The German Football League has advised clubs not to train until Sunday April 5 and Bundesliga leaders Bayern will welcome the players into small groups starting Monday.
A club statement said: “The first team of FC Bayern Munich will resume training in small groups from Monday 6 April. This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene rules will be strictly observed.
“The training will take place in the absence of any member of the public. In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, FC Bayern is asking fans to continue following the authorities’ instructions and, therefore, do not come to FC Bayern training ground. “
Elsewhere in Europe, the Serie A season could be extended until September or October, the Italian FA chief (FIGC) said on Sunday, warning that there could be an “avalanche of disputes” if it were not not set in the field.
Serie A has been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused almost a quarter of all deaths worldwide. Several club presidents have offered to cancel the season.
“The only serious way to deal with a serious emergency like this is to finish the competitions for the 2019-2020 season this year,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina to the Domenica Sportiva program on the public broadcaster RAI . “We are working on a whole series of possible solutions to manage the situation in the best possible way.
“Could it end in September or October? This is an assumption. This is a way to avoid compromising not only the 2019-2020 season but also the 2020-2021 season. “
Gravina explained that if the current season was abandoned, Italian football could suffer “an avalanche of disputes to which we would be subjected by all those who could be considered as injured in their rights and interests”.