The Bundesliga restart will not be in danger even after all the squad of second-tier Dynamo Dresden was positioned underneath quarantine, the top of the German Soccer League (DFL) stated.
Dynamo have been ordered to self-isolate for 14 days on Saturday after testing uncovered two new coronavirus circumstances.
The blow got here simply days after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s authorities gave the inexperienced mild for the Bundesliga season to renew on Might 16 following a two-month absence.
However DFL boss Christian Seifert downplayed the Dynamo setback.
“It’s not a motive to name all the season into query,” he informed German broadcaster ZDF late Saturday.
“It was all the time clear to me that this might occur. We’re on the very starting of the restart.”
The Bundesliga would be the first prime European league to restart matches for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus pressured lockdown measures to be imposed throughout the continent.
Matches might be performed behind closed doorways and with a most variety of 300 folks, together with each groups, allowed at every recreation.
Within the run-up to the restart, all groups should go right into a one-week quarantine coaching camp.
There are nonetheless worries that an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league might halt the resumed season, this time for good.
Seifert stated that though he noticed no drawback proper now, additional coronavirus circumstances might throw a spanner within the works.
“It may well attain a scale the place it’s not possible anymore,” he stated. “It will rely upon how a lot time there’s left to complete the season.”
The Bundesliga season is slated to finish on June 30, he stated.
“A whole lot of participant contracts are operating out so we wish to play as many video games as doable earlier than then,” Seifert stated, including that some matches is also postponed till early July.
The quarantine implies that Dynamo, who’re backside of the second division, won’t be able to play their fixture towards Hanover subsequent weekend.
In addition to the gamers, the membership is isolating its total teaching and supervisory workers.
The German league stated on Thursday that it had recorded 10 optimistic circumstances from 1,724 exams of gamers and workers on the prime 36 golf equipment within the first wave of testing, and two extra within the second.