Bundesliga (Germany) – now it’s official, the german soccer league reopen on the 16th May
The announcement of the president for the German Soccer League – Christian Seifert
Now it’s official: the Bundesliga will be back on the field on May 16th. This was announced by the president of the German Football League after the ok received yesterday by Chancellor Angela Merkel. “However, easing the restrictive measures doesn’t have to mean that the coronavirus is no longer taken seriously,” said President Christian Seifert. “We need discipline and respect for the rules,” he added. In addition to the “personal responsibility of each“, Seifert urged “the disciplined implementation” of the regulations in force to continue to contain the spread of the virus. The end of the season is set for June 27/28.
“However, easing the restrictive measures doesn’t have to mean that the coronavirus is no longer taken seriously,”President Christian Seifert
During the DFL press conference, there was also space for other issues: Seifert explained that the matches will all be played behind closed doors and that “it is not yet clear whether or not there will be the five substitutions” given that for FIFA “it is a decision still to be made“.
On the free-to-air TV races he said that “there are constructive and valid discussions with the media partners but special and appropriate measures may be taken for the situation“. Seifert also spoke of the quarantine: “The seven-day period quarantine and not the fourteen-day period is justified and agreed with the German health system, which made it possible to restart with the games“.
The seven-day period and not the fourteen-day period is justified and agreed with the German health system, which made it possible to restart with the gamesPresident Christian Seifert
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- 15:30 – Borussia Dortmund-Schalke 04
- 15:30 – RB Lipsia-Friburgo
- 15:30 – Hoffenheim-Herta Berlino
- 15:30 – Fortuna Dusseldorf-Paderborn
- 15:30 – Augsburg-Wolfsburg
- 18:30 – Eintracht Francoforte-Borussia Monchengladbach
- 20:30 – Werder Brema-Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA agrees with the announcement
UEFA President Ceferin welcomed the official news of the resumption of the Bundesliga: “What the German authorities have agreed on for the return of the Bundesliga is great news. It is a gigantic and positive step to restore optimism in the lives of people. It is the result of constructive dialogue and careful planning between the football and political authorities and I am confident that Germany will be a shining example for all of us on how to bring football – its emotions and unpredictability – back to our lives. I wish every success to everyone involved. “