Bundesliga Season to Resume 16 May, as German Government Gives Go-ahead

  • To be played under closed doors.

The current Bundesliga season, which has been on hold since the onset of this Coronavirus pandemic, is set to make a return after the German Government gave the green light for its continuation on Wednesday.

All the 5 major European leagues have been on hold as a result of the pandemic, with the French league abruptly ending theirs last week.

Players have resumed training since last month in Germany’s top two leagues, as they hope to resume playing league games this May.

According to Wednesday’s statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the 36 clubs were to hold a conference call on Thursday to decide on when to resume.

Christian Seifert, the managing director of the German Football League (DFL) said: “Today’s decision is good news for the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga.

“It is associated with a great responsibility for the clubs and their employees to implement the medical and organisational requirements in a disciplined manner.

“Games behind closed doors are not an ideal solution for anyone. In a crisis threatening the very existence of some clubs, however, it is the only way to keep the leagues in their current form.

“On this day, I would like to thank the political decision-makers from the federal and state governments for their trust.”

And today, the meeting of the 36 clubs decided that the league season should resume May 16, that is next weekend and is to be played under closed doors

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