Coronavirus is from the Super League to a standstill for a long

The game operation in the Super and Challenge League will be up to at least 23. March, up to the national team break, exposed. The decision of the 20 Clubs in t

Coronavirus is from the Super League to a standstill for a long

The game operation in the Super and Challenge League will be up to at least 23. March, up to the national team break, exposed. The decision of the 20 Clubs in the two highest Swiss leagues on Monday at a Meeting in Bern. The event should not be extended prohibition on the part of the Federal next, operation of the championship then resumed.

in Order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Federal Council for all major events with more than 1000 persons up to at least 15 Banned in March. In the highest Swiss League for three full rounds (the game are affected days 25 to 27), four, if you include the round last weekend, as well as the Cup semi-final.

spirit of the games, there is not

late Monday afternoon, Claudius Schäfer, CEO of the Swiss Football League informed must, on further action and what measures still to be taken. Also discusses the spirit of the games. "The Clubs decided, for economic reasons, and because currently there is still enough alternative dates are available," said Schaefer.

Claudius Schäfer explains how to do it more. (Photo: Keystone)

Because in addition to the game plan, it was also a matter of dealing with Financial deal. "There are SL-Clubs where the match revenue, about 40 percent of the annual revenues. If we move, does not default, the revenue will come later." Many of the Clubs failure insurance, said Schaefer, but not the League would have. In addition, clubs have the ability to for players and also employees of the business make short work of the competent RAV to register.

The other side was the emotional component, and therefore the management mind games for the time being, shall be excluded. "Who likes games without the Fans?", so Schaefer.

"It will need to hold discussions with the authorities"

it Is assumed that after 23. March can be played, it needs five to catch up-dates (four League games plus the Cup semi-final). "It will need to hold discussions with the authorities to get the permits. And the stadium operators need to make additional data available. In addition, it takes a great deal of flexibility to the Clubs," says Schaefer. The next step was, with the help of Uefa to make contact. "We demand the release of the lock data, so we can play in Champions League or Europa League days."

The League will conduct ongoing analysis of the situation and regularly with the Clubs to replace them. Until the next Meeting, on 13. March, be prepared for more scenarios to be prepared for any case. Also questions such as:

Until when are to be answered for more game shifts possible? When must unsubscribe due to the tight deadline of the spirit games? What is the procedure in case of infection Team/supervisors/environment team for the quarantine measures, of indefinite duration? Must be shortened in the championship? Must be canceled and the championship?

It is a difficult Situation for the League and the Clubs. The shepherd confirmed. He says: "If we can't start at the end of March – then the difficult questions come up. Or if we have a quarantine case in one, two or three teams, then the issue is acute, if we can ever finish playing."

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Created: 02.03.2020, 18:43 PM

Updated Date: 03 March 2020, 02:05

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