The entire squad of Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has entered quarantine until further notice. The club announced on its website. The club is therefore reacting to new corona cases that have become known recently.
It was announced on Tuesday that attacking players Robert Skov (Denmark) and Munas Dabbur (Israel) had tested positive in their national teams. Israel’s international match against Norway that evening in Oslo was then canceled and Dabbur was isolated.
According to TSG, the new tests at the Bundesliga club have produced three new positive results. According to the club, these are Sebastian Rudy, Ishak Belfodil and a member of the coaching team. Another test shows an ambiguous result and must be repeated. Even before, the club had been badly hit. Striker Andrej Kramaric, who has already scored six Bundesliga goals this season, was last used on Matchday 3.
Baumann leaves the DFB
Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann also left the German national football team and went into quarantine at home. This was announced by the German Football Association (DFB) a few hours before the international match against the Czech Republic on Wednesday evening (20.45 / RTL).
“In view of the crown cases that have become known at Hoffenheim, whose entire team has gone into quarantine, this is a precautionary measure”, wrote the association on its website: “Baumann will therefore not be available for the next international matches. .. “
According to the DFB, the 30-year-old has tested negative twice since joining the international squad in Leipzig on Monday. “The further trials surrounding the international match against the Czech Republic are not affected by this measure,” said the DFB.
“For months we have meticulously and conscientiously adhered to the concept of hygiene”
“We can’t explain the buildup,” said Alexander Rosen, TSG professional football director: “We’ve been following the concept of hygiene meticulously and conscientiously for months. So we’ve been through the pandemic for months without a single positive case, which is now tough. like rock. meets. “The club is in communication with the health authorities.
Last week, Hoffenheim played in the Europa League against Czech club Slovan Liberec, who were missing 15 players due to Corona. The next Bundesliga match is scheduled for TSG on November 21 against VfB Stuttgart.
In the championship where TSG is 13th after seven days of play, there have been numerous cases of crowns so far. An accumulation like that of Hoffenheim is not yet known. Only Werder Bremen had placed their team in quarantine, even if only as a precaution: for a short time and on a voluntary basis.