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Bundesliga On BT: Live Saturday Afternoon Football To Be Telecast Across UK After 50 Years

Bundesliga on BT: Live Saturday afternoon football is slated to make a return in the UK for the first time since 1950 after the ban was upheld.

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It has been more than a month now since all major European football leagues were suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has gripped the globe. Players have been forced to remain indoors as they continue to work on their match fitness at home itself. However, if reports are to be believed, Bundesliga is set to be the first major European league to resume with a rumoured return date set for May 9, albeit behind closed doors.

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Live Saturday afternoon football to be telecast across the UK after 50 years

Since 1950, the English FA has banned 3 pm matches from being televised in order to ensure healthy match attendances, particularly at EFL games. However, recently the English FA lifted the Saturday ban on the broadcast of football games. Live Saturday afternoon football will resume, presumably next month, with Bundesliga on BT.

If recent reports are to be believed, the Bundesliga has been cleared to play 'ghost games' from the second week of May. BT Sport has exclusive access to telecast Bundesliga matches in the UK and the English FA requested for the blackout to be lifted during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The German top-flight has played 25 matches with just six points separating the top four teams in the league.

With nine games still left to play, the Bundesliga could complete all the fixtures by the end of June if it resumes on May 9, 2020.

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