Hennef – German amateur football stands still for an indefinite period.
In the coronavirus pandemic, the 21 state associations in the German Football Association (DFB) jointly agreed to suspend play and training from the regional leagues until further notice, the associations said.
A possible continuation will be announced with a lead time of at least 14 days in order to provide all clubs with sufficient planning security. “Only doctors and the responsible authorities can reliably assess when it is possible to play soccer again without risk,” said Bernd Neuendorf, President of the Middle Rhine Football Association (FVM).
Rainer Koch, President of the Bavarian Football Association and DFB Vice, had already addressed his clubs in a video speech on Thursday. “It is very important for me to emphasize that this does not necessarily mean the end of the 2019/20 season,” said Koch: “We need clarity in the short, medium and long term. Nobody can get us that in this minute – no doctor, no virologist, no virologist, no politician. We, therefore, have to wait with final decisions. »
One also has to discuss together «whether we want to be able to play amateur footballers without spectators at all. Amateur football is completely different from professional football in this regard. »