Germans set up task force to plot the future for professional game

August 5 – The German FA (DFL) is setting up a task force to examine the future of the professional game in the country in light of the coronavirus pandemic and to make recommendations as to how the game can be strengthened and made more sustainable.

The DFL outlined the next steps of the proposed Taskforce Zukunft Profifussball (task force for the future of German professional football) to the Extraordinary Members Assembly of the 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.

Comprised of an initial three core working groups, they are due to commence operations in September.

The working groups will comprise representatives of the clubs in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, the Executive Committee of the DFL and DFL GmbH, as well as external representatives and stakeholders from a wide range of other disciplines.

The DFL said it will decide on make-up of the working groups soon and has already begun working on the terms of reference for the groups.

“The plan is for the Executive Committee of the DFL and the DFL Members Assembly, as the bodies responsible, to review the findings of the working groups and consider what actions to take,” said the DFL in a statement.

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