Football League: season start without Bayern?

For the first Time in almost 20 years, the new League could open the season without the reigning champion. Due to the in August, the scheduled Final tournaments

Football League: season start without Bayern?

For the first Time in almost 20 years, the new League could open the season without the reigning champion. Due to the in August, the scheduled Final tournaments of the European Cup, the German football League is working with the club to "a way," said DFL managing Director Christian Seifert. Thus the players should not be unduly burdened. A start to the season in mid-September without the FC Bayern, playing in Portugal to the title in the Champions League, did not rule out the 51-Year-old in an Interview with the "world" (Wednesday).

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test "In these times, a certain degree of flexibility is required, this applies to associations as well as for clubs," said Seifert. This could result "in extraordinary times, even to exceptionally unusual decisions". The Final-8 of the king class will be held from 12. up to the 23. August, in Lisbon, in the Europa League, in North Rhine-Westphalia from 10. 21. August played. For the new season, it was "certainly so, that we are either the 11. or the 18. September for the Bundesliga Start have provided,“ said Seifert.

The game time will not be opened since 2002, traditionally in the stadium of the champion of the preseason, it is a mandatory requirement. Bayern have won ten of their twelve games and lost none.

Whether with or without the master - that time spectators are allowed in the stadiums, stay in the destination, said Seifert. Up to the 31. October are banned in Germany, however, large-scale events for which there is no concept of Hygiene is present and in which an address-side tracking of visitors is not possible. "It is therefore in the remit of the DFL, to develop a framework, as an overarching concept of Hygiene can look like," said Seifert. "At the end of the policy, and the local authorities to decide."

Immense challenges

The club would then have to insert the location-specific content. "There can be no solution of the rod, because a stadium can be located in a Region with a more or less New infections and mask mandatory and another not," said Seifert. "Whether that's to mid-September is possible, depends on many factors."

Even more complicated, the implementation seems to be of profound change following the crisis, the many clubs, their existence had trepidation. "The challenges in European football will be immense," said Seifert. "To name just a few points in the summer, may in large Parts of a collapsing transfer market rates, under certain circumstances, lack of payments, open transfer, more difficult conditions for sponsorship, as well as a not foreseeable time, when the stadiums are filled."

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 06:19

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