Bundesliga crowds limited to 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 the re-imposition of Covid restrictions 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 stadiums, which have often been operating at almost full capacity this season, should reduce crowds to reduce injury risks.

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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 decision by the federal government and the states will improve the epidemiological 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 the Covid virus will threaten 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 will broadcast the German Bundesliga live

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

Being the home of Germany’s top-flight football in the UK and Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to listen to Sky Sports Watch the likes of Erling Haaland, Judd Bellingham and Robert Lewandowski, as 30-times Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to fend off their rivals to win another title.

The Super Match will be shown every weekend live every Saturday at 5.30pm Sky Sports Football, with more matches being broadcast on Sky Sports’ linear or digital channels including Sky Sports Youtube.

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