From the columns of the Allgemeine Zeitung website, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin praised the Bundesliga choice to restart and indicated the German model as an example for the other associations.
«It was the result of constructive dialogue and careful planning between football authorities and politicians. And I am confident that Germany will provide us all with a shining example of how we can bring football – with all its excitement, excitement and unpredictability – into our lives.
It is great news that the German authorities have agreed that the Bundesliga can come back. I find it a great and positive step to bring people back to their lives with optimism. I wish everyone involved great success. »
The Bundesliga will restart next Saturday. The Schalke 04 coach David Wagner, The Times reported, spoke of the return to the field.
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«Germany at the forefront? It is not a surprise. The Germans are always very disciplined, they always look ahead and try to find solutions quickly. All follow the rules, everything is fine, it is typically German. The whole world has its eyes on Germany and says: ‘Okay, if the Germans can do it, then we too have a chance to do it. »
«The most annoying? I’ll have to learn to coordinate with the mask,» he admitted. «So I’ll have to remove the mask before I scream and be ready to put it on immediately. It won’t be easy: maybe being able to loosen the rubber bands a little more would be useful.»
On closed doors, Nagelsmann added: «We have already done some simulations. And I am ready to do 11-on-11 preparatory games at the stadium to fully understand what it feels like without fans. The team has also organized itself in the case should face new isolation. But we are not in prison: our site is well equipped to face a forced quarantine, there is no risk of going mad «.
Meanwhile, the announcement from Germany: Bundesliga kicks off on May 16. It will end on June 27/28 – The 2019/2020 Bundesliga will officially start again on May 16.
This was explained by DFL (German Professional Ligue) CEO Christian Seifert at a press conference. «The risk of infection for players is extremely low and is not higher than in other sectors.» No race on Friday 15th (technically it is in the first half of the month, ed.), It will be a «probation» championship. The end of the season is set for June 27/28.
The official program of the Bundesliga day: Dortmund-Schalke opens. Bayern on 17th – The calendar for the first day of the Bundesliga will start on May 16th.
Below is the match schedule
May 16: Borussia Dortmund-Schalke 04, RB Leipzig-Freiburg, Hoffenheim-Herta Berlin, Fortuna Dusseldorf-Paderborn, Augsburg-Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt-Borussia Monchengladbach
May 17: Cologne-Mainz, Union Berlin-Bayern Munich, May 18: Werder Bremen-Bayer Leverkusen
Moreover Zweite Liga, the match between Hannover and Dynamo Dresden postponed – After finding two positive players at Covid-19, all Dinamo Dresden has been placed in quarantine and will not be able to play for the next 14 days.
The next match against Hannover has therefore been postponed, which was to go on stage next weekend. «It is clear that our game against Dynamo Dresden will not be played next Sunday. But the most important thing now is: we wish the players concerned good progress and a speedy recovery«, wrote Hannover 96.