Bundesliga: to return to action in May

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The German government has given the go-ahead for the Bundesliga to resume this month.

The Bundesliga is the first of the five major European domestic leagues to resume since the coronavirus pandemic halted play. The exact date for play to begin will be discussed with clubs on Thursday.

It’s set to be either May 15 of May 22.

The news came after the Committee of Sports, which consists of members of German parliament, held a meeting on to put forward its proposal to the government.

The Eredivisie made their league ‘null and void’ with no title, relegation or promotion while France’s Ligue 1 took the points-per-game method which handed PSG another trophy.

There are still nine rounds of fixtures to be played in Germany, Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen both have a game in-hand.

No spectators will be allowed inside the stadiums while players and staff will undergo regular testing to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Cologne announced that three people at the club tested positive for coronavirus – yet training will continue ahead of the Bundesliga’s return.

The German Football League (DFL) said 1,724 tests had been conducted on players and staff at the 36 first and second tier sides since last Thursday.

The DFL said the ten individuals had been isolated and that a second round of testing on all participants would take place this week as clubs build towards a return to team training.

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