German Football League CEO: Ghost games are "the only chance of survival"

17 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Though the Bundesliga has been postponed until 3rd April, the DFL does not expect to be able to resume play by then.

Without the broadcasting and commercial revenue obtained by playing games, football clubs would cease to exist, according to Christian Seifert, chief executive of the German Football League (DFL).

Though the Bundesliga has been postponed until 3rd April, the DFL does not expect to be able to resume play by then.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Finishing the season, even without spectators, is crucial for the survival of clubs in the Bundesliga, according to the chief executive of the German Football League (DFL), Christian Seifert, speaking at an emergency general assembly. 

The constantly evolving coronavirus situation has left sporting bodies under an umbrella of uncertainty with regards to completing pre-planned events, making it hard to gauge the financial impact of what is increasingly becoming an economic crisis as well as a health crisis. 

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