About four years before the start of the next world Cup, Oliver Bierhoff with an Interview for a stir. The head of sports, and Manager of the selection of the German Football Association (DFB) spends just a few days in Doha, the capital of Qatar. In order to win the "findings and to gather impressions" on the Website of the DFB .
These findings serve primarily to make early thoughts on possible world Cup-accommodation of the German footballer . But of course, it is also important to establish contacts and to get a first impression of the host country.
the focus of the trip is a visit to the Aspire Academy, where Bayern Munich on 10. January training camp completed. This huge training center includes a 2.5 square kilometer large area and is home to 15 football fields, a stadium for 50,000 spectators, as well as one of the largest gyms in the world.
A not uncontroversial Academy
The Academy was in the past in the criticism. Since you've influenced in accordance with the 2017 published Reports that Fifa chief investigator Michael J. Garcia targeted the members of the Executive Committee. The Committee was, until 2016, the highest decision-making body of Fifa. It decided on the venue and time of a world Cup and consisted of 23 members of the different continental associations.
awarding The world Cup to Qatar in December 2010, is said to have been influenced by the Academy. This, among other things, by an increased commitment during the procurement process in Thailand and Nigeria, the home country of two voting members of the Committee. With the help of the company should be built on a "sustainable dream academies" and the friendship games will be held.
Bierhoffs positive impression
Bierhoff sprayed in an Interview on the training grounds of the Aspire Academy, a consistently positive attitude. So he sees "great things, fantastic facilities" and a "grandiose Vision and work, which drives Aspire here in different areas. So much space, so much quality."
The German is fond of the work of the Emirate regarding the home world Cup in 2022. "With so much Effort and enthusiasm of Qatar has a good chance to make the world Cup a good Team," attests the 50-Year-old in an Interview with the Aspire Academy. The Qatari national team currently ranks at 93. Place in the Fifa world rankings. One of the biggest successes in the football history of the Emirate of the 1:0 victory against Switzerland in Lugano in mid-November 2018. (ECA)
Created: 11.01.2019, 13:54 PM