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World Cup news today: Philipp Lahm: Europeans must prevent another scandal in the World Cup award


"A World Cup without Europe doesn't work": Philipp Lahm calls for "transparent allocation procedures" for upcoming tournaments. One cannot rely on Fifa President Infantino.

On December 2, 2010, the World Cup was awarded to Qatar



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Fan alliance to the DFB advisory group: "It's absurd"


a.m .: The “Our Curve” fan alliance sharply criticizes the German Football Association for putting together the expert council to organize the men’s national team.

“It's absurd that the same people always talk about the same topics and then expect different results.

How should something new, something innovative be created with this approach?" Spokeswoman Helen Breit told the dpa news agency.

"It would have been the ideal time to show that the DFB has understood the basics: that they have to stop circling around themselves."

After the German national team was eliminated in the group phase, an external DFB advisory group - including Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Matthias Sammer - started work on Thursday.

Among other things, plans should be discussed as to how the EM 2024 can be successfully organized again in your own country.

"I can't imagine that a refreshing, sustainable, grassroots and sustainable structural change can succeed in this constellation," said Breit.

In addition to a lack of sporting success, the national team has long been accused of not being close to the base.

Philipp Lahm: Europeans must prevent another scandal when the World Cup is awarded

6.23 a.m .:

Philipp Lahm has severely criticized the Swiss World Association President Gianni Infantino.

“Fifa has lost more credibility because of the top representative.

One increasingly gets the impression that Gianni Infantino is not looking for the best solution in terms of football and that he simply does not have integrity,” wrote Lahm in his column for the editorial network Germany (RND).

Twelve years ago, the child fell into the well when the World Cup was awarded to Qatar.

Lahm: »Infantino doesn't give the impression that he wants to change anything.

He takes advantage of the game.

That is the problem of Fifa, a European-based institution - not football.

And that can only be changed by finally relying on a reasonable, transparent award procedure in the future.«

According to Lahm, the Europeans "must now stand together and prevent another scandal like that of the 2010 World Cup."

You have to show integrity, "Europe has to remain defensive," said the 39-year-old Bayern star, "because a World Cup without Europe doesn't work.

At EURO 2024, the tournament director wants “to bring our values ​​back to the fore, and above all the game.

In a democratic country – and I think that people want that«.

Former world champion Karembeu on Deschamps: "He sees everything"

6.10 a.m .:

According to former world champion Christian Karembeu, France’s renewed final entry is also thanks to the leadership of national coach Didier Deschamps.

'Didier is pragmatic.

That's it.

He had to deal with a lot of injuries and cancellations here.

But he made the right decisions, made the right changes, found the right team," said Karembeu at the Legenden Cup of former soccer stars in Doha.

The 52-year-old became world champion in 1998 together with the then France captain Deschamps.

'He sees everything.

That's why he's now in his third World Cup final," Karembeu said in praise of his former team-mate.

The 54-year-old Deschamps could become the second coach after Italy's Vittorio Pozzo, who twice led his side to World Cup triumphs, with a win against Argentina on Sunday.

The Équipe Tricolore can also successfully defend their title from 2018 as the first team since Brazil 1962.

Before the tournament, France had to cope with the injury-related absences of several top performers such as Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté.


Source: spiegel

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