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Spanish PM announces June 8 restart for football

LaLiga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June, says Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

The league's president Javier Tebas said he had hoped Spain's top flight would restart on 12 June, although La Liga is yet to confirm a restart date.

LaLiga players this week started training in groups of no more than 10.

"Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities," said Sanchez.

"From 8 June, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return."

The Spanish second division is also set to resume at the same time as the top flight, with reports in Spain suggesting the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will be the first LaLiga game to take place.

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