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German Bundesliga to restart this month and other stories

Bundesliga Official Website home page 6 May 2020. Image: Bundesliga HomePage

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel confirms the German Bundesliga season can restart this month

The Bundesliga (DFL) will be the first major European league to return to competition.

The players returned to training a few weeks ago, to prepare for the season to begin later this month.

Bayern Munich currently sit top of the table, four points above Borussia Dortmund – with nine matches to be played.

The DFL is expected to announce the official start date on Thursday.

All the remaining fixtures will be played behind closed doors.

Kevin Hatchard, a Bundesliga commentator, explains how Merkle came to her decision and what impact it might have across Germany:

 

The move by Germany’s soccer industry has received considerable attention in the UK.

This is because Premiership clubs are facing a critical vote on whether to end the season or play remaining matched behind closed doors in neutral stadiums.

Turkish FA confident of staging Champions League final

The head of the Turkish FA is confident his country will be able to host the Champions League final in August.

Nihat Ozdemir says Turkey will resume its league from June 12 and aims to complete the season by the end of July.

The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul is scheduled to host the final this year.

The competition remains unfinished since suspension of remaining matches on March 23rd.

The situation has been complicated following French Ligue 1’s decision to end their season.

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