German football, the Bundesliga and the countdown to EURO 2024
23 January 2023 | 10:39 am
The Bundesliga resumes after another poor World Cup and with EURO 2024 in Germany just 18 months away. Amid myriad problems and personnel changes in German football, one man has emerged as particularly powerful.
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