Tuesday , April 13 2021

General

Launch of research project into the health of former professional footballers!

At NAKO’s research centres, tests have recently begun on former professional footballers as part of a research project supported by DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, the German Football Association (DFB), the statutory insurance association for occupational accidents VBG and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The extensive NAKO test …

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1.FC Heidenheim crowned Virtual Bundesliga champion in eFootball!

1.FC Heidenheim 1846 are the new German Club Champions in eFootball. The team featuring the players Deniel “Denii10” Mutic, Denis “Denis” Müller, Niklas “Niklugi” Luginsland, Oliver “edler-litter.de” Häussler and Serhat “Serhatino01” Öztürk beat FC St. Pauli 6:0 in the final of the VBL Club Championship by bevestor on Sunday afternoon. …

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OneFootball welcome Germany’s DFB, Borussia Dortmund & Tottenham Hotspur as shareholders!

OneFootball has announced that the German Football Association (DFB), Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have joined them as new shareholders. OneFootball said in an official release that its three new shareholders will support the strategic direction of the business, which claims to reach 85 million …

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German Women’s Bundesliga players issue protest letter to DFB over Heiko Vogel verdict!

Footballers from Germany’s two top-tier women’s leagues, the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga (FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga) and the 2nd Division Bundesliga (2. Frauen-Bundesliga), have issued a letter to the German FA (DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund) in protest to a verdict against Borussia Mönchengladbach’s men’s U-23 team head coach Heiko Vogel. Vogel demonstrated “unsporting …

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Play For Her: New platform for Women’s Football professionals & amateurs!

German women’s football icons Julia Simic (AC Milan), Lina Magull (FC Bayern Munich) and Laura Vetterlein (West Ham United) have launched a new platform called “Play For Her” on various social media channels to help women’s footballers and to inspire them with their very own experiences at the highest level. …

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FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee closes cases of Beckenbauer, Zwanziger & Schmidt!

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ruled that the conduct of Franz Beckenbauer, Theo Zwanziger and Horst. R. Schmidt in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup cannot be prosecuted due to the expiry of the applicable limitation period for prosecution in accordance with article 12 of …

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Germany’s concept for gradual return of spectators presented!

An initiative made up of a broad range of experts and scientists, as well as organisations from culture and sports, has presented a comprehensive concept that could allow spectators and guests to once again participate in cultural and sporting events under strict hygiene and infection control measures. With their concept, …

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DFB adopts IHRA’s working definition of Antisemitism!

The DFB Commission for Social Responsibility has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition is as follows: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or …

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DFL Foundation & German Sports Aid Foundation kick off Olympics year with tv spots for talents in over 50 sports!

“We’re competing because some dreams are worth pursuing” – that is the encouraging message from young athletes in a series of new multimedia spots as well as numerous social media contents. With these adverts, the DFL Foundation and German Sports Aid Foundation (Deutsche Sporthilfe) are continuing their commitment to talents …

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Assisting health authorities with contact tracing: Leading cultural, hospitality & sports associations explore collaboration!

With a view to recording and tracking visitor flows during the coronavirus pandemic, leading associations in Germany from the areas of culture, hospitality and sport are exploring cross-sector collaboration. The initial aim is to analyse whether jointly deploying one or more technical solutions could be a viable way to efficiently …

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