Bundesliga decision day set for May 6 as German sport awaits government announcement

League officials have said the Bundesliga is ready to return on May 9 - if the German government gives it the green light

Image: The German government must give teams the green light to start playing again

The Bundesliga will need to wait another week to find out if it can restart after the government delayed any decision amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The cash-strapped clubs and league had been hoping for the government to give the green light and end a two-month suspension.

But Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday any decision on if and when sports activities could resume would be taken on May 6.

Football in Germany has been suspended since mid-March, with the virus having infected some 160,000 people by Thursday.

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Almost 6,300 people have died of the disease in the country.

Germany's neighbours the Netherlands and France have ended their seasons.

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PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions

Paris Saint-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after the season was ended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PSG, who have now won their seventh French title in the last eight years, held a 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille when the season was suspended in March.

Alan McInally insists this season must be completed before any talk of the next campaign is raised

The French Professional Football League (LFP) ratified the decision at a meeting on Thursday, two days after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe suspended sport in the country until at least September.

A points-per-game system, taking into account the performance of clubs in the matches already played, was used to determine the final standings in the Ligue 1 table.

Marseille have qualified directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes will enter the qualifying rounds, with Toulouse and Amiens relegated.

The LFP have also crowned Lorient, who led Lens by just one point, as Ligue 2 champions with both clubs earning promotion.

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