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Lahm and Badstuber win SPORT BILD award

A great honour for a Bayern duo. Skipper Philipp Lahm and Holger Badstuber picked up the 2014 SPORT BILD award in Hamburg on Monday evening. Lahm received the ‘Four Star Award’ for winning the World Cup with Germany and Badstuber won the ‘Comeback of the Year’ award. The winners in ten separate categories were presented with the awards at an event attended by over 800 guests from the worlds of sport, media, business, politics and culture.

UEFA invite for Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has been invited to the annual UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum on the afternoon of 3 September and the morning of 4 September at the UEFA HQ in Nyon (Switzerland). UEFA coaching ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson has invited an illustrious group of coaches to the forum including Arsène Wenger (Arsenal), Luis Enrique (Barcelona), José Mourinho (Chelsea) and Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid). The other Bundesliga coaches invited are Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Roger Schmidt (Bayer Leverkusen) and Jens Keller (Schalke 04). The meeting will give coaches the opportunity to discuss current issues and present UEFA with ideas to “benefit European football as a whole”.