German football, attentive to the context in its desire to include the public in the stadiums


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German football, attentive to the context in its desire to include the public in the stadiums

From the governing body of professional sport they assure that the amount of contagions in the country will be evaluated and, later, it will advance in stages so that the spectators return to the stands.

The German Football League (DFL) aims to establish strict guidelines in order to encourage the return of spectators to the stadiums starting next season, which will begin in mid-September.

Likewise, the 36 professional clubs (between the Bundesliga and the Second Division) are aware of the current growing number of people diagnosed with coronavirus, so it is not ruled out that the doors of the venues may continue to be closed.

“The priority in Germany right now is not complete (people’s) stadiums, but people’s health,” said DFL managing director, Christian Seifert, after a virtual meeting with the representatives of the teams.

“When and how many spectators can return to the stadiums is not a decision of the DFL. We do not expect anything and we do not ask for anything, but we prepare for it,” said the leader.

In this way, it will be the policy that decides if it will be possible to play again in front of the public in the stands in about 40 days; The idea being considered is that the German Cup, which will start from 9/11, be with the public. But days later, the Bundesliga does it. In this context, the health ministers of the federal states want to discuss this issue next Monday.

Along these lines, Seifert stated: “Professional football can only return to normalcy in stages. We will have to recover normality in small steps, not go from 0 to 100.”

Photo: Sebastian Widmann / Bongarts / Getty Images


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