Diego Martínez’s squad continues to demonstrate ambition even with survival already in their pocket. Under an impressive full moon over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada continued to defy expectations. With Granada CF having mathematical permanence in their pockets, many believed that the club would put less of an effort into their last five matches of […]
Exchanges Green Earth for easyMarkets as shirt sponsor MIAMI, Fla. — (17 June 2020) As any follower of La Liga might have observed, Real Betis Balompié began a new sponsorship this season with easyMarkets. The company replaced the environmentally-friendly cryptocurrency company Green Earth as the shirt sponsor. The three-year sponsorship agreement was entered into in August […]
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Barça will spend only a few hours in Palma and has reserved a hotel for its exclusive use. BARCELONA — (6 June 2020) A return to football requires more secure conditions and protocols to avoid contaminations that would again alter the season. For FC Barcelona, the Catalán club already followed very strict procedures when travelling; those […]
Protocols for football’s comeback MIAMI, Fla. — (13 May 2020) When the game returns and La Liga attempts to complete this season’s championships, a number of new rules made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be introduced. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, in approximately one month, football will be underway again, in the top two […]
Serie A sides can resume training on 18 May, says Italian PM Spanish sports minister dampens La Liga hopes of fast return MIAMI, Fla. — (12 May 2020) The Italian top flight edged closer to resuming behind closed doors on Monday, as the FIGC met with the CTS and in a joint communiqué declared that Italian […]
MIAMI, Fla. — (10 May 2020) La Liga’s plan to finish the championship against all odds continues. Spanish football now has a date marked in red on the calendar. It is the 12th June, the day in which La Liga intends to resume the championship. They have reportedly already advised clubs of the good news. Thus, […]
The Spanish football world is trying to get back to normalafter two months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. LaLiga president Javier Tebas has called on players to act responsibly ahead of a potential return for Spanish football as soon as June 12. Meanwhile, David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) said that […]
MIAMI, Fla. (1 May 2020) —Spain’s footballers will undergo daily coronavirus tests under a protocol for a return to training La Liga hopes to set in motion from the second week of May. The protocol for a return to training will be carried out in three stages – individual, small group and full team. From […]
MIAMI, Fla. (30 April 2020) — Life in La Liga: The Story of Spanish Club Football
MIAMI, Fla. (24 April 2020) — The Catalán sports daily El Mundo Deportivo recently featured Barcelona’s announcement concerning unilaterally cutting the salaries of the 1,800 people who work for them, players included. According to the club, it is an economic necessity. The same morning front page also talked about the club’s intentions in the transfer […]
Negotiations are proceeding on a case-by-case basis. FIFA can only recommend consensus and delegates to RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — Éste artículo también está disponible en español In Spain, in the middle of a flood of ERTE (expediente de regulación temporal de empleo – i.e. temporary layoffs) and reductions in wages, coupled with a controversy […]
Negocian caso a caso: la ley es interpretable. FIFA sólo puede recomendar consenso y delega en la RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — This story is also available in English En mitad de un goteo de ERTE y rebaja de salarios, en plena polémica entre Federación, LaLiga y AFE por el Caso Audios y mientras se oficializan y […]
MIAMI, Fla. (20-Apr-2020) — Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., better known simply as Real Sociedad, said they were cutting players’ wages by up to 20 per cent in an attempt to stabilise the club’s budget during the coronavirus crisis. “An agreement has been reached with the first team for the reduction of their wages by […]