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Officials to propose extending Bundesliga suspension

2020-03-24 22:20
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The German Football League (DFL) announced on Tuesday it will propose the Bundesliga suspension, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is extended to late-April.

On March 16, the DFL, which runs Germany's two top divisions, put them on hold until at least 2 April because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The DFL will propose the extension to its 36 clubs at a meeting on 31 March.

"The Presidium of the General Assembly will recommend a further suspension of game operations in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until at least 30 April" the DFL said.

It repeated its aim to finish the campaigns before 30 June and added: "The DFL is currently working intensively on concepts to play games at a given time - due to the situation - even without spectators and with a minimal use of workers in the areas of sport, general organisation and the media."

Television rights represent a large part of the income for top-flight clubs and playing games behind closed doors but live on television would lower the financial impact of the pandemic.

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