On Wednesday, FC Basel will travel to Frankfurt, on Thursday, the first leg in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, against Eintracht out. What time is the return match may be held against the Germans, however, is still unclear: Yesterday, the Association and the Canton announced that the match at 19. March will not take place in Basel. The Canton police has decided after consultation with the Cantonal crisis staff to approve the game.
"special situations require special dose of understanding." Our CEO Roland Heri takes a position on the decision of the authorities that the UEL-eighth-final second leg on 19. March can not take place in Basel. #FCBasel1893 #zämmestark #rotblau live pic.twitter.com/3BCTwUFn81— FC Basel 1893 (@FCBasel1893) March 9, 2020
"Even in the case of a so-called "Ghost game" is the experience expected according to the assumption that several hundred Fans of the host club travel to Basel, and during the game in front of the stadium would gather. With the government's prohibition of events with over a thousand people joined intention would be to run in this case, what is not acceptable from a preventive point of view at present. In addition, the paramedics Basel is working in particular on the capacity limits and could not guarantee the necessary apparatus for such a large-scale operation," said the FCB.
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Created: 09.03.2020, 16:20 PMUpdated Date: 09 March 2020, 18:04