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AFC confirms media partnership with Sportdigital in Germany, Austria & Switzerland!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that Sportdigital will be their new media partner broadcasting select AFC national team and club competitions from 2021-24 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Sportdigital’s deal covers the AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 and 2024, all AFC’s men’s youth competitions, the AFC Cup …

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Germany’s DFB extends five substitutions rule!

The DFB Presidential Board has confirmed in writing that there will be five substitutes allowed per game in DFB competitions for the upcoming 2020/21 season. The rule has been in place since the resumption of the 2019/20 season following the suspension of the season caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The …

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Germany’s 2020 Player of the Year: Honours of Lewandowski, Flick & Harder!

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has been named as Germany’s Player of the Year for the first time. The 32-year-old succeeds previous winner Marco Reus after receiving the majority support of journalists (276 selections) in a vote organized by kicker magazine. Manager of the Year went to former DFB sporting director …

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AFC confirms rights deal with Sport1 in Germany, Austria & Switzerland!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today, August 26 announced that Sport1 GmbH will be their new media partner, broadcasting the AFC Champions League for the 2021 and 2022 seasons in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As an established dedicated sports broadcaster, with a large distribution in the region, Sport1 will …

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BIGinSports podcast: Sports & Politics ft. Arunava Chaudhuri!

In the latest BIGinSports podcast, Laura Luft, Patric Hoch and Arunava Chaudhuri discuss in the fifth episode the issue of sports and politics. Listen to the BIGinSports podcast in Germany under: https://meinsportpodcast.de/mixed-sport/biginsports-podcast/der-4-sportstammtisch-politik-im-s Sport und Politik, ein schwieriges Gebilde! Zum Einen finanziert die Politik den Sport mit Fördergeldern und Konzepten, zum …

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Organising UEFA club finals in record-breaking time: Germany!

In an average year, UEFA and a host venue require 12 months to plan a competition final. In 2020, it has taken a couple of months to organise three mini-tournament finals: the Champions League, the Europa League and the Women’s Champions League in Portugal, Germany and Spain respectively. In a …

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DFB presidium approves schedule for the 2020/21 Women’s season in Germany!

The presidium of the German FA – Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) – has approved the overall schedule for the 2020-21 Women’s season at an extraordinary session on Monday, July 6. The top tier of Women’s club football – the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga (FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga) – is scheduled to kick-off its season …

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UEFA hands Germany’s “In Safe Hands” with award & 50,000 Euros!

UEFA has awarded the “In safe hands” association with the “Foundation for Children Award”. DFB President Fritz Keller presented the certificate, endowed with 50,000 euros, to Jonas Ermes at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt. The former goalkeeper of VfL Bochum founded the club, which has been supported by the DFL …

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Germany’s DFB terminates cooperation with Infront!

The German FA (Deutscher Fußball-Bund – DFB), has announced the termination of all existing contracts with its marketing partner Infront Sports & Media. The decision was made by the DFB presidium during a video conference yesteday. “The DFB, which had obtained evidence of possible damaging actions of Infront towards the …

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