FC Bayern, BVB and Co. do not play: Why the Bundesliga pauses

Why do not FC Bayern, BVB and Co. do not play next weekend? Football Bundesliga and the 2nd league make a break at once, many football fans do not have the interruption on the note. A decision of almost one and a half years is the reason. The top clubs look different from the play-free time.

After the winter break finally the ball rolls again in the football Bundesliga and in the 2nd league. Although (almost) no viewers be embarked by the Corona Pandemic, but football fans cheer and suffer with their teams from the living room like after the re-start of the season in the spring 2020. But at once, the game operation will be the next weekend After only three (Bundesliga) or two matchdays (2nd league) since the break has been interrupted. From the 28th to the 30th of January (Friday to Sunday) there will be no games in the topligen. How come?

Anyone who now suspects the next round of the DFB Cup on the weekend is wrong. However, after all, the draw of the pairings for the quarterfinals with the former SkiStar Felix Neureuther as a Lossfee will take place next Sunday (19:15 o’clock / ARD and in weekend -Liveblog). So it will nevertheless footballing days, because all the cup winners of the past 29 years have already left, in the lost pot are next to the Bundesligisten Union Berlin, Sc Freiburg, RB Leipzig and VFL Bochum still the second division FC St. Pauli, Hamburger SV, Karlsruhe SC and Hannover 96 in the competition. However, the quarterfinal matches will be held until 1 and 2 March.

Also, there is those who think of other internationals of the German national team under New Trainer Hansi Flick. The successor of Joachim Löw with the perfect balance of seven victories in seven games has free the next weekend. However, this does not apply to some of its international colleagues. And exactly behind it is the upcoming short Bundesliga pause.

Messi and Neymar in use

The leagues are actually interrupted for international matches. And those that had to be canceled and shifted because of the Corona pandemic. The decision was fell almost one and a half years ago. In August 2020, the FIFA Council Committee decided: “The international window window of 31st August to 8 September 2020 is replaced by a window of January 24 to 1 February 2022 – for all confederations except the UEFA.” That is, the DFB team has no international game in the days, just as little the other national teams in Europe.

But while the DFB-EC eleven once again at the end of March again has to be against Israel and the Netherlands, find out of the European continent, in many parts of the world, several games, for which the European top clubs must park their players. So not only the Bundesliga, but also the English Premier League, the Spanish La League, the Italian series A – and so on.

The international lots are by no means friendly matches. On several continents -in Asia, North / Central America and Caribbean as well as South America – find qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar. Brazil with Superstar Neymar arrives in Ecuador, Argentina with Lionel Messi at Erzfinden Chile. The US and Canada also meet, as well as Japan and China as well as Iraq and Iran. The World Cup Quali Playoffs of the Continental Association UEFA only play the semi-final and finals on 24 and 29 March.

Good break, bad pause

For some of the German top clubs, this break is just right, for others to the injury. Borussia Dortmund, for example, waiting for the diagnosis of the injury of his goalkeeper Erling Haaland, is certainly happy about a little more time to the next Bundesliga game. The Duo Manuel Akanji and Thomas Meunier can also cure until then. Borussia Mönchengladbach – just a win and a draw at seven defeats in the past nine competitive games – and the VfB Stuttgart – four bankruptcies and a draw in the last five games – the break will welcome the testing of all set screws.

Union Berlin, on the other hand, since the weekend has been on a Champions League Square since the weekend – would certainly have continued his series of four victories from the past five games. The same is the SPVGG Greuther Fürth undefeated for four games and in the 2nd Bundesliga Werder Bremen. Under Neu-Trainer Ole Werner, the Hanseates have won all of their five games. On February 4, the ball then rolls back into the upper and lower house.


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