Although many footballers still do not see it clearly, the possible return of First and Second Division football is approaching. Today the first tests of covid-19 have been done in clubs of First and Second. And tomorrow Wednesday will be the turn of the other teams, including the three Catalans: Barça, Espanyol and Girona.
Barça have announced that tomorrow will be “the turn of the medical examinations before starting the solo training sessions in the coming days”: “LaLiga has given the green light to carry out these tests once the inspection of this morning’s facilities has been completed. The necessary tests will be carried out this Wednesday to ensure the health of the athletes. ” If the results of the tests arrive in 48 hours, then on Friday the first Barça players could be seen training alone. Today, League Inspector Miguel Corredor visited the Joan Gamper Sports City and validated it as the setting for tests and training. Before it will be disinfected today. Espanyol, meanwhile, is confident of taking the tests between Wednesday and Thursday at the Dani Jarque Sports City.
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For now, the team that has most clearly expressed doubts about the return of the competition is Eibar. The staff and coaching staff of the Basque club have called for “guarantees” and “responsibility” for fear of contracting covid-19 playing football, an activity in which, they emphasize, they will not be able to “comply with the first recommendation of all experts, physical distancing “.
“We are afraid to start an activity in which we will not be able to comply with the first recommendation of all experts, physical distancing. We are concerned that, to do what we like best, we can infect, infect our family and friends and even all in all, to contribute to a new outbreak of the epidemic, with the terrible consequences that this would entail for the entire population “, say the Eibar players.
The Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) had taken a stand against tests and training if they did not have the support of the Ministry of Health. But once the approval is reached, they advocate that you can train if all safety requirements are met.