As reported on Monday, a COVID-19 case at Bremer SV put Friday’s DFB-Pokal match between the club and Bayern Munich in jeopardy. Now, the match has officially been postponed.
Bremer SV players were undergoing tests this morning to see if the case was isolated with one player or had spread. While nothing new has been officially reported from Bremer SV, the DFB stepped in and decided to push the match off to a later date per FCBayern.com:
The DFB has announced that it has cancelled the DFB-Pokal game of FC Bayern on Friday at Bremer SV. The cancellation was officially ordered due to quarantine measures for the host club. The DFB will decide on the rescheduling of the game in coordination with both clubs as soon as possible. In addition, the draw for the 2nd main round has to be postponed due to the allocation of both clubs to different lottery pots.
The DFB also made an announcement via the Pokal’s Twitter account:
⚠️ Friday's first-round #DFBPokal tie between @BremerSV and @FCBayernEN has been postponed due to quarantine measures ordered by the authorities for the host club. A new date will be confirmed in due course. pic.twitter.com/JElaYFEt4j— The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) August 3, 2021
The DFB-Pokal match represented a good opportunity for Bayern Munich to get its feet wet under Julian Nagelsmann. Hopefully, the situation at Bremer SV is contained and all affected players return to health.