Bundesliga crowd cap reaches 15,000 as restrictions reimposed amid spike in COVID cases in Germany | football news

Bundesliga matches must be limited to 50% attendance and a maximum of 15,000 fans due to Covid restrictions reintroduced in Germany.

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor Olaf Schulz have agreed a number of measures with the leaders of the country’s 16 states, including reducing fans at outdoor and indoor sporting events.

The Bundesliga’s stadiums, which have been mostly running at full capacity this season, need to reduce crowds to reduce the risk of injury.

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“The temporary limit on the number of fans in the stadium is understandable,” said German Football Association president Christian Seifert.

The German Football Association hopes that this federal and state government decision will improve the epidemic situation. “

This means that weekend matches, including Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football, will be affected.

German authorities fear that the fourth wave of Covid will overwhelm intensive care units: more than 73,000 new infections and 388 deaths were recorded on Thursday.

Sky Sports will broadcast the Bundesliga live for the next four seasons
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Sky Sports will broadcast the Bundesliga live for the next four seasons

Sky Sports broadcasts the German Bundesliga live

Sky Sports became the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons.

As the birthplace of the best German football in the UK and Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to connect with it Air Sports Watch Erling Haaland, Jodi Bellingham and Robert Lewandowski, as 30-times Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to fend off their rivals to win another title.

Every Weekend Featured Match will be broadcast live every Saturday at 5:30pm Sky Sports Football, with broadcasts of other matches via Sky Sports’ linear or digital channels, including Sky Sports Youtube.

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