Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez confirmed Saturday that La Liga has been given the green light to resume behind closed doors from June 8.
La Liga previously said it targeted June 12 for resumption but no official date has been set yet. Multiple reports suggest the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will be the first La Liga game held.
The league has been shut down since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing players to train at home during Spain’s lockdown. Earlier this month, teams returned to training at their club facilities with players practicing individually.
The first phase of group training began this week with groups no larger than 10. The next stage will allow players to work on tactics and duplicate match situations in full training.
La Liga has 11 games left to play this season, and Barcelona leads Real Madrid by two points atop the standings.