Schweinsteiger extended as ARD expert: High point in Munich?
"Dare to name critical topics"
Created: 01/11/2023 05:23
By: Patrick Mayer
Another team for ARD: presenter Esther Sedlaczek and expert Bastian Schweinsteiger (formerly FC Bayern).
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FC Bayern icon Bastian Schweinsteiger will also accompany the home EM 2024 in Germany as an expert for the ARD.
The ex-Munich gets a lot of praise.
Munich – It was a well-rehearsed duo at the controversial World Cup 2022 in Qatar: Esther Sedlaczek and Bastian Schweinsteiger accompanied the World Cup in the Emirate for ARD.
She, the 37-year-old daughter of actor Sven Martinek ("The Clown").
He, the 38-year-old ex-professional from FC Bayern, who himself became world champion with Germany in Brazil in 2014.
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"Das Erste" now heralded the continuation of the cooperation: Schweinsteiger will also be present as an expert at the home European Championship 2024 in the live soccer broadcasts of the ARD.
The public TV broadcaster announced the extension of the contract with Upper Bavaria this Tuesday (January 10).
Former Bayern star Schweinsteiger was signed by ARD in 2019, his contract initially ran up to and including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The former world-class midfielder received a lot of praise from today's employer.
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"We basically agreed with Bastian Schweinsteiger last year that we want to continue on our common path," explained ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky: "Over the past three years, Bastian has shown that he is not just an entertaining conversationalist, but also excellent at analyzing.
At the same time, he also dares to name and classify critical issues – he clearly showed that during the World Cup.”
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An example: After Germany's disastrous World Cup performance in Qatar, Schweinsteiger literally dismantled the DFB team on ARD.
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Fancy a voyage of discovery?
“Are we a tournament team?
No, we are not at all.
You need a good defence, you need stability in the team and that starts at the back.
You have to manage to take teams out of the game.
You were 1-0 up twice and managed to turn the game around again.
These things shouldn't happen," said Schweinsteiger at the time, and asked with a view to the defense: "Where is this fire?
That it sometimes rattles and you counteract it.
No, we stand away.”
Are we a tournament team?
No, we are not at all.
ARD expert Bastian Schweinsteiger after the World Cup in Qatar
EM 2024 in Germany: Opening game in Munich Allianz Arena - with Bastian Schweinsteiger?
After the 2-1 draw against Japan at the start of the World Cup, Schweinsteiger ruthlessly dismantled the German national team's game on TV.
And at the EM 2024?
Will the football star from Kolbermoor have his peak as an expert in the Allianz Arena in Munich, where he once celebrated great success?
On June 14, 2024, the DFB team will play the opening game in the north of the Isar metropolis.
So far it is unclear whether ARD or ZDF will show the prelude – and who in return will be allowed to broadcast the final.