Sports World: More names for Battle of Europe

More names for Battle of Europe

The Battle Of Europe 2016 - England Masters vs Germany Masters on Nov 12 at the National Stadium will now include goalkeeper David James and midfielder Lee Hendrie turning out for England.

Germany also have new additions in 1990 World Cup winner Karl-Heinz Riedle, and defender Christoph Metzelder.

Organised by Masters Football Asia, tickets start from $19. Family packages (two adults and two children below the age of 12) at $100 and VIP packages at $200, are available at and

Swiss investigation on Beckenbauer

ZURICH • Prosecutors from Switzerland are investigating Franz Beckenbauer, after a news report said that the German football great was suspected of money laundering and breach of trust in connection with the award of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Spiegel Online said that the accusations were linked to Beckenbauer's role as head of the organising committee for Germany's successful bid to host the tournament.


French in support of Slovenia's Ceferin

PARIS • The French Football Federation will be backing Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin to become the new Uefa president. More than 20 countries have now declared support for Ceferin to take over from Michel Platini in an election on Sept 14.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe