Chancellor Olaf Scholz will take part in the funeral service for football legend Uwe Seeler on August 10th in the Volksparkstadion. A government spokesman informed about this on Wednesday in Berlin. “A legend died with Uwe Seeler. He shaped and promoted German football like no other," said the spokesman, quoting Chancellor Scholz: "With Uwe Seeler, not only has a great footballer left us, but also a great person."
The NDR and the first broadcast the funeral service for the HSV idol. As the public broadcaster announced, it will broadcast the event on television from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on the Internet at NDR.de. The first broadcasts from 1:59 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alexander Bleick is the commentator, Julia-Niharika Sen and Alexander Bommes are the moderators. HSV idol Seeler died on July 21 at the age of 85.
The Hamburg Senate announced that the funeral service was being prepared in close consultation with the family and with the participation of HSV and the German Football Association (DFB). Seeler has been an honorary citizen of the Hanseatic city since 2003. Admission to the stadium is from 1 p.m., the funeral service begins at 2 p.m. The day before, the virtual book of condolence will be opened again. Guests at the funeral service are asked to refrain from floral decorations in favor of a donation to the Uwe-Seeler-Foundation.