Schweinsteiger wants to play in the playoffs with Chicago

Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to reach with his team of Chicago Fire at least the playoffs in the North American Football League MLS.

This goal has set the world champion and former captain of the German national team for the new season, which begins this weekend. On the official website of the professional league the team is led in the so-called “power ranking” before the start of the season in eleventh place. Out of a total of 23 teams, the twelve best reach the playoffs.

“Chicago Fire must hope that this time Bastian Schweinsteiger will remain injury free throughout the season,” the website said. The 33-year-old ex-professional of Bayern Munich had signed in January a new one-year contract with Chicago.

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Groundbreaking video evidence vote is coming up

On Saturday, the IFAB votes on the inclusion of video evidence in the football rules. The decision is also groundbreaking for the Bundesliga.

Even Joseph S. Blatter tried again from the depths of the Internet. The “personal appeal” of the former FIFA president to the “guardian of the football rules” via Twitter should, however, just as likely to die down as that of all other technology opponents. There is no way around the video-evidence revolution that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) will finalize on Saturday (9:00 am).

“The results so far give us a positive reception,” said IFAB CEO Lukas Brud to the “SID”: “There will be no political decision, but only one based on facts and statistics.” Factual arguments against the inclusion of the “VAR” (Video Assistant Referee) in the rules, there are hardly.

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“Official Football”: Vogts is behind Zorc

Michael Zorc, sporting director at Borussia Dortmund, was at the beginning of the week after a reckless statement after a disappointing draw against FC Augsburg in the criticism. On Monday evening, the 55-year-old had talked in rage, causing a daring comparison to be carried away: “We play like the officials.” Prompt responded the German civil servants and expressed his displeasure. Now none other than Berti Vogts jumped the 55-year-old aside.

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