March 31 — Bundesliga eyeing May return The Bundesliga remains hopeful it can resume the 2019/20 season from May, as the German Football League (DFL) confirmed its suspension until at least April 30. The 36 clubs that make up the top two flights of German football approved the extension of the league break until at least the end of April as recommended by the DFL Executive Committee at a “virtual assembly” via video link. The DFL haven’t ruled out the Bundesliga returning from May, with the remaining games of the season played behind closed doors. League CEO Christian Seifert explained at a press conference on Tuesday his vision for how the season can be played out by the stated deadline of June 30. “We are developing for all 36 teams a concept for how games can be played with the least possible temporary deployment of staff, even if games have to be played without fans,” said Seifert, who also confirmed that a “medical taskforce” has been established to investigate precisely how the remaining games can be played safety. Losses for Bundesliga clubs could reach €750 million ($829 million) if the season isn’t played out, with the crisis posing an existential threat… Read full this story
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