Kaiserslautern investor Becca - "Champions League is one of our goals" - sports
Investor Becca has big plans for the crashed 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Fifa blocks the former president of the Federation of Liberia because of numerous transgressions.
3. League, 1. FC Kaiserslautern: The Luxembourgian investor Flavio Becca has big plans after joining the downtrodden traditional club 1. FC Kaiserslautern. "Of course, the Champions League is one of our goals, which we must set ourselves," said the entrepreneur of the Sport Picture: "Otherwise it would be of no value to invest in the third division in the FCK." Before that, however, some intermediate steps had to be mastered. "We absolutely have to get out of the third league, which is the hardest league for me," said Becca: "Now we have to try to get the twelve-cylinder FCK, which currently stumbles on six cylinders in front of him." At the weekend, the Red Devils were started with a 1-1 against SpVgg Unterhaching in the season. His commitment is overall long-term, Becca stressed again. "It is important that you have patience," he said: "We now need peace and continuity in the club, to convince people that we want to build reputable and long term." He therefore issued a job guarantee to managing directors Martin Bader (Sport) and Michael Klatt (Finance): "Otherwise we'll start from scratch again."
Football, FIFA: The Ethics Committee of the Football World Federation has blocked the Liberian Musa Hassan Bility for ten years. The former president of his home association, who was also on the Executive Committee of the African Continental Confederation CAF, embezzled FIFA funding, have accepted unfair payments and engage in conflicts of interest, said the World Association on Wednesday. Bility, once a FIFA presidential candidate, must also pay a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs.
Cycling, Tour de France: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has won the 16th stage of the Tour de France. The 25-year-old from Team Lotto-Soudal prevailed after 177 km with start and finish in Nimes ahead of the Italians Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) from the Netherlands. For Ewan it was the second stage victory in the current Tour of France. The yellow jersey defended successfully at temperatures up to 39 degrees of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
The race is over for co-favorite Jakob Fuglsang. After a crash about 30 kilometers from the finish of the overall rank nine lying Dane in the accompanying car and gave the Tour de France 2019 prematurely.
Cross-country skiing, doping: Cross-country skiers Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke have been suspended for four years by the Austrian Anti-Doping Law Commission (ÖADR). The duo had been proven at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld, the use of blood doping. Both of them had had a larger number of blood samples taken at irregular intervals since April 2016 for storage and subsequent reintroduction, according to the Commission. According to ÖADR, Baldauf recently had his own blood infusion on 24 February 2019. On that day, the ÖSV duo achieved sixth place in the team sprint. Hauke was caught in a raid by the authorities in Seefeld on February 27 during a blood transfusion. All results achieved by Baldauf and Hauke as of April 2016 would be canceled and title, prize money and entry fees denied. In addition, both must bear the legal costs.