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Bundesliga 'ready to return' next month

The Bundesliga is "ready" to return to action on May 9.

Although football has been halted around the world with all major leagues and competitions suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the German Football League (DFL) is determined to finish the current campaign.

With Germany's intense programme of consistent testing - which was implemented early on - has resulted in fewer deaths than the countries worst affected by the crisis, the organisation has discussed the possibility of resuming the season next month.

Despite some big questions still to be answered, the DFL chief executive Christian Seifert said: "If we start on 9 May, we are ready. If it is later, we will be ready again.

"For us, what is decisive is what the politicians will decide. It is not for us to decide when.

"Games without spectators are not what we want - but at the moment the only thing that seems feasible."

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