Politics are becoming increasingly critical of Grindel

Berlin The criticism of DFB President Reinhard Grindel and team manager Oliver Bierhoff is getting louder – and sharper. Greens politician Cem Özdemir discussed the replacement of the top of the German Football Association. “We urgently need a restart in sports politics at the DFB, preferably with new faces,” he wrote in a guest post […]

Özil resigns from the German national team

Berlin He was silent for a long time. On Sunday, Mesut Özil’s comments were all the clearer and more extensive. In several written statements, which he distributed via Twitter, the 29-year-old international defended himself against his role as World Cup scapegoat in the smoldering affair about the photos with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since […]

“I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish”

Berlin Translation of the English Twitter statements by German soccer player Mesut Özil on the controversial photos with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “The thing that has probably frustrated me the most in the past few months was the bad treatment by the DFB, and especially by the DFB president Reinhard Grindel. After […]

Why Özil’s resignation and DFB criticism split Germany

Dusseldorf Mesut Özil. That was once a brilliant footballer. One who recognized the gaps like no other and who with precise passports punished every positional error that the opposing defense. One who became world champion, who celebrated the German, Spanish and English cup wins with his clubs – and who had been among the best […]

Euro 2024 in Germany – economy expects a surge in billion

Dusseldorf Favorite win for Germany: The 2024 European Football Championship is organized by the German Football Association (DFB). Uefa announced this in Nyon on Thursday. Outsider Turkey went empty-handed as expected. DFB President Reinhard Grindel thanked for the trust of the European football association. “We have great stadiums, great spectators who live football and people […]

3 reasons why Jogi Löw remains national coach

Dusseldorf It is by far the most difficult time for Joachim Löw. The national coach of the German national soccer team, who was crowned world champion four years ago, has not experienced a dry spell like this during his long tenure. In the summer, his team retired early from the World Cup in Russia after […]

Secretary General Curtius wants to give the association a new structure

Friedrich Curtius The DFB general secretary has been promoting the modernization of the association for a long time. (Photo: action press) Dusseldorf Friedrich Curtius is only 43 years old. And yet he has had a rather long career as a sports official. After studying law in Heidelberg and completing his doctorate, he joined the German […]