. La Liga hopes to resume the 2019-20 season at the start of next month, with 11 rounds of games still to be played to conclude the league. “LaLiga clubs return to training this week following the approval by the Ministry of Health of the return to sports training,” read a league statement. “In accordance with the Return to Training Protocol that LaLiga has developed with medical experts, individual training of professional players from LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank (Spain’s second tier) is starting, once clubs have carried out medical tests.” As outlined by Goal, players can return to individual training session on 4 May with a de-escalation plan that will have four phases, each lasting a minimum of two weeks, and that should lead to some form of normality by the end of June – ‘gradually and asymmetrically’.Advertisement Promoted ContentThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Most Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Clarke hopes Odemwingie saga peters out

first_img Press Association Odemwingie replaced two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku who took his goal tally to 12 goals – all in the Barclays Premier League – this season. The 31-year-old received a mixed reception with boos intermingling with the applause that greeted Lukaku’s exit from the action. Clarke, when asked about the response of the Baggies fans to the Nigeria international, said: “I never noticed it as I was too nervous about throwing away a two-goal lead. But with his first touch he had a shot that went just wide. He got good applause for that, and I think the supporters would have been happy to see that go in.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke hopes a line can be drawn under the Peter Odemwingie saga after the striker made his comeback as a late substitute in the 2-1 home success over Sunderland.center_img He added: “The Odemwingie thing meant I could never affect what the supporters are going to do. He’s part of my squad and we’re going to use him. “He was always going to come back in at some stage. For me it’s finished, the incident happened but that seems like a long time ago now. We have to move on and so should everyone else.” Clarke hailed another man-of-the-match performance from Lukaku, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and charged down a clearance from Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his second. Clarke said: “Lukaku is in a really rich vein of form. You could see that with his second goal, when you’re playing that well you get a little bit of luck. Physically, he’s a great specimen, but he has quick feet for a big man. It’s been good for us, good for Rom, and probably good for Chelsea as well.” Lukaku insists he can cope with the pressure of being an £18million player – his fee when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. He said: “I don’t feel pressure. People ask ‘why did he cost that much’ but that’s just football. Wayne Rooney got bought for more than me and in the first year at Manchester United, he didn’t have an easy year. “I am reading his book at the moment. I am a very big fan of his book. It is very good for a player my age because he went to a big club at the same age as me and I can learn from that.” last_img read more