The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all the football leagues around the world to be postponed. It’s been almost a month since we have last seen a football match. The COVID-19 outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 60,000 people worldwide and more than a million people are affected by this virus.
The Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga has been suspended at least till 30th April. Germany has been able to successfully to contain the pandemic to some extent. So the talks of resuming the football leagues have started.
Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert confirmed that there are plans to restart in May. But probably the matches will be held in empty stadiums.
Seifert told the New York Times: “We are part of the culture in the country, people long to get back a short piece of normal life, and that could mean the Bundesliga plays again. This is why we have to play our role here, and that means to support the government and to talk with the government about when we will be able to play again.”
Some German clubs are desperate to return to action as the pause in the league has meant TV payments from domestic broadcaster Sky have stopped. They are facing difficulties to pay their employees.
Many 2. Bundesliga sides ‘are very much in danger to file for bankruptcy’. Therefore, cancelling the 2019-2020 season is not considered as a realistic option.
Seifert added: “For the moment we are all fighting to survive. We are in very constructive talks with all our partners no matter if it’s pay TV or free TV.”
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