The World Anti‑Doping Agency has described the lack of drug testing in Spanish football during the last 11 months as "alarming" and "deeply disappointing".
The National Anti-Doping Organization of Spain (AEPSAD) was declared non-compliant in March 2016, since when no Wada-compliant testing has been conducted across the country's various football levels, including La Liga, the top-flight.
Barcelona (AFP) Spanish giants Barcelona announced a 10-year deal for legendary former player Ronaldinho to act as an ambassador for the club on Thursday.
The Brazilian, who won the World Player of the Year twice as well as two La Liga titles and the 2005/06 Champions League with Barca in five years at the Camp Nou, has not played since a short spell at Fluminense came to an end in September 2015.
Madrid (AFP) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique stressed his desire for Spanish football to embrace video technology in crucial refereeing decisions on Wednesday, whilst league chiefs expect trials to take place from next season.
Barca were denied a clear goal in Sunday's controversial 1-1 draw at Real Betis when referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez failed to see the ball had crossed the Betis goal line and was unaided as, unlike Europe's other major leagues, La Liga doesn't have goal line technology.