The Bundesliga fans must be filled with joy right now as the Germany league has been given a green light to resume its matches soon this month.
The Bundesliga had been suspended since March due to the increase in coronavirus infections within Germany, with an estimated total of 150,000 infected and closely to 6,000 so far confirmed dead due to the deadly virus.
Once the German Football League (DFL) confirms the official date for return, it would make it the first European competition to resume though it will be played behind closed doors.
According to the Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bundesliga players and staff will not have to quarantine for 14 days because of the clubs’ regular testing capacity.
“Testing is regular there, so the quarantine period is not set to 14 days,” she said.
Neighbours France and Netherlands had ended their football league seasons ever since the pandemic took hold and we’re yet to hear more of what comes next.
Bayern Munich is currently at the top of the table with four points above Borussia Dortmund. The competition has a total of 9 games left for most teams while Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen have 10 before it ends the season.
German government approves the return of Bundesliga in mid May
The Bundesliga’s General Assembly is to be held in Frankfurt today to discuss the return of the league including, the health and safety protocols that will be in place. The start date and match calendar are to be decided upon during the meeting.
The announcement was made after only 10 people were confirmed positive with coronavirus out of the 1,724 coronavirus tests carried out on players and staff.
The DFL had also warned that if the league did not resume, many top-division teams would find themselves in a very difficult financial position by June, which would gravely affect the entire sport.
Meanwhile, most of the large events within Germany have been banned until 24 October with games expected to be played behind closed doors. Though the DFL has come up with a health and safety plan that would see only about 300 people or near the pitch during matches, to minimise the risk of infection.
Also read: 2019-20 Premier League Season Could Return by Late July
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