Bremen – The state of Bremen has not initially approved an application by the Bundesliga soccer club Werder Bremen for restricted training.
The Senate is waiting for the countries to vote on this issue, said Interior Senator Ulrich Maurer (SPD). “This is not an issue where there can be a patchwork.” However, other first division clubs have already received special permits.
According to Maurer, Werder has applied to be allowed to train in small groups on two courses from next Monday (April 6). The background to this is the considerations of the German Football League (DFL) to continue playing from May.
In view of the infection situation, the Senate cannot yet imagine normal football training, said Maurer. He criticized the planning of the DFL. The government was completely in agreement “that this message from the DFL is not a good one,” he said. He doubted that the planned ghost games would actually come without an audience.
At a virtual DFL meeting, the 36 professional clubs had decided on Tuesday to suspend play until at least April 30. Team training will not be allowed again until next Monday at the earliest, provided that the responsible authorities allow this. The goal remains to end the season by June 30th. Nine full match days and the catch-up game between Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt are still pending. Werder stands as table-17. currently in a relegation zone.
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