THE NEW BOOK BY OSKAR BECK:
“UND ALLES WEGEN ALI”
The stories that Oskar Beck has written down do not only tell of heroes and radiant winners in sport. He portrays people in an entertaining and sensitive way. As a journalist, he has met many of them personally. Oskar Beck is a humorous and incorruptibly critical contemporary witness of developments in sport and society.
The book is written in German language.
1954 World Cup Final: It was weather to make heroes. And Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Walter loved such bad weather.
It was his only mistake at the entire World Cup in South Korea: can the flawless Oliver Kahn cope with this?
A dark day in World Cup history: the disgrace of Gijón. Oskar Beck tells how he witnessed this scandal live.
Rudolf Kreitlein invented the yellow and red card out of self-defence at the 1966 World Cup.
The goal that wasn’t a goal. Oskar Beck tells the story of how Helmut Haller stole the Wembley ball and sold it back to the English.
Football was never more wonderful and terrible than the match of the century at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
At the 1974 World Cup, a ticket for the final still cost 15DM.
They say that Diego Maradona was able to do things that a human being cannot do – and at some point, the day came when he believed them.
Jogi Löw is resisting to hand over the reins. The national coach does not realise that it is time to go.