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'Looking forward to exchanging ideas with my colleagues'

Salihamidžić on first DFB Academy leadership trip to Silicon Valley

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Breaking new ground - that's the motto under which Hasan Salihamidžić will be in the USA from Monday to Thursday along with other sporting directors and club managers of the top two tiers of German football as well as representatives of the DFB. On the DFB Academy's first leadership trip, the representatives will visit Silicon Valley, where they will be able to gain new insights from sports in the United States and US companies and discuss their value for German football.

"I think it's good that we're dealing with the development of football in this way. Digital technologies are being used everywhere today," said Salihamidžić. "We'll see how the San Francisco 49ers do it in American football. We'll visit Facebook. So I hope to return with lots of impressions and insights. And because a team spirit always evolves on trips like this, I'm sure we'll sit down together as a group and exchange ideas."

The trip will focus in particular on digitalization, technologies, trends, structures and analysis solutions. The aim is to gather new stimuli in order to further develop German football and successfully shape the game.

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