Foreign Minister Steinmeier to honour German Football Ambassador 2014 and open “Football Spanning the Globe” exhibition

04.05.2014 - Press release

At a ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office on Monday, 5 May 2014, at 5.00 p.m. the German Football Ambassador prize will be awarded for the second time. Foreign Minister Steinmeier will be present.

The award honours German coaches and players whose activities abroad have contributed to Germany’s good reputation around the world.

This year’s nominees are Winfried Schäfer, Monika Staab and Klaus Stärk.

An additional “People’s Choice” award will also be presented on Monday to one of eleven prominent German players abroad on this year’s shortlist.

The award ceremony also marks the start of the exhibition “Football Spanning the Globe”, which will be on show in the Federal Foreign Office atrium from 5 May to 18 July. Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Brazil kicking off in a few weeks’ time, the exhibition highlights how important football is for a country’s image.

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