The new President Bernd Neuendorf once again certified a "enormous image damage" to the German Football Association (DFB).
The many disputes, allegations and scandals of the younger past would have taken care of for a bad image, said the successor of the preceded Fritz cellar to the "mirror". Now, however, "Many have understood that we have reached a point where there are no winners if we are even more disassembling."
To raise changes, "we can no longer make a picture as in the past three years," said Neuendorf.
"My first priority is to lead the DFB in a quiet flare and do not think about which next position I want to take," Neuendorf said. "But it is undisputed: With regard to the upcoming European Championship in Germany 2024 and for the application of the Women's World Cup 2027, we need a strong international representation."
DFB by Peter Peters and Rainer Koch represented
The DFB is represented by Peter Peters in the Council of the World Association FIFA and Rainer Koch in the Executive Committee of the European Football Union UEFA.
Both officials are chosen in their respective international bodies by 2025, but had to accept the past DFB Bundestag in March but Herbe election defeats. Therefore, both do not sit in the DFB presidium.
"After the Bundestag, we have to revise this situation. Rainer Koch and Peter Peters, our two representatives, have clearly lost in the votes and have no more office in the Bureau. Now we will discuss in the presidium, which results in it," said Neuendorf. The 60-year-old had won the presidential election against Peters.
"You do not go to Qatar to sit only in the stadium"
In UEFA, the regulations provide for members of the Executive Committee in their National Association President or Vice President. "If this prerequisite is no longer fulfilled by one member during the term of office, the position of the Executive Committee member for the remainder of the term of office continues to hold further, unless his association asks the UEFA to relieve him of the Office," says in the statutes.
Neuendorf emphasized that in the run-up to the World Cup, he deals critically with the human rights situation in the venue of Qatar and to comment on working conditions and the rights of women, Neuendorf said, "You do not go to Qatar to sit only in the stadium."
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