Germany’s Bundesliga will have to wait another week to find out about a possible restart date as the government has delayed a decision over resumption. The league has been suspended since mid-March because of coronavirus. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that any decision on if and when sports activities could resume would now be taken on Wednesday, 6 May. “It is absolutely necessary that we remain disciplined and stick to health guidelines,” she said.
Chelsea have asked foreign-based players to return to England by Sunday. Several players, including Brazilian midfielder Willian, were allowed to travel home after coronavirus led to the league’s suspension on 13 March. But now the Premier League is exploring whether it can resume the season in June, Chelsea want to be prepared should the green light be given.