The German Bundesliga will officially resume on May 16, according to Christian Seifert's CEO, Deutscher Fußball Liga (DFL).
Seifert confirmed this at a press conference on Thursday in Frankfurt.
On Wednesday, the DFL confirmed an approximate start day from mid-May in its official statement after the green light from Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German government.
But on Thursday, the official start date was confirmed for May 16.
Other details from Seifert's press conference revealed specific hygiene requirements for the referees, in addition to confirming the possibility of five substitutions, but eventually admitted that it will be up to FIFA to make the final decision.
Seifert also mentioned some details about TV coverage, but more details will follow as they discover the details.
In addition, Seifert emphasized that the players from each matchday will be an opportunity to prove that they deserve the next matchday, as he admits that many health and safety decisions are still at the local level.
One of the first official Bundesliga games lined up when the league starts again will be the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.
In addition, there will be two games on Sunday and one game on Monday included in the first week of games since the league was interrupted due to the coronavirus.
The current league champion and current table champion Bayern Munich will play for Union Berlin on Sunday, May 17th.
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