The voetbalpassie of Angela Merkel

The German chancellor will generally be cool about it. Except when they’re in a football stadium.

Angela Merkel on the side of Werner Spinner, chairman of FC Cologne. © AFP

When the German national team important games to play, is Angela Merkel usually present. While other politicians in a black suit on the stand, sit and remain neutral, balt, they triumphantly the fists to score a goal. Hearings in the German bundestag are often adapted in function of the calendar of the Mannschaft. Such as during the world cup of 2014, when Merkel to Rio traveled to Germany in the final to encourage. After the match, she goes always to the dressing room. To the players to congratulate or to comfort.

Angela Merkel has definitely something with football. She is an honorary member of Energie Cottbus, a club that was ever in the Bundesliga played, but now it is down to the Regionalliga, the German in five sets undivided fourth class. There is Cottbus by the way second, at a respectable distance of the Carl Zeiss Jena Roland Duchâtelet.

But Angela Merkel would be especially an admiration for Bayern Munich. She is under the impression the way the club in economic terms. But completely against her image in the looking for Merkel, especially, passion in football. Therefore, she went two weeks ago to a home match of FC Köln against Eintracht Frankfurt. Other associations may larger stadiums and more success, at little clubs is the football so passionately, experienced and celebrated as a at FC Köln. In the meantime, wanted Merkel also inform about the commitment of the club in a project for the integration of refugees into the German labour market.

Angela Merkel enjoys football. So it was in 1974, when the GDR during the world cup in West Germany by the memorable goal scored by Jürgen Sparwasser 1-0 won of the Federal republic of germany. The care of Angela Merkel, who was Angela Kasner was named and studied, was then and there that she by her teacher with the advantages of the socialist system, would be enlightened.

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