It is only natural that the return of the Bundesliga has racked up the desire of some elsewhere in the world to get the ball rolling in their leagues.
But everywhere else is not Germany, with the coronavirus under relative control. Brazil is certainly facing a very different situation; the death toll is now well over 25,000, and rising at a rate that makes it more realistic to talk of a plateau rather than a peak. Are these adequate conditions for the safe return of football in the country?
The Rio de Janeiro government told football teams on Monday they could resume full training in June despite coronavirus cases being on the rise in Brazil.
The city's mayor met with club representatives on Sunday and agreed that players can immediately begin gym work and physiotherapy, with full training to begin next month.
Brazil's coronavirus death toll is rising alarmingly, with Tuesday the first day in which the 24-hour total topped 1,000, adding to a national total that is approaching 18,000 and increasing the strain on health systems, with some cities close to buckling. Only the United States and Russia have more confirmed COVID-19 cases than Brazil.
But even as the numbers grow amid the pandemic, there remains a desire in some quarters for football to return, with President Jair Bolsonaro having made no...
The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement that 293 employees were tested, including all players, their families and people working at home. The club said 38 tests came back positive, but did not identify any of those infected.
A staffer who spent 40 years with Flamengo died on Monday of COVID-19.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insisted soccer resume during the...