BERLIN-German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed on Wednesday that the Bundesliga will be able to resume this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Merkel announced a relaxation of a number of restrictions after meeting with the country’s 16 federal governors. Calls to loosen the measures had increased in recent days as there was a decline in daily contagion in the country.
It can be played in Germany’s top two football divisions without an audience, and meeting a number of requirements to prevent another outbreak.
Players will have to undergo testing and teams must be quarantined before resuming matches.
At best, the tournament will restart on May 16. The German league will hold a virtual assembly on Thursday with the 26 clubs of the two main divisions.
The Bundesliga was interrupted on 13 March and has nine dates left to play. Clubs have committed to completing the season by the end of June.