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The beginnings of association football, initially a mixture of football and rugby, can be found in 1874 with the introduction of football into school sports at the Martino-Katharineum high school by Konrad Koch in Braunschweig. At the beginning of Jürgen Klinsmann's term of office, the position of national team manager was introduced. He also managed to ensure that no newcomer from the party, apart from the head of Gau 3 (Berlin) Otto Glöckler, reached leadership positions in the new football association. It was there that Herberger also learned that, due to a decision by Tschammer von Osten, the Greater German team was to be formed from "Reich German" amateur national players and at least five (until then) professional "Austrian Germans". Above all, with the help of the chairman of the German Reich Committee for Physical Exercise (thus dominant in all German sports associations such as the DFB and NOK), the Reich sports leader Hans von Tschammer und Osten, the ideal image of the Nazis was able to be implanted throughout German sport. The importance of the DFB was gradually reduced because the Reich Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach had already appointed Tschammer von Osten as the representative for physical education for the entire German youth on December 1, 1936 and he also made all decisions in German football alone.

The 2-0 defeat against Norway at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, in which Adolf Hitler attended his only international match, also appeared to be a debacle, as a result of which important, previously existing support was missing and ultimately the replacement of Nerz (who resigned in 1938). was initiated against Sepp Herberger. In Augsburg's Rosenau Stadium, the national team played against "Bundesliga international", a selection of foreign Bundesliga professionals. At the first meeting of the Executive Committee after the end of the Second World War on November 10th to 12th, 1945 in Zurich, FIFA decided to close sports relations in accordance with the FIFA statutes Germany (as well as with Japan) and thus with the national team and all associations and at the same time banned all member associations from maintaining sports relations with Germany. Nevertheless, 1. FC Nürnberg initially did without shirt numbers and only adopted them in 1951. Up to and including 1994/ In 1995 there were no fixed shirt numbers in the German clubs, so the starting eleven on every match day had shirt numbers from 1 to 11. Only these associations still had the right to hold championships. Until the First World War, there were many local associations and leagues that had not (yet) joined the DFB or the regional associations.

It was therefore no longer possible for the (already dissolved) DFB and its associations to take part in international competitions in the post-war years. Around 60 years after the end of the Third Reich, the DFB directly confronted the misconduct of its officials during the National Socialist era, as can be seen from the results of Havemann's study. As Sauper recovered from malaria and the shock of witnessing genocide in his adopted home of France, he found himself in possession of grim evidence, football jersey footage comparable to nothing less than archival footage from Nazi concentration camps. After the DFB had de facto no longer had any basis for existence from 1939 at the latest, it decided on 27. In April 1940, a general meeting called for its dissolution on July 1, 1940 and appointed three liquidators, including Linnemann. In it, co-author Karl-Adolf Scherer critically discussed the then President Felix Linnemann and the managing director of the West German Gaming Association Josef Klein. Walter Sanß from Dortmund was appointed as the first full-time managing director, meaning that the DFB's first office was set up in his house at Gutenbergstrasse 43 Dortmund.

What happened to the players who ignored this is illustrated by the case of Walter Pahl (VfB Dobberzin, Finowtal district), who was expelled from the DFB for refusing to greet him and thus banned from German football. The Munich police are investigating the paramotor pilot for dangerous bodily harm, trespassing and violation of the Aviation Act. In the semi-final against the hosts England, Portugal were mostly evenly matched, but the English made better use of their moves and also successfully man-marked Eusébio in the person of Nobby Stiles. In the semi-finals, the Portuguese met Wales and, thanks to goals from Ronaldo and Nani, reached the final for the second time since 2004 with a 2-0 win. ↑ in the second group game for the substituted captain Bernard Dietz. ↑ New coaching assignments in the junior sector. On January 28, 1900, 36 representatives from 86 clubs met in the “Zum Mariengarten” restaurant (Büttnerstrasse 10) in Leipzig for the founding meeting of the DFB, including two German-speaking clubs from Prague. Even if he was not one of the seven founding members met in Paris for the founding meeting, he was, according to the FIFA homepage, "nevertheless there from the first hour." On the 21stIn May 1904, the DFB became the eighth member of the world football association via telex on the day FIFA was founded.

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