Dhe TSG 1899 Hoffenheim did not get an application to postpone the Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart from Saturday to Sunday in the German Football League.
“We knew that according to the statutes there was no way to cancel the game,” said sports director Alexander Rosen at a video press conference on Thursday. “We then made this application. He was rejected. I think that’s a shame, but we accept that. “
Before the game (3.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) against VfB, the Kraichgauer had seven professionals who were infected with the corona virus: Sargis Adamyan, Sebastian Rudy, Kevin Vogt, Robert Skov, Ishak Belfodil, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Munas Dabbur.
Two players have been released from quarantine since Wednesday, but they are also pending further test results as are the national players Ihlas Bebou (Togo), Diadie Samassekou (Mali), Kevin Akpoguma (Nigeria) and Mijat Gacinovic (Serbia). “The idea was that we might get more players out of quarantine by Sunday,” said Rosen. In addition, professionals would have had more time after international trips.
Andrej Kramaric could make his comeback for the pandemic-plagued Hoffenheimers. The Croatian World Cup second had tested positive in October and missed the last seven competitive games. “He’s in good shape, I’m quite optimistic,” said coach Sebastian Hoeneß.
All Hoffenheim players and supervisors went into a one-week voluntary quarantine after the occurrence of further corona cases, but have been back in team training since Monday.