La Liga

Technology • Games
Spain's La Liga to be exclusive on FIFA franchise until 2030
FIFA 20 screenshot
FIFA 20 screenshot Credit: Electronic Arts

La Liga will be exclusive to the FIFA game franchise until 2030, Electronic Arts announced it today. The new 10-year agreement is the longest renewal in the partnership between Electronica Arts and La Liga.

The announcement also includes a commitment to grow fandom and esports participation through LaLiga’s official esports competition, eLaLiga Santander.

Sports • Soccer
Spain: Fan sneaks into stadium as La Liga restarts
Camp Nou
Camp Nou Credit: Érico Andrei (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The first match for Barcelona after the Corona-19 break started with a gap in the security concept. Despite stricter regulations and ghost games, a fan managed to gain unauthorized access to the stadium and enter the field. Security forces only came in after a short time and led the "streaker" away.

Sports • Soccer
Real Madrid's Marcelo takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter movement
Marcelo support for the Black Lives Matter movement
Marcelo support for the Black Lives Matter movement Credit: Twitter Reproduction

In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Marcelo took a knee and raised his right fist after scoring for Real Madrid in their 3-1 win against Eibar.

Sports • Soccer
Spanish football kicks off this Thursday
LaLiga Logo
LaLiga Logo Credit: La Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional

La Liga is back with 110 games packed in 35 days, with fans looking up to the return from injury of Suarez and Hazard.

The first matchday following the break will also be featuring the much anticipated local derby of Sevilla FC vs Real Betis.

Sports • Soccer
La Liga to resume on June 11
Camp-Nou, Barcelonaa
Camp-Nou, Barcelonaa Credit: Michael Lee

Spain's La Liga will resume on June 11, three months after its suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, announced the league's president Javier Tebas.

Tebas also informed that the 2020-21 season would start on September 12.

Last Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gave permission for the country's top two divisions to resume from June 8.

Sports • Soccer
Spanish prime minister grants La Liga permit to restart in June

After being suspended in March because of the coronavirus the Spanish La Liga has been allowed to continue playing from June on. The league organizers will confirm an exact date for the restart as 11 rounds of games still need to be played in the current season. The president of La Liga Javier Tebas has tweetet that "We are very happy with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches".