DFB interim president Rainer Koch has criticized the broadcast of German football players’ World Cup qualifiers in Portugal only in a live stream.
“It is a shame that this important World Cup qualifier cannot attract the attention of the German football public,” the coach said in a digital media round before the game in Faro on Tuesday (7 p.m.).
The fact that the game is not playing on free TV is “depressing and unfortunate”. The kick-off timing is difficult from the point of view of the “ZDF” due to the “Hate” program, but in a similarly important match between the men’s national team, the coach would have made a different decision.
Therefore, he wanted to “set an example for the top of the DFB”, adding that “we hope such a case will not happen again”.
Kunjar too serious
The subject of TV broadcasting on public broadcasters and the unfortunate timing of the start is increasingly causing public debate. For example, “ARD” expert Nia Kunzer criticized her own station in October for approaches that no longer do justice to the potential of women’s football.
ZDF sports director Thomas Fuhrmann said Tuesday evening before the coach’s remarks on “SID” inquiries about the planned Internet broadcast: “ARD and ZDF have broadcast rights for domestic international games – we are glad we still have Portugal are able to play. -Germany game to be shown in livestream on Tuesday.”
In terms of sport, the DFB women’s top sport at the end of the year is of great importance. A victory for the table leaders in Group H (15 points) against the lone serious chaser (13) would mean a big step towards a World Cup ticket. Only the group winners will qualify directly for the 2023 finals to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
DFB presidential election: Coach doesn’t believe in dual leadership
In view of the presidential election in the DFB on March 11, 2022, Koch does not believe in dual leadership.
On Monday, the co-interim chairman said, “There is no proposal to change the law by the January 11 deadline. And I don’t know of anyone who has that in mind.” Sit like a woman. There will be continuous development.”
As of now, Bernd Neuendorf (president of the Mittelrein Football Association) and Peter Peters (co-interim president of the DFB) want to replace Fritz Keller, who resigned in May. Recently there has been repeated speculation about a potential candidate for the women’s initiative “Football Can Do More”.
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