Spain has suffered more than 27,000 coronavirus deaths and as the season resumes, the LaLiga teams will pay their respects. Spain’s football will remember victims of the coronavirus pandemic in the 2019-20 season with a minute’s silence before every match that remains.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga announced on Sunday that teams would pause from LaLiga down to the amateur level for a moment of reflection before games.
Football is set to resume in Spain in the coming week following a three-month interruption, with LaLiga back on Thursday with the home derby against Real Betis in Seville.
The Barcelona leaders resume at Real Mallorca on Saturday, while the second-placed Real Madrid faces Eibar at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The first competitive game of the resumption will be a second-tier battle between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete on Wednesday when the teams contest the second 45 minutes of a game that was left out in December.
A joint RFEF and LaLiga statement read: “The RFEF and LaLiga have announced that a minute of silence will be held before all matches in memory of those who died of COVID-19 in all professional and non-professional competitions upon the return of football.”
Both organizations have agreed during this season to pay a sincere tribute to all those who left us as a result of the pandemic, as well as their families.
“That is why from this very Wednesday, in the resumption of Rayo Vallecano-Albacete as in the rest of the matches between LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank [Segunda Division], as well as in the promotional play-offs for LaLiga Santander and Segunda B, the football world will honor the deceased with 60 seconds of mourning before the start of the matches.”
Spain has sustained more than 27,000 deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of March.