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Bundesliga to remain behind closed doors

Christian Seifert, chief executive of the German Football League (DFL), has conceded that it is unlikely that fans will return to the Bundesliga before the end of the season.

All major leagues across Europe are currently playing matches behind closed doors due to COVID-19. The Bundesliga did begin its season with a limited number of fans permitted in stadiums but matches have been held without spectators since October.

Clubs had been allowed to open their stadiums at 20% capacity, providing local infection numbers were low and the relevant hygiene processes had been approved. Although there are still around four months of the 2020-21 season remaining, Seifert has admitted that the campaign is likely to be played out without fans.

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