With the resuming of the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga on May 16. The scale of the problem has been made clear by ceremonies in Dresden. After two footballers without symptoms tested positive for coronavirus, the entire team of the first team returned to lockdown.
The Bundesliga plans have not changed
Germany’s plans to end the league season have not changed, even though Dynamo Dresden has been put in a two-week lockdown, says the chief of the Football League (DFL) Christian Seifert. With the resuming of the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga on May 16, the scale of the problem has been made clear by ceremonies in Dresden. After two footballers without symptoms tested positive for coronavirus, the entire team of the first team returned to lockdown, which means that they cannot complete their planned fixtures against Hanover and Greuther Furth. “I found out about it this afternoon,” Christian told reporters. “It is just the idea that significant cases will be sent to the health department and then they will talk about appropriate measures, and we already said that we should prepare for this.
Only two games will be canceled
“I didn’t speak with any responsible person. It’s 14 days in quarantine, and then we will have to see how we will play Dynamo Dresden games next week”. Seifert said that the clubs would follow the recommendations given by medical experts. But that plans for ending the season have not changed yet. “Medical experts have followed the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute,” he explained. “And the ministers of sports also advocated that quarantine be declared in case of positive cases. We always said: local health authorities decide this”. At the moment, I wish everything went differently, of course, but it was clear that it could happen. For the second division, this means that at the moment. Two games will be canceled, but we do not change the goal, the only plan is to finish the season.
“It does not mean that 2.Bundesliga cannot continue, because so far only two games have been affected. But it is clear that Some noted that clubs that are under lockdown at different times in the case of positive tests would lead to an unequal playing field. Even if the season is not entirely passed again. The teams train together before returning to the gaming action in two weeks. But Dynamo will not be able to do this. While their opponents are left without a fixture.