Germany rethinks to focus on Spain 5 days
The friendly match that will face the national teams of Germany and Italy on March 31 in Nuremberg will also be played behind closed doors. This was confirmed by the German Football Federation (DFB) in a statement issued on Tuesday. The decision to suspend all events with more than 1,000 participants was taken by the Bavarian government, also including all kinds of sporting events in this new regulation.“Health is above all”, said Friedrich Curtius, Secretary General of the Federation. “We are in daily and permanent contact with the authorities and trust in his word. Those responsible have defined a procedure, for which we are very grateful, on such a complex and difficult issue for us. It leaves us with a bittersweet taste that this football classic has to be played with empty bleachers“He sentenced. Remains to be seen how the coronavirus outbreak affects the previous friendly of the German team against Spain, scheduled for March 26 in Madrid. The increase in cases in the capital will almost certainly cause a rethinking of Mannschaft plans, which I planned to spend a total of five days in Madrid. The team planned to move to Madrid on March 25 and focus on Spanish lands until March 30.France also without publicThe president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graëtalso reported that the two friendlies that France had set for the end of this month of March will be played behind closed doors. The bleus will be measured at Ukraine (27-M) and Finland (31-M) with no public in the stands. In addition, the French president announced that the clash against the Finns will no longer be in Lyon but in Paris, at the Stade de France de Saint-Denis.