Reviews DFB Vice President Koch calls for: Sport on Merkel's agenda

12:45  20 february  2021
12:45  20 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

Germany. The general elections are due to take place on September 26, 2021

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DFB Vice President Rainer Koch is pushing for the training ban for amateur and youth footballers to be lifted as soon as possible and is also making politicians responsible. “We demand that sport is also discussed on March 3, when the Prime Minister's Conference meets with the Chancellor. It's about making it clear that football is much more than the Bundesliga and the national team, ”said the 62-year-old of the“ Berliner Zeitung ”.

Rainer Koch, DFB-Vizepräsident. © Sven Hoppe / dpa / archive image Rainer Koch, DFB Vice President.

The top official of the German Football Association warned of the consequences of the forced sports break in the corona pandemic, especially for children. "The moment the children come back to school, there is no longer any reason why the same children cannot move around the football field in the afternoon," said Koch. For the time being, it was only about training and not about “being able to play point games again on March 10”.

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On Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany called for the United States and Europe to reach a “joint agenda ” for solving relations with China and Russia. After the Storm, a Fight for Survival in Mozambique.

Merkel has congratulated Donald Trump on his win in the US presidential election. She reminded the Republican of their countries' shared values, while German politicians of all stripes lined up to express their shock. "Whoever the American people elect as their president in free and fair elections, that has a significance far beyond the USA," the chancellor said in Berlin on Wednesday. "Germany and America are bound by their values: democracy, freedom, the respect for the law and the dignity of human beings, independent of their origin, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political position

The chef responsible for amateur athletes at the DFB warned urgently against driving a wedge between professional and recreational athletes. “Yes, and that's why it's important to call for a differentiated discussion. On the one hand, to be aware of the privileged position of professional football and, conversely, to convey to the amateurs how important it is that professional football can take place, ”said the head of the Bavarian Football Association.

On Friday, DFB President Fritz Keller and Koch had already spoken in an open letter for the early return of all young footballers to everyday training. Koch emphasized that this letter was not just an advance for football. “We don't see ourselves as lone fighters, football wants to lead the way, we like to be the spearhead. In our letter it says: "We would have loved to call out to you: Open the sports fields again" - you can see that we are not only thinking of football, "said the DFB Vice President.

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