When all European football activity was announced to be postponed on the heels of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there had been no confirmation as to when the most watched sport would be returned to normalcy. With the rising number of cases and death toll each day, the suspensions were often met with further postponements, and some even cancelled the current season. However, the German Bundesliga is now set to become the first European top flight football league to soon resume its ongoing season, with a likely return of action on 15th May!
Germany has been one of the more successful countries to corb the contamination of COVID-19, with churches, factories, museums and saloons reopening, although, under strict regulations.
Now with an official announcement from the Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday on restoration of normalcy in the country, it is likely that the German top flight football will set itself in action in no time.
The official announcement will be headed after a confirmation from the Committee of Sports, which includes members of Germany’s parliament.
Some Bundesliga clubs were already resuming training in the past few days. However, recently three FC Cologne players tested positive, and followed by 10 more from a number of the Bundesliga’s first and second division clubs also gave positive results. A total of 36 clubs in the country are currently performing tests on their players and staffs.
The 2019/20 Bundesliga still has 9 more games in the season. The league table is currently lead by Bayern Minuch, who have secured 55 points from 25 games, four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in 2nd.
As of today, more than 166,000 people in Germany have tested positive of Coronavirus, and the death toll is at 6,993 which is comparatively lower than its neighbouring countries.