Coronavirus: Germany's DFB-Pokal final postponed
The DFB-Pokal final was scheduled to be played in Berlin on 23 May, but has been postponed indefinitely amid the coronavirus crisis.
The DFB-Pokal final has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed.
Scheduled to take place at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on 23 May, the game was officially postponed on Friday.
Bayern, Eintracht, Saarbrücken and Leverkusen in Pokal semis
Bayern Munich are due to host Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Saarbrücken are scheduled to take on Bayer Leverkusen in the semi-finals.
In a statement, German Football Association (DFB) president Fritz Keller said: "The DFB-Pokal final, in particular, as the glamorous final and highlight of every season, lives from the unique atmosphere in the stadium and from the flair in Berlin and both are decisively shaped by the fans.
"It is unfortunate that this particular game is also expected to take place without a spectator in the stadium, although of course we must first wait for the general official decisions and requirements."
ℹ️ Das #DFB-Präsidium hat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Verlegung des #DFBPokal-Finales beschlossen. Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation bleiben die Termine für das Endspiel und die beiden Halbfinalspiele aktuell vakant.— DFB-Pokal (@DFB_Pokal) April 24, 2020
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Bundesliga slated to resume on 9 May
The DFB said it was still aiming to complete its seasons by 30 June. The Bundesliga is set to resume on 9 May in Germany, which has seen more than 5,700 deaths due to Covid-19.
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