AFTER THE UEFA ANNOUNCEMENT
Bartomeu gathers with Setién and the squad and Barça also takes a break
Published:13/03/2020 - 14:01h
Updated:13/03/2020 - 14:02h
This Friday it has been officially confirmed that in addition to LaLiga, the Champions League is also stopped by the coronavirus. Josep Maria Bartomeu has gathered with Quique Setién and the squad and Barça have decided to take a break
The coronavirus follows leaving news around the world, and this Friday has confirmed that the UEFA also detains his tournaments. The maximum authority of the European football had saved silence because it treated to carry advance some of his commitments, but attending to the sanitary recommendations and to the measures of prevention, has decreed an indefinite stop of Champions, Europe and Youth League.
This decision has precipitated another of the FC Barcelona, that will take example and will suspend his activity immediately. The Catalans had reduced his planning to minima to avoid problems, but continued exercising of face to the clash of the next day 18 March against the Napoli, in which both had to resolve his eliminatory of eighth of final in the Camp Nou after the 1-1 registered in Saint Paolo.
The last session of training has been cancelled and has changed by a meeting in which they have participated the president, the medical services, the technical body and the staff. Josep Maria Bartomeu, beside the Dr. Jaume Padrós, president of the School of Doctors of Barcelona and boss of labour health of the Club, and of the Dr. Antoni Trilla, boss of Epidemiology of the Clínic, has informed to the players of the protocol to be followed.
In spite of that the initial intention was to keep the rhythm before some days of rest, have listened the councils of the Federation and will stop until further orders. So much the first team like the members of the filial and the Juvenile will be still in his domicile a personalised physical work and specific, supervised by the preparadores of the club. On the way to the month of April will study the possible roads to take action.
The Barcelona are slopes now of the communiqués of the distinct authorities, that will evaluate if it can restart the activity and how and when will restructure the calendar. In this sense, an important meeting will be the one who the UEFA has planted the day 17 March, in which by videoconference will gather with several responsible entities to resolve a puzle that could displace the Eurocopa to do place to the championships of clubs. LaLiga Continues stopped two weeks before analysing his new performances.
The official communiqué of the Barça on the stop
"In front of the sanitary situation and attending to the recommendations of the medical managers of the Club, the first team of football suspends all his activity until further orders
The decision has been taken after the meeting that has kept today the staff with the president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Dr. Jaume Padrós, president of the School of Doctors of Barcelona and boss of labour health of the Club, and of the Dr. Antoni Trilla, boss of Epidemiology of the Clínic
The players will be still in his domicile a personalised physical work and specific, supervised by the preparadores physical during the next days"