Bundesliga to remain suspended until at least April 30

Players challenge for the ball in an empty stadium during a Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1.FC Cologne in Moenchengladbach, Germany on March 11, 2020. (Martin Meissner/AP)

The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least.

The last game played was on March 11.

League president Christian Seifert says "the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk."

Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5.

UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed.

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