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Spanish government hopeful of next season starting with fans

The Spanish government are hopeful of next season starting with fans attending games.

La Liga hopes to resume the 2019-20 campaign next month but the matches will be behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yet Irene Lozano, president of the Spanish Sports Council, is hopeful that next season could be different. She said: "We haven't ruled that out. Depending on how the epidemic progresses and how the situation progresses, we can start looking into putting a certain number of fans into the stadiums next season.

"Right now, the main goal is to be able to finish this season and it is clear that the best option now is to do it with matches behind closed doors. But we have to take into consideration that as we return to a new normality, having fans back in the stadiums can be done, as long as we follow the health and safety measures in place.

"We want to be at the forefront and export a model for this new era of safe sports. This will not be something difficult to do.

"We will find this model, which now will need to take into account a lot of safety measures and guarantees, and which will obviously have to account for having fans in the stadiums."

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