While all the main European football championships are still suspended, a return to the lawns is beginning to take shape. The signal comes from Germany and more precisely from Munich. Bayern players are scheduled to resume training on Monday (April 6th), the Bavarian club management announced on Sunday.
This recovery will be "In small groups" and in camera, she said. "This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities, she also added. It goes without saying that all hygiene rules will be strictly observed. " More than 1,000 people died in Germany from the Covid-19.
Suspended since March 12, the Bundesliga is on standby until at least April 30. The German Football League (DFL) has said it is determined to "Finish the season before June 30" (there are 9 days to go) while specifying: "At least until the end of the season, it is unrealistic to think that we will replay in full stadiums".
No request for exemption from confinement in France
In France, a resumption of training is not yet on the agenda. "The government will decide", said Sunday at a press conference Nicolas Holveck, president of Stade Rennais, quoted by West France.
The clubs ensure that they are not requesting a waiver of confinement to resume training “People are confined, suffer terribly. The priority of priorities, that's it ", also declared, Sunday during this same press conference, Bernard Caïazzo, president of AS Saint-Etienne and Premier League, a union comprising nineteen Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs.
However, " you have to finish the championship ", advances Bernard Caïazzo. "Not going to the end of the season means losing TV rights, but also partners, subscriptions", supports Nicolas Holveck. This should only be done " as long as there is no risk to the health of the players or the people ", adds Bernard Caïazzo
The opinion is not unanimous. Denis Le Saint, president of Stade Brestois, said late last week that he wants the championship to end there. “If it was June or early July, I could understand this kind of speech. But as long as we still have time, we should not force one way or the other ", consider Bernard Caïazzo.