DFB calls off Chile game

German Football
By German Football November 12, 2009 02:15

DFB calls off Chile game

Following the tragic death of German goalkeeper Robert Enke, the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) calls off the game against Chile in Cologne on Saturday. Fans having bought and purchased tickets will be reimbursed. Detailed information on the proceedure will be published on this webpage.

The decision was made in a meeting this Wednesday in Bonn, with DFB-President Dr. Theo Zwanziger, General Secretary Wolfgang Niersbach, the team’s coach Joachim Löw and the team-manager Oliver Bierhoff participating. The team had also voted for a cancellation of the game against Chile.

“We could not play the game against Chile on Saturday, that was a unanimous decision”, said Dr. Zwanziger, who added that the decision “was without an alternative.” Enke died on Tuesday at the age of 32.

The cancellation leaves Germany with just two games ahead of the nomination of the World Cup roster – next week’s game in Gelsenkirchen against the Ivory Coast (Wednesday, November 18, 8.45 P.M., live on ARD) and the classic football confrontation with Argentinia on March 3rd in Munich.

[DFB.de]

German Football
By German Football November 12, 2009 02:15
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