In the midst of building a new youth academy, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has laid out his ideal setup for training youth players to be stars for the German giants. Rummenigge told fans that his club would seek out youngsters to develop, but his strategy differs from the method of recruitment used in England. Heavily. “We don’t want to bring some 10- or 11-year-old to Munich like the English do,” Rummenigge wrote in the club’s magazine. “You could almost consider it kidnapping and I would have moral reservations about that. I believe 14 is a good age for a youngster to come to Bayern.” The Bavarians have produced some world-class talent in recent years, including Bastian Schweinsteiger,
A second-half screamer from Manuel Locatelli ended AC Milan's long wait for victory over Juventus in a contentious 1-0 San Siro win that saw an apparently valid Miralem Pjanic opener chalked off for the visitors. Milan, enduring a nine-game winless streak against the Turin giants, are now just two points behind the reigning champions and league leaders. In a San Siro spectacular that saw drama, controversy and a candidate for one of the Serie A goals of the season, Vincenzo Montella's men produced a battling performance to take their unbeaten run to six games.
A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is tasked with building World Cup sites, did not name the worker who died on Saturday morning at Al Wakrah Stadium or provide his nationality. Qatari officials believe the worker was hit by a water truck.