Sierra Leone, Uganda, Egypt, Thailand, Tuvalu – just a few of the places Burkhard Pape has worked as a coach. Few have seen as much of the world’s game as the 83-year-old from Magdeburg.
Already a world champion and cult hero, Bastian Schweinsteiger is now also German football ambassador. The Chicago Fire midfielder wins the audience prize, while Miroslav Klose and coach Horst Kriete are also winners.
German media have reported that the German Football Association (DFB) might end its long partnership with premium carmaker Mercedes and switch to rival Volkswagen as the car sponsor for the national team.
Mercedes' days as lead sponsor of the German Football Federation (DFB) are counted. The dieselgate tricksters of Volkswagen are taking over. That's more bad news for Mercedes' parent company Daimler, says Henrik Böhme.
Volkswagen, and its in-depth sponsorship of German football, was rocked by the emissions scandal, a year ago. Now Europe's biggest carmaker will partner international football's world champions until the summer of 2024.
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