A German expert calls for the closure of football fields for a year and a half


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                Soccer fans may be denied the support of their teams in stadiums for a year and a half as a result of the outbreak of the new Coruna virus, according to the President of the German National Academy of Sciences.

                                    <p>Gerald Haug, president of the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences, which is consulted by the government to make decisions related to measures to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, said that closing the stadiums and halls for an additional 18 months "would definitely be wise."

He indicated in an interview on Monday evening, April 13, 2020 with the public channel ARD, that “we will see” whether the ban on gatherings “will continue for a year and a half, we have to wait. There are more optimistic assessments. But it will definitely continue for several more months, We may be up to a year and a half. ”

On Monday, the academy expected the situation to return to normal “in stages”, especially if the new casualty figures are stabilized “at a low level” and if “hygiene measures” are maintained.

Halls and stadiums have been closed since mid-March 2020 throughout Germany, and the German Football Association is scheduled to meet on Friday to decide on a possible resumption of the tournament in early May, but with matches being held behind closed doors in the absence of the public if the health authorities give the green light .

A week ago, Bayern Munich champions Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick saw the empty stadiums in Germany “an issue that should be accustomed to if the Bundesliga competitions resume early May, as expected.”

“We must be in solidarity with the measures taken” to confront the Corona pandemic, the newcomer said, in a video conference, after the League’s most clubs resumed training with many precautions after stopping for nearly a month.

Given the government’s ban on events in the presence of the masses, the only option for the Bundesliga to complete the league is to conduct matches without an audience.

The association confirmed to the German sports agency “Seed”, one of the branches of Agence France-Presse, that negotiations are underway in the direction of running games behind closed doors, adding that no decision has been taken yet.

Flick explained that the odds of playing in front of empty stands are “something we should get used to.”

Bayern’s eighth league champion, Bayern, were four points clear of their closest pursuers, Borussia Dortmund, before the league stopped.

It is hoped that politicians and officials will permit the resumption of the season in Germany on the second of May, with the competitions ending on June 30.

“It should be possible, especially if we can determine, through a quick test, that none of the players has been injured and that there is no risk of creating a chain of infection,” Deputy Speaker of Parliament Wolfgang Kubiki said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“We are looking forward to the (League) return. We will definitely be ready when the season resumes. But that does not depend on us,” Flick added.

And revealed the newspaper “Bild” the most popular in the country that only 239 people will be allowed to be present in every match in the league, and this is limited to players, the technical staff, security, referees and the media.



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