Bundesliga news: German league could return on May 9, but there’s still one major hurdle in the way – CBS Sports

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Bundesliga news: German league could return on May 9, but there’s still one major hurdle in the way – CBS Sports

Christian Seifert, the CEO of the German Football League (Deutsche Fußball Liga), said that Bundesliga play could return as early as May 9 of it receives the green light from the country’s decision makers. The announcement was made during a meeting held by league and club executives on Thursday.

Seifert said he didn’t know whether government officials could possibly give the green light on Thursday, but on Wednesday Germany’s health minister said that playing by May 9 was definitely possible, according to DW. It remains to be seen how quickly the league hears back from the government, but it is worth noting that a government conference is scheduled for April 30.

“The game is suspended until April 30th,” Seifert said. “We have several game plan options. However, it is not realistic to start on the first weekend in May.

“But we will be ready on May 9th — or when the signal comes …”

During the DFL meeting, plans were outlined for how to handle the coronavirus and provide a safe environment for players to play. That includes constant COVID-19 testing,
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