Uli Hoeness, the president of FC Bayern Munich, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in a tax case that gripped Germany and tainted the image of the country’s most successful soccer club.
Uli Hoeness, the president of FC Bayern Munich, may face prison in a tax evasion case that has gripped Germany and tainted the image of the country’s most successful soccer club and its sponsors.
For Uli Hoeness, the next four days will be a painful reminder of how a decade-old “folly” turned a German soccer icon into one of the country’s most prominent tax dodgers.
Soccer’s governing body FIFA is closing down an advisory group that was set up to suggest ways of making the sport more attractive.
World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, the man heading a task-force responsible for suggesting ways to improve soccer, didn’t show up for its first meeting in Zurich today.
The head of soccer’s global governing body is asking former German World Cup winning captain Franz Beckenbauer to find an alternative to penalty shootouts to decide tied matches.
Soccer rulemakers will consider a proposal that would allow a fourth substitution in extra time in games, among measures put forward by a group trying to improve the sport.
Holger Osieck , an assistant to Franz Beckenbauer on Germany’s 1990 soccer World Cup-winning team, was hired as Australia coach to oversee a “period of rejuvenation and transition,” Football Federation Australia said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
German soccer players are perceived -- especially by the English -- as being totally steadfast when faced with taking a penalty kick. It wasn’t always so.
"I would be very happy for Wayne Rooney to come to Bayern."
- Franz Beckenbauer on Mar 11, 2013