The German Football Association (DFL) on Wednesday rejected a call to halt the season for several weeks after a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
And the German League, which runs the first and second divisions, was responding to a call from Helge Leonhardt, president of Erzgeberg Oh, to stop the season until December.
Leonhardt said football needed to set an example and put people’s safety first to reduce the risk of further injuries and reduce the burden on the German health system.
The association said in a statement: “The association has noted the comments of the president of the Erzgeberg club, and any future measures will follow the advice of the authorities.” The agreement between all 36 clubs (in the first and second divisions) since the beginning of the Pandemic has always been to act according to state guidelines.
And Germany recorded 66,884 new infections with the Corona virus and 335 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to nearly 100,000.