La Liga gets government green light to resume from June 8

Spanish soccer`s top flight division La Liga can return to action from June 8 after being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.

May 24, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz retires at 39

Aduriz, who made a total of 443 La Liga appearances for Valencia, Real Mallorca and Bilbao and scored 158 goals, made the decision after being told he needed a hip replacement.

May 21, 2020, 09:47 AM IST

Five players test positive for coronavirus: La Liga

Five players in Spain`s top two divisions have tested positive for COVID-19 since clubs began testing players and staff members last week, organising body La Liga said in a statement on Sunday.

May 11, 2020, 09:37 AM IST

Barcelona players return to training with strict coronavirus guidelines

Barca tested all their players for COVID-19 on Wednesday and captain Lionel Messi was among those seen out on the Joan Gamper training complex conducting individual dribbling and running exercises.

May 09, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

La Liga knocks down talk of June 20 restart

All organised soccer in Spain was suspended in March, along with most leagues and sporting competitions around the world due to coronavirus.

May 08, 2020, 09:22 AM IST

Spain to end women's football season due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Men`s teams in the top two divisions are returning to training this week in the hope that their seasons can resume in June.

May 07, 2020, 09:30 AM IST

League, federation to decide return of La Liga, says Spanish Prime Minister

The sports ministry approved La Liga`s plans on Thursday for clubs to test their players for the coronavirus before they return to training as the league looks to restart the season in June.

May 03, 2020, 09:36 AM IST

Spanish football clubs to start testing in preparation for return to training

Players and staff must undergo a RT-PCR test for the virus and a serology test before returning to training as part of phase one of La Liga`s protocol for a return to activity.

Apr 30, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

Australia to make Facebook, Google share revenues with media outlets

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would release in late July draft rules for the platforms to pay fair compensation for the journalistic content siphoned from news media.

Apr 20, 2020, 16:38 PM IST

Barcelona coach not convinced by plans to restart La Liga

La Liga has been on hold since March 10 although president Javier Tebas said last week that the league could start up again on either May 29, June 7 or June 28.

Apr 16, 2020, 18:11 PM IST

Real Sociedad ditch plans to resume training as Spain's coronavirus crises continues

Sociedad had announced on Saturday that players would be able to train individually at the Zubieta training ground from Tuesday after receiving a COVID-19 test.

Apr 13, 2020, 09:31 AM IST

Spain's coronavirus death toll curve flattening at last

The coronavirus death toll curve in Spain flattened further on Friday as the government discussed different strategies to start phasing out one of the world's strictest lockdowns.

Apr 10, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

Coronavirus pandemic: Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut

The club said the exact amount would "depend on the circumstances that may affect the closing of the current 2019/20 sports season.

Apr 09, 2020, 10:05 AM IST

Celta Vigo striker Fedor Smolov breaks Spain's coronavirus lockdown to return home: Report

Celta said Smolov had asked permission to return home for personal reasons but they could not grant it as La Liga did not authorise his request.

Apr 06, 2020, 09:34 AM IST

FC Barcelona seeks to cut players' salaries by 70%: Report

According to the Spanish Marca sport newspaper, the club will lose at least 100 million euros (110.7 million dollars). 

Mar 30, 2020, 20:40 PM IST

Barcelona players reject wage cut proposal amid coronavirus COVID-19 crisis: Report

Spain has declared a National Emergency to deal with the pandemic that has taken more than 4000 lives in the country.

Mar 27, 2020, 09:55 AM IST

After Italy, Spain witnesses second-highest number of coronavirus COVID-19 deaths; global toll reaches 20,499

The global toll on Wednesday night (11:30 pm IST, March 25) reached 20,499 with total confirmed cases of 4,51,355, according to the Johns Hopkins University's latest graph.

Mar 26, 2020, 00:37 AM IST

Time to be responsible and stay at home: Lionel Messi's message on coronavirus pandemic

Barcelona tennis star Lionel Messi has said that it is time for everyone to be responsible and stay at home after the Spanish football league season was suspended in the wake of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has spread all across the world and declared 'pandemic' by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Mar 15, 2020, 15:33 PM IST

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's wife tests positive for coronavirus

The condition of both the Prime Minister and his wife are assessed as 'good'. Both are now in their residence, following the health authorities' advice.

Mar 15, 2020, 07:25 AM IST

Rafael Nadal-led Spain beat Canada to clinch 6th Davis Cup title

Spain, who had been forced to dig deep to win 2-1 against Britain, defeated Canada 2-0 as Nadal defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6(7) in the Caja Magica on Sunday.

Nov 25, 2019, 09:57 AM IST