As of Friday morning, all fixtures in the first two tiers of German football are on. The same can not be said of the third division, in which a record three matches must be postponed. We'll supply a comprehensive update of how the global pandemic has thus far affected the 2020/21 German footballing calendar.
Obviously enough, the isolation of the third-tier side SV Meppen precluded the 3. Liga match against SV Waldhof Mannheim from taking place this weekend. A final decision concerning the fate of this scheduled fixture came on Thursday. Word also came in late in the evening that the positive cases found amongst the side SC Verl rendered the weekend match against SpVgg Unterhaching unsafe.
On Friday morning, news emerged that four COVID cases had been identified among third division side Hansa Rostock. This led to the immediate cancellation of the planned match against Türkgücü München.
Three more cancellations in the 3. Liga bring the total number of matches postponed in that division to eight. With no further suspensions in the top two tiers, the numbers remain unchanged.
Bundesliga Three: (Eight postponements)
MSV Duisburg vs. FC Saarbrücken (round four)
MSV Duisburg vs. Hallescher FC (round five)
Türkgücü München vs. FSV Zwickau (round seven)
SC Verl vs. FSV Zwickau (round eight)
SpVgg Unterhaching vs. Hallescher FC (round eight)
Hansa Rostock vs. Türkgücü München (round nine)
SC Verl vs. SpVgg Unterhaching (round nine)
SV Meppen vs. Waldhof Mannheim (round nine)
Bundesliga Two: (Two postponements)
Hamburger SV vs. Erzgebirge Aue (round three)
VfL Osnabrück vs. SV Darmstadt 98 (round four)
Bundesliga: (No postponements thus far)