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Football, Gods and History

FIFA WC expert service of Bonn University

With the 2006 FIFA World Cup just round the corner, Bonn UniversityŽs experts are also focusing their thoughts on the leather ball. We are available to the media to answer questions concerning the following aspects of 2006 WC:

1. The influence of fans on referees and players
2. Football world-wide
3. Football and Climate
4. History of Football
5. Football Injuries
6. Football as a Substitute Religion
7. Football and the Economy

1. "Ref, we know where your carŽs parked..."
Study: The Infuence of Fans on Referees and the Performance of Players
Dr. Thomas Dohmen
Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit / Universität Bonn
(Institute for the Future of Labour / Bonn University)
Telephone: 0228/3894-204
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2. Football world-wide
Football in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Professor Dr. Uwe Baumann
Englisches Seminar der Universität Bonn
(English Seminar of Bonn University)
Telephone: 0228/73-7623
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Football in Japan
Privatdozent Dr. Axel Klein
Forschungsstelle Modernes Japan
(Research Centre Modern Japan)
Telephone: 0228/73-9446
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Football in eastern and southern Europe
Professor Dr. Dittmar Dahlmann
Seminar für Osteuropäische Geschichte an der Uni Bonn
(Seminar for Eastern European History at Bonn University)
Telephone: 0228/73-9304
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3. What makes Football and Climate comparable
Professor Dr. Andreas Hense
Meteorologisches Institut der Universität Bonn
(Meteorologiical Institute of Bonn University)
(his explanation of the climate is based on standard situations and tables)
Telephone: 0228/73-5184
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4. Football History
The Roots of Football
Dr. Heiner Gillmeister
Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie der Universität Bonn
(Institute for English, American and Celtic Studies at Bonn University)
(Dr. Gillmeister is an anglicist and sport historian)
Telephone: 0228/73-7624 (Uni) oder 02232/45950 (privat)
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Football in the Third Reich
Professor Dr. Klaus Hildebrand
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft
(Institute for Historical Science)
(academic chairman of the DFB study "Fußball unterm Hakenkreuz")(Football under the Swastika)
Telephone: 0228/73-5371
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5. Football Injuries
Dr. Christof Burger
Leitender Oberarzt der Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfallchirurgie
(Senior Registrar at the Clinic and Out-patient Department for Accident Surgery)
Telephone: 0228/287-5477
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6. Football and Religion
Is there a football god? - Football as a "substitute religion"
Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Blanck
Dekan der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät
(Dean of the Evangelical-Theological Faculty)
Telephone: 0228/73-7679 und -7345
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7. Football and the Economy
Studies on football Tactics and Marketing Systems
Oliver Gürtler
Betriebswirtschaftliche Abteilung II der Universität Bonn
(Business Studies Department II of Bonn University)
Telephone: 0228/73-9214
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Economic Impact of the FIFA World Cup
Prof. Dr. Manfred J. M. Neumann
Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftspolitik
(Institute for International Economic Policy)
Telephone: 0228 / 73-9233
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