Government gives the green light for the Bundesliga to restart

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the ministers of the 16 states gave the go-ahead for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 seasons to resume in May on Wednesday (6/5). No football has been played in Germany since mid-March due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) will decide exactly when the season will resume. It’s also unclear, which matchday of the season will be played first. Representatives of the 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs will take part in a video conference organised by the DFL on Thursday (7/5). The finer details of the restart will be discussed.

All remaining Bundesliga games this season will be played behind closed doors after all major events were banned until 31st August throughout Germany. Players and the backroom staff will continue to take regular coronavirus tests, which is part of the “sports medicine/special game operations task force” concept – a set-up necessary for the resumption of team training and the remainder of the fixtures.

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