DFL, Seifert: DFL Managing Director Christian Seifert has ruled out the relocation of individual Bundesliga matches abroad. “We will never play a points game outside Germany,” said the 49-year-old at the football summit of the weekly magazine Die Zeit in Frankfurt am Main. The Spanish La Liga recently announced its intention to play one match per season in the USA. The main goal is to increase marketing opportunities. For Seifert, a similar decision by the German Football League (DFL) would be a sign of “lack of respect” for the fans and the US League (MLS). “In the USA, they don’t need anyone to promote football,” Seifert said: “That’s a limit that we won’t cross.”
Basketball: National team captain Robin Benzing (29) changes to the Turkish first division basketball team Besiktas Istanbul. This was announced by Lumani 10.7, Forward’s agency, on Facebook. Benzing had played for the Bundesliga club s.Oliver Würzburg last season and used an option to withdraw from his contract. “I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the next step in my career with Besiktas Istanbul. It will be an exciting year with high ambitions in the Turkish league and of course in the Champions League,” said the 133-time international. Benzing is missing because of the change at the Supercup in Hamburg this weekend. Benzing thanked the responsible persons of the German Basketball Federation (DBB), who had enabled him to “react quickly and travel to Istanbul to start my new job“. With the agreement of the DBB, Benzing left on Sunday. “It’s a shame, of course, that Robin can’t be there at this stage. We know how attached he is to the national team, he is a very important part of it and we very much hope that he can help us again soon,” said national coach Henrik Rödl.
England, FC Arsenal: “Shkodran Mustafi will not be threatened by any repercussions after his goal celebration at Arsenal’s 3-2 (1-1) victory in Cardiff. According to the British media, the English Football Association will not initiate an investigation. Mustafi had used his hands to show the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag after scoring his header in the 11th minute. If the goal celebration of the defender, who was born the son of Albanian immigrants, had been interpreted as a political gesture, he might have been punished. The Tipico Sports Review will help them know what they want to play.
Mustafi had pointed the double eagle in the direction of his teammate Granit Xhaka. The Swiss with Kosovan roots had already caused trouble with this gesture at the World Cup in Russia. FIFA considered them to be “unsportsmanlike behaviour” and fined Xhaka and Swiss internationals Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Shkodran Mustafi Honours
- Germany U17
*UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2009
*FIFA World Cup: 2014
*FIFA Confederations Cup: 2017
Spain, Real Valladolid: Triple Brazilian world footballer Ronaldo has taken over Primera División promoted Real Valladolid. Ronaldo has acquired 51 per cent of the club’s shares and is raising “high hopes” with his commitment, club president Carlos Suárez explained at the ceremonial announcement of the deal on Monday at Valladolid Town Hall, just under 200 kilometres northwest of Madrid. The Online Casino Test will also be scrutinized.
Ex-pro Ronaldo promised: “We want to try to be as big as possible“. “I am convinced that it will be very difficult to win against us if we show unity,” added the 2002 world champion. According to media reports, 41-year-old Ronaldo invested around 30 million euros to acquire the majority of the shares. The Brazilian will now be in charge of the club. According to reports, however, Ronaldo will not take over the office of club president for the time being. Suárez, who has been in office for 17 years, is to retain his position. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is to become chairman of the board of directors of Real Valladolid.
Ronaldo already held shares in the former US profic club Fort Lauderdale Strikers and recently showed interest in taking over a club in England or Spain. “I want to do something innovative. I think I’m ready for this challenge,” he once told the Brazilian newspaper Folha. Ronaldo played in Europe for PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan among others. He finished his professional career with Corinthians Sao Paulo in 2011. People who plays Online Sports Betting will surely wait for his return.
After two draws and a defeat, newcomer Valladolid is now in 16th place in the Spanish Championship after three matchdays.