German football ready for kick-off (behind closed doors)

BERLIN — Football matches in Germanys top two divisions will begin without spectators from May 16, making it the first major European country to announce a return to top-flight football.

The announcement by the Deutsche Fußball Liga association on Thursday follows talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of Germanys 16 federal states that included a commitment to allow the Bundesliga to resume in the second half of May with strict hygiene protocols in place.

Those in favor of a restart include the leaders of Germanys populous states of Bavaria and North-Rhine Westphalia, but critics argue such a quick restart will be a drain on testing resources.

Earlier this week, the DFL said it had tested 1,7Read More – Source

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