The Spanish top football division La Liga has been suspended and in Italy, all sporting activities have been stopped and in England, football will be played behind closed doors.

It was confirmed on Thursday that the La Liga has been suspended by the organizing body.
The decision came after Real Madrid moved to put its squad into quarantine once one of the club’s basketball players was reported to have contracted COVID-19.

A statement read: ‘Real Madrid CF announces that a player from our basketball team has tested positive after undergoing tests for coronavirus COVID-19.

‘From now, the club has followed the recommendation of placing the basketball and football teams into quarantine as the two squads share facilities at the club’s training ground.

‘We have also decided to close our training ground and recommended that all staff who work at the facility remain in quarantine.’

Real Madrid is supposed to play Eibar on Friday and following the announcement the game would be scrapped.

A La Liga statement read: ‘Given the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established at Real Madrid and the possible positives in players from other clubs, LaLiga considers that the circumstances are already in place to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID- 19.

‘Consequently, following the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, agrees to suspend at least the next two rounds of matches.

Real Madrid Champions League clash with Manchester City is in doubt due to the epidemic.

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