He was always an integral part of the ZDF reporting at football festivals.
But now it is clear: The EM 2021 will take place without Oliver Welke.
The 2022 World Cup too.
Berlin - The end for "Olli & Olli" for the EM 2021 is double sealed.
Moderator Oliver Welke and expert Oliver Kahn formed a long-term ZDF duo at major football events *.
The "Titan" announced a few months ago that Oliver Kahn *, who is now a board member of FC Bayern *, no longer acts as a TV expert.
Now it is clear: Oliver Welke will not be at the EM 2021 * or the 2022 World Cup either.
The reports the media magazine
EM 2021: Oliver Welke not present as a presenter for ZDF
"We found an amicable solution in very good discussions with Oliver Welke," confirms a ZDF spokesman.
"Since Oliver Welke will be the presenter of the 'heute show' on ZDF at the 2022 World Cup in November and December, it was the joint decision to switch to the European Championship in summer 2021."
In the video: Munich remains the host of the EM 2021
EM 2021: Out for "Olli and Olli" - after Oliver Kahn left, Oliver Welke is also missing
ZDF sports director Thomas Fuhrmann says goodbye to the duo "Olli & Olli" apparently with at least one crying eye. "Oliver Welke has shaped with Oliver Kahn as experts at his side the ZDF football coverage of the major events in recent years," he says loudly
. And explains further: “Due to the postponement of the European Football Championship and the departure of Oliver Kahn last year, the change is now taking place. Thank you very much for the excellent cooperation. "
A Twitter user thinks the decision is "an unbelievable shame". According to the report, Jochen Breyer * and Katrin Müller-Hohenstein * should definitely belong to the ZDF * EM team. The most important dates for the EM 2021 can be found here.
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