Fürth Quintett exits quarantine


By Peter Vice

While the COVID situation at the German national team resembles something of a tire-fire, there was some good news on Tuesday for the Bundesliga club off to the worst start in league history. 

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SpVgg Greuther Fürth confirmed on Tuesday that all five of its COVID afflicted players had exited quarantine. The players revealed last week to be Sascha Burchert, Maximilian Bauer, Jeremy Duziak, Nils Seufert, and Dickson Abiama have all exited domestic isolation and are available to the team.

German footballing magazine Kicker reports that defender Bauer and keeper Burchert actually exhibited strong symptoms during their bout with the novel virus. Bauer has featured in eight of head-coach Stefan Leitl’s starting XIs this seasons. Burchert was actually benched in favor of current #1 Marius Funk after round six.

Fürth’s somewhat hard-luck loss against Frankfurt on Sunday in the league meant that the Kleeblätter are officially off to the worst campaign start in Bundesliga history. No team has accrued as few points through 11 rounds as Fürth in the 59-year-history of the modern Bundesliga.

Much as was the case last season with FC Schalke 04, comparisons are already being drawn to the 1965/66 Tasmania Berlin side. The semi-amateur team from the country’s capital has many more records other than the winless streak one that Schalke narrowly avoided beating last year.

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