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THE FEAR OF JAVIER TEBAS

If LaLiga is permanently suspended, the clubs will lose 678 million

Published:13/03/2020 - 07:45h

Updated:13/03/2020 - 07:45h

Javier Tebas tried to avoid the stop of LaLiga, but finally heeded the requests of the RFEF and the AFE. If the championship is permanently suspended due to the coronavirus, the clubs will lose 678 million euros

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The coronavirus follows looming to the world of the sport, that this Thursday decided in his majority bet by a temporary stop. One of which saw forced to rectify was the football, that opted of start for contesting several clashes to enclosed door but by recommendation of the authorities finish giving some weeks of margin. In Spain, and in other a lot of countries of Europe, are now on holiday forzosas.

Several sources indicate that LaLiga is concerned by a possible definite suspension, that would cost to the clubs 678,4 million euros in income. This is the total total that would leave to perceive the groups of First and Second Division, that would remain without 549 millions by the rights of television, 88 'kilos' more by the abonos corresponding to his partners and other 41,4 relative to the estimate of the taquillas.

It is thus that Javier Thebes wished to avoid at all costs that it detained the championship, although finally it accessed to this after the meeting with the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) and the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE). The governmental restrictions, the conjoint pressure of the union and the federative body and a positive in the Real Madrid precipitated the most coherent decision in these delicate circumstances.

The possibility to finish the campaign to enclosed door had reduced the losses notably, although this is a road that still is for exploring. Waiting for a new evaluation when they pass two weeks, the managers of the competition already know that 'delete' to the public would translate in a 'hole' of 117 millions for First (38,8 millions by taquillas and 78,1 by abonos) and 12,5 for Second (2,6 and 9,9).

Definitely, the greater negative impact would produce by the television rights, a source of vital income for the Spanish teams. In spite of having embolsado already a good part of the total, the ones of First would see as 'disappear' 435 million euros that subtract of a global of 1.664 and the ones of Second 48 of a forecast that reaches the 185. Almost a third would remain cancelled in front of the impossibility to play.

The Commission of Follow-up poses several options

As they informed the autoridaes mentioned, exists a Commission of Follow-up that analyses the novelties on the situation and that will value the resumption of LaLiga. The absolute priority is to look after the health and security of the citizenship, and in the measure of the possible, preserve the whole of the days of First and Second Division. In function of how advance the events and of the effectiveness of the measures that have set up it will be necessary to go back to gather and decide if it can give back the football to Spain.

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