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DFL general meeting postponed until April 23rd - Bundesliga fate will be decided then

We will have to wait a little longer to hear what the outcome of the Bundesliga season will be.

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Since the coronavirus ravaged world football, taking all major European leagues down with it, football federations have been contemplating how, when and where to finish the remaining matches in their seasons. The Bundesliga is no different, and the DFl hopes to be able to re-commence some time in May. There was a general meeting to decide how the BL would finish scheduled for April 17th. However, this has been re-scheduled until April 23rd. The purpose of this development is to allow clubs and the DFL the time to prepare for decisions and make sure the correct ones are made.

At this point, It appears that there is a strong preference to move on with the season as soon as possible. This is because many 2.Bundesliga and even a handful of clubs in the top tier face bankruptcy and severe financial difficulties after growing dependent on TV revenue. The Bundesliga alone would miss out on €750M+ if the season is voided. Furthermore, even though the Bayern Munichs and Borussia Dortmunds of German football would survive, there would still be lasting consequences for all teams in terms of the transfer market, wage structures and more. Not to mention the issues of European places, the title and promotion/relegation that not playing the season out, would cause.

Hopefully the BL can somehow restart within the coming weeks/months, yet in a responsible way — putting all players, staff and fans at the smallest risk. We’ll have a better understanding of the next steps on the 23rd!

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