Bundesliga gets Government approval
Breaking : Bundesliga to become Europe’s first major league to resume in Mid-May. Bundesliga clear to resume without fans this month after getting green signal from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “The Bundesliga will be able to resume operation soon,” German Chancellor told reporters in Berlin following a video conference with the premiers of the country’s 16 states on Wednesday.
Germany’s government and its federal states have given the green light to start again, with the date due to be decided when the German Football League (DFL) meets for an Ordinary Assembly on Thursday. The earliest possible return date is May 15, with a May 22 start also considered.
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The league has nine match days remaining, and there is a commitment to finish the season by June 30. Fans will not be allowed into stadiums, with a ban on mass gatherings in Germany until Aug. 31. Bayern Munich lead the Bundesliga by four points.
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Whatever the date is, games are only allowed to take place if players undergo a sufficient quarantine period, in the form of training camps, before the resumption of the season. Originally that period had been 14-days, but one week may also be possible with regular testing and negative test results.
The news comes as the rate of new COVID-19 cases in Germany has dropped below 1,000 per day for the first time since mid-March.
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