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Germany, Netherlands & Belgium jointly to bid for 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup!

The Belgium, German and Dutch football federations join forces to take a shot at hosting the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the world’s biggest women’s sporting event. The three nations, represented by Peter Bossaert (general-secretary RBFA), Heike Ullrich (deputy general-secretary DFB) and Gijs de Jong (general-secretary KNVB), have a clear …

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First meet of Germany’s Working groups of the task force for the future of professional football!

The “Taskforce Zukunft Profifußball” (task force for the future of German professional football) is commencing its operations. The Executive Committee of the DFL appointed the 36 experts from sport, society, politics and business in September, and their first meeting will take place this week. In the coming months, the participants …

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DFB & DFL launch Management in Professional Football course with 14 participants!

It was back in March that the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Academy first announced their new joint project – and now the “Management in Professional Football” programme is all set to start. The aim of the programme is to prepare those responsible for sporting activities primarily at …

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Parallel Sports: 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup set to be postponed again!

Parallel Sports reports that the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India is set for another postponement due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Originally the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was supposed to be played in October/November 2020 and then was pushed to February/March 2021 but with qualifiers for …

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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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