Bayern Munich cup tie off, doubts in Dortmund after Covid instances


BERLIN:

Bayern Munich have had their German Cup tie on Friday postponed after Covid-19 hit their fifth-tier opponents, whereas there are doubts at Borussia Dortmund the place Julian Brandt and Thomas Meunier examined constructive for the virus.

The first spherical of the German Cup takes place this weekend with out Bayern, the German FA introduced Tuesday, after the squad of Bremen-based opponents Bremer SV had been quarantined for 14 days as three gamers examined constructive.

Only vaccinated gamers of the fifth-tier membership are exempt.

“The health of our players and opponents is paramount, so we consider the order to quarantine our team as right and necessary,” mentioned Bremer chairman Peter Warnecke, who’s a hygiene officer for the native well being authority.

Bayern already had France midfielder Corentin Tolisso dominated out after testing constructive for the virus final week.

Meanwhile, there are doubts surrounding Saturday’s cup conflict between holders Dortmund and third-division guests Wehen Wiesbaden.

Dortmund referred to as off coaching on Tuesday after Germany ahead Brandt and Belgium defender Meunier examined constructive for Covid-19.

The pair had been rapidly remoted.

“We are in close exchange with the health authorities… and have tightened our precautionary measures,” mentioned Dortmund in an announcement.

The separate outbreaks in Bremen and Dortmund come ten days earlier than the brand new Bundesliga season kicks off when holders Bayern face Moenchengladbach away on August 13.

Dortmund are on account of host Bayern 4 days later for the German Super Cup.

Several Bundesliga golf equipment have not too long ago introduced instances of the coronavirus.

VfB Stuttgart recorded three infections, whereas Hoffenheim, Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt have one every.

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