German FA boss Grindel quits over expensive gift

Reinhard Grindel, president of the German soccer federation DFB (Deutscher Fussball Bund) gives a statement in Frankfurt, Germany, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after apologising for accepting an expensive watch from a Ukrainian colleague as a gift, saying he had not known its value. Grindel, who took over the world’s biggest sports federation by membership in 2016, had come under pressure over income he received […]

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