No special treatment for football as German FA awaits authorities' approval to reconvene

20 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images "We guarantee that the resumption of play, initially without fans in the stadiums, will not be at the expense of the health system. There is no test capacity for athletes that should be missing elsewhere," said the president of the German Football Association (DFB), Fritz Keller.

German Football Association president says the campaign will not continue at the expense of the healthcare system.

It needs to be discussed whether stricter financial requirements should be imposed on clubs, according to Frankfurt's sports director.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Football should not claim a "special role" in considering when it is safe to resume the season, according to the president of the German Football Association (DFB), Fritz Keller, and its resumption should not be at the expense of the healthcare system. 

The German government has prohibited all larger events until 31st August, likely meaning the Bundesliga will not welcome spectators before September - if it resumes at all before the end of the ban. 

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