SPORTS

Spain considering reopening soccer stadiums to public before July 19

Health authorities say they are evaluating the risk of allowing open matches once all regions have passed into Phase 3 of the coronavirus deescalation plan

CRIME

‘Sextortion’ ring that blackmailed men seeking prostitutes may have claimed 4,000 victims

According to court documents, the criminals threatened to expose individuals across Spain for having contacted sex workers if they refused to pay out large sums of money

CORRUPTION IN SPORT

Spanish match-rigging network fixed soccer game in Italy’s Serie A league

Police investigation finds that alleged ringleader Carlos Aranda bet and won on a game that had been pre-arranged, while wiretaps reveal that the former soccer player gave instructions to a partner on how to do a deal with one of the teams

SPORTS

Spain to host controversial Copa Libertadores final between River and Boca

The match was suspended twice in Argentina after fans turned violent and injured rival players

SPORTS

Spain offers Morocco joint bid with Portugal for 2030 FIFA World Cup

PM Pedro Sánchez made the offer on a state visit to Rabat, where authorities were reportedly sympathetic to the plan

SPORT

Spanish prime minister urged to bid to host 2030 World Cup

At meeting today with the presidents of FIFA and the Spanish Football Federation, Pedro Sánchez was also encouraged to consider hosting the 2028 European Championship