Authorities prohibit the Basel home game against Frankfurt

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

Authorities prohibit the Basel home game against Frankfurt

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.

"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.

Basel's managing Director Roland Heri said to the cancelled game in a Video: "So does it hurt the football heart, we stand behind the decision of the authority. It is about the overall social responsibility in this Situation. What this means now, we will discuss with the authorities and frankfurters. Uefa also plays a role."

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Created: 09.03.2020, 16:20 PM

Updated Date: 09 March 2020, 18:04

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