The German UEFA Nations League match against Switzerland will take place in Cologne on Tuesday, 13 October (20:45 CEST) without fans. As a result of the increased incidence rate, which is significantly higher than the limit of 35 new cases per 100,000 population, the Cologne Health Department has decided to cancel plans to allow spectators in the stadium to watch the game, following discussions with the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Due to the high incidence levels in Cologne, the DFB will not follow up with plans to allow 300 spectators to enter the stadium. The Robert Koch Institute estimated that there have been 66.3 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days. Cities with a rate of over 50 are considered to be high-risk. Last week, the health authorities canceled plans to allow 9,200 fans for last Wednesday’s international against Turkey at the Rhein-Energie-Stadion.
The German Football Association is still planning to offer fans free tickets for one of the national team matches this calendar year. Germany has two matches scheduled for the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig – 11 November against the Czech Republic and 14 November against Ukraine.