Germany’s Koch re-elected to UEFA executive committee

German football federation (DFB) vice president Rainer Koch was one of eight men elected or re-elected to the UEFA executive committee at the congress of the European football ruling body on Tuesday.

The 62-year-old Koch received the votes of 47 of the 55 national delegates to remain on the influential committee for another four-year term after taking the position of former DFB president Reinhard Grindel in March 2020.

Zbigniew Boniek (Poland), Alexander Dyukov (Russia), David Gill (England), Gabriele Gravina (Italy), Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden), Just Spee (Netherlands) and Flag of Turkey Servet Yardimci (Turkey) were also successful in the election with Mehdi Bayat of Belgium the only man to miss out.

There will be further elections to select representatives of the European Leagues and European Club Association on the executive committee, and for vice president within the global body FIFA and part of its ruling council.

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