The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, gave a press conference Wednesday (March 25th) following a meeting with his regional counterparts. In this interview, Mr Rubiales pointed out how difficult the situation is at this time around the world because of coronary heart disease.
? La RFEF presenta un paquete de medidas para ayudar al fútbol ante la crisis del #COVID19
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“I would like to start by sending a message of support throughout society, we are sending a message of encouragement to everyone who lives alone at home, working hard. We talk to many people, I miss my daughters, my family, too. But the only way to overcome this virus. “
And he continued:
“We all realize that football is the most insignificant right now, in the face of the global problem we have. Although we have to continue to work for football ” he added.
Currently in Spain, as in most if not all European countries, the championships have been suspended. No one can talk about dates. Only when everything is back to normal can someone talk about football.
“The Federation Hotel is available to the authorities for whatever they want: as a hospital, for sanitation … “
Health is the main concern of the Federation
Mr Rubiales explained the financial measures taken. The Federation has already made a significant amount of money and has opened an account for anyone who wants to help. To help set up a research team. The Federation, in an unprecedented line of grants, will fulfil its commitments and will be paid in the future to Class B teams. When this debt will be paid will be determined shortly. The Spanish federation is working on a plan to raise € 500m in funding to the clubs, which is something that will give them a big financial boost.
There should be no pressure on the players as they are human and their health is above all. Some have recently said that workouts can resume within 2-3 days but this cannot be done. No one can think or set dates now. Certainly, everyone wants the racing season to continue and finish, but at the moment no one can determine that.
The goal, of course, is to give the battles inside the stadiums, which should be full of people. Football players cannot play in front of empty stands. The fact is, however, that it is the crown that will decide when we will return to normal life and then watch football…
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