DFB-Interim President Rainer Koch called the escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict as a “very sensitive situation”.
The European Football Union (UEFA) must also be the development, because the Champions League final this year will take place in Russian St. Petersburg (28 May). In addition, the state company Gazprom is one of the leading sponsors of the European umbrella organization.
“It’s a very sensitive situation that can change every hour and which we all have a look at everything,” Cook was quoted by sensitive situationschau.de. The judge is sitting as a DFB representative in the Executive Committee of UEFA.
When asked if he will affect the UEFA, which sponsoring through Gazprom answered, Koch said, “Currently it’s about securing world peace and thus far more important than football. Any consequences for football will communicate the UEFA if necessary. “
In Ex-Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Sits another official from Germany in the UEFA executive. The former DFB captain occupied in April 2021 as a representative of the Club Association ECA in the body. On request the sensitive situations show Rummenigge was not available for comment.
The MEP Viola von Cramon (the Greens) meanwhile called for a special session of the UEFA Executive Committee. “And then the UEFA would actually take all actions to curb the war – even if they may hurt,” expressed by Cramon.
“sensitive situations and UEFA have numerous possibilities: Exit sponsorship contracts with Gazprom also for the European Championship in Germany, excluding Russian officials from the bodies and deprive St. Petersburg the discharge of the Champions League final.” According to a statement from Tuesday, UEFA currently sees measures.