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We will finish the season with stadiums full

We will finish the season with stadiums full

Pedro Proenca, president of La Liga Portugal, points to “things going back to normal” in the new football season

The president of Liga Portugal (LPFP), Pedro Proença, has announced the start of the 2021/22 season, with the start of the League Cup, considering that it will be a turning point in the way, after the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

“The new season of the Allianz Cup has begun. The competition is in its 15th edition and is increasingly lively and vibrant. Today, we are also celebrating the start of what we know will be the season that will mark the return of professional football to normal,” the coach launched via Facebook.

He added: “The recovery we know is gradual and we will start our tournaments – Liga Portugal Bwin and Liga Portugal 2 – with restrictions, but with the firm conviction that we will finish the season with stadiums full. This is undoubtedly our ambition.”

According to Pedro Proenca, “Football only makes sense with the fans”, confirming the efforts of the Association of Clubs to get the fans back to the stadiums.

He stressed that “above all, for this reason, we are striving hard to get them back to where they belong. We know that this day is getting closer and closer.”

The Maritime and Nacional will be able to receive supporters up to 50% of their sports stadium capacity by submitting a negative test for covid-19, according to a standard published by the Regional Directorate of Health (DRS) in Madeira.

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Public access is limited to 50% of each stadium capacity, and spectator admission to mandatory viewing is subject to a rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to the start of each sporting event. In the normative circular published by the regional authority this Wednesday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,139,040 deaths worldwide, among more than 192.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the latest report from Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since the beginning of the epidemic, in March 2020, 17,264 people died and 947,038 cases were recorded, according to the Directorate General of Health.