THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT OF RFEF
Luis Rubiales: "For now we are not considering playing in summer"
Published:12/03/2020 - 16:28h
Updated:12/03/2020 - 19:50h
Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, spoke about the crisis that has caused the coronavirus in Spanish and European football. The maximum president of the federation announced that on March 25 the most committed decisions will be made
Luis Rubiales, president of the Real Spanish Federation of Football, appeared in front of the media after a meeting with LaLiga and the AFE (Association of Spanish Footballers). In said meeting confirmed the suspension of the domestic championship Spanish for at least the two next weeks. The maximum mandator of the RFEF spoke on the crisis that there is right now in the football in Spain and Europe by fault of the coronavirus.
The president wanted to clear that still there is not at all decided on the permanent suspension of LaLiga and that it will be on 25 March, in another meeting, when they take decisions more permanent. "We decide it does some days that the Spanish football stopped . Regarding LaLiga of First and Second there are elements of coordination and wanted to invite and listen to LaLiga. Ojalá Can go recovered the dates. We will work in all the stages. On 25 March we will go back to evaluate the situation and will take a decision. The RFEF follows to 100% in his administrative activity. We will follow with full development", explained.
"On 25 March we will go back to evaluate the situation and will take a decision on LaLiga"
The press tried that Rubiales said something more on when will be able to contest the meetings that go to suspend , but the ex footballer did not want to alarm saying something precipitated. The mandator of the Federation insisted in that on 25 March will be when it know something more on the subject. "I think that it is important to work in all the stages. It does not be necessary to create uncertainty. On 25 March we will take more decisions. It depends of the level of difficulty will go directed the decisions", commented.
Rubiales Also announced that up to now it has not posed the possibility to play LaLiga or the rest of competitions in summer, as it has said in some means. "If have luck and everything changes to better will take decisions so that they play all the parties. For now it is true that do not stir the to play in summer. The measures will be to international level and is a very complex question", admitted.
"The measures will be to international level. For now we do not stir to play in summer"
The president wanted to defend the measures that are taking and will take to warn more contagions, since in the football there are a lot of probabilities that there are more cases. "The footballers play with an evident physical contact. They exist real irrigations. We will look for solutions when it arrive the moment. It speaks of a lot of stages: that the players are in quarantine, without public... It is a virus that is in the air and infects . All are possible bearers in the future. They will take measured in proportion", recognised.
It does not know what will happen with the Eurocopa, the Champions and the Europe League
The ex player of the Raise or of the Xerez did not dare to say what could occur with the Eurocopa in summer and manifested his worry by the current situation. "This decision no only affects to Spain. We are 55 federations members. Any decision of European competitions go through UEFA. We are not we the administration of UEFA. We have to do a reflection of tranquility. It is hard, but all the football is satisfied. We have opted by the road of the health. Of the integrity. If it arrives this moment, there will be a moment in which they can not play all the parties. We are stirring four different levels. We will have to work in how they remain the promotions and descents...", it signalled, trying keep the calm.
Finally, Rubiales affirmed that it is in contact with the president of the UEFA, but that still has not decided what will occur with the Champions League and the Europe League. "it is speaking Of an imminent decision of the inferior categories of international competitions. it is speaking And it is imminent. I am vice-president of UEFA, but corresponds them to them take the decisions. I am in contact with Ceferín, speak every day. it is working Jointly. Any decision will take from UEFA but sharing with all the countries. We go to have communications more global the next days", finalised.