The Bundesliga will remain silent in April. The German Football Association and the clubs have concluded that it is impossible to play until April 30 because of the outbreak of the corona virus.
It is now being investigated whether it is possible to schedule ‘Geisterspiele’, matches without an audience, from May. Also the 2. Bundesliga will not resume in April, but according to the DFL, options for the period are still on the table. “We are developing concepts for all 36 stadiums that allow us to play without spectators and with the least amount of staff,” said DFL director Christian Seifert.
“The goal is still to finish the competition before June 30. Since there are nine rounds left, we have to start early. We have to be creative,” said Seifert. “Businesses need a restart. So is football, and plans are needed for that. I’m sure many people would be happy with the return of the Bundesliga. A little distraction would do very well.”
In the Netherlands, the Eredivisie will stand still until April 6. The new measures announced by the government on Tuesday evening are expected to cause a longer Eredivisie stop.