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German Football Ambassador 2016: Burkhard Pape, Gernot Rohr and Erich Rutemöller nominated

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The German Football Ambassador initiative has announced the three nominees in the category German Football Ambassador 2016. The German coaches Burkhard Pape (football development expert), Gernot Rohr (coach for Burkina Faso’s national team) and Erich Rutemöller (football training expert) were nominated by the jury for their sporting and social commitment. The nominations are endowed and will be used to support social football projects.

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"You won’t die as long as I’m alive"

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After many years abroad, Klaus Stärk is now back in his Baden home town of Bad Dürrheim – and on the football pitch, of course.

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Outposts in the Philippines

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Alongside music and other arts, sport is a language that is understood around the world without having the requisite vocabulary. Football, which fascinates probably the largest numbers of people around the world, is especially popular. However, outside Europe in particular there are still a number of outposts where the game is still very much on the sidelines and does not enjoy any great public attention.

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Outstanding role models – on and off the pitch

Jürgen Klinsmann, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Mesut Özil – three big names in world football, three outstanding individuals both on and off the pitch. The three (former) top professional footballers were given the award put up by the GERMAN FOOTBALL AMBASSADOR initiative at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 2 June 2015, in recognition of their dedicated work for sport and society abroad.

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Bundesliga legends versus Philippines all-star team

Guido Buchwald, Fredi Bobic, Dieter Eilts, Jörg Albertz, Thomas von Heesen and Dieter Burdenski – names that awaken memories among so many German football fans. These former Bundesliga stars met on 18 October in Manila with one goal in mind: raising the profile of football in the Philippines.

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