Bundesliga club FSV Mainz 05 has to fight for a massive corona outbreak immediately before the 25th matchday. 19 members of the fully immunized licensing player area, consisting of professionals, coaches and staff, have been positive and have been issued in isolation.
This was announced by the club on Thursday. For the coming Sunday (15.30 clock live on Dazn), the home game against Borussia Dortmund is scheduled.
For the time being, the public training planned for Thursday afternoon was canceled the professionals, the negatively tested players completed an individual training instead. The club now in close contact with the Mainz Health Office and the German Football League (DFL) with regard to the further procedure.
The BVB was also informed “by the DFL and the club”, said Sebastian Kehl, head of the license player department at the Dortmundern: “We will continue to prepare professionally on the encounter. Stand now we assume that the game is going on can take place next Sunday. “
According to the policy of the DFL, a club can notify the deduction of an encounter for the current regulations only if less than 16 players (including amateurs including amateurs) are available.
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For Mainz, the short-term corona problem is not a new situation: Immediately before the start of the season, the club had eleven infections in the ranks of the professionals last August. The game against Vizemeister RB Leipzig, also the following Sunday, still found instead – and Mainz won 1-0.