The former football world champion Franz Beckenbauer is also not traveling to the current World Cup in Qatar for health reasons. The 77-year-old told the magazine “Bunte”. “People probably think he never lives long. But I’ll try to stay with you for a while.”
He is feverish with the DFB team of national coach Hansi Flick. “But I will not go to Qatar. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for our team in front of the television,” said Beckenbauer to the magazine, which previously published an excerpt. Blind in one eyeBeckenbauer spoke of health problems. “I had a so-called eye attack in one eye. Unfortunately, I can’t see anything on the right. I can handle that. And I have to be careful with my heart.” The former Bayern professional is currently getting a lot of autograph mail, which he is happy to answer. He became world champion in 1974 as a player and in 1990 as a coach. He rarely sees football live and on site.