How much of a crisis is soccer facing? With Fritz Keller, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Wolfram Eilenberger, Sandra Schwedler and Christoph Biermann

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How much of a crisis is soccer facing? With Fritz Keller, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Wolfram Eilenberger, Sandra Schwedler and Christoph Biermann


Stadiums are full, viewing figures are good, and yet there’s a widespread feeling that people are tired of soccer. Some spectators are turning away due to the commercialization of the game, people are exasperated by the German national team, and amateur soccer feels it’s been left behind. But what’s actually going wrong? The new president of the German Soccer Association (DFB), Fritz Keller, must find a way to revive his struggling organization. As chairman of VfB Stuttgart, Thomas Hitzlsperger tries to maintain a balance between the romance of soccer and its business side. Sandra Schwedler started out as a fan of FC St. Pauli and today is the only female chair of the board at a German professional club. Philosopher Wolfram Eilenberger not only thinks about soccer; he is also active in the national authors’ team. Christoph Biermann from the soccer magazine 11FREUNDE will guide us through this evening.

  • Thursday 19 March

    Thursday
    19. March 2020
    19:30

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    Martinstraße 29–37
    Innenstadt

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Mitwirkende

Christoph Biermann

Christoph Biermann, born 1960, is a member of the editorial board of…

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Fritz Keller

Fritz Keller, geboren 1957 in Freiburg im Breisgau, ist Winzer,…

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Sandra Schwedler

Sandra Schwedler wurde 1980 in Hamburg geboren. Nach langjähriger …

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Thomas Hitzlsperger

Thomas Hitzlsperger wurde 1982 in München geboren und war als …

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Wolfram Eilenberger

Wolfram Eilenberger, geboren 1972 in Freiburg im Breisgau, war…

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