The German Bundesliga season will restart on May 15, the German football league has decided, after the government gave the green light on a return to action.
Football in Germany has been suspended since mid-March, with coronavirus having
infected over 150,000 people in the country so far.
Almost 6,300 people have died of the disease in Germany.
Bundesliga has now been given the go-ahead to restart it’s season after the
Government have observed all necessary procedures.
The government said the Bundesliga and second-tier 2. Bundesliga could re-start in
the second half of May without spectators, adding that the German football league
(DFL) would decide on the exact dates.
The league is the first of any of Europe’s major leagues to be given clearance to
resume playing, since the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Matches in Germany’s top two divisions can take place later this month, without spectators.
Two of Germany’s neighbours, the Netherlands and France, have ended their seasons.
Paris Saint-Germain have already been awarded the league champion for the third
time in a row having led second place by 12 points before the league was suspended.