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The former ARD journalist and longtime football development helper Holger Obermann is dead. As the German Football Association (DFB) announced on Friday, he died at the age of 85 years on October 30th. Obermann leaves his wife Barbara as well as two children and three grandchildren. From 1971 to 1984 he also moderated the ARD German Footballs show, for example, he was a rapporteur on five world championships on site. After that followed a new career – as a football development assistant. Obermann was active in this feature more than three decades. He was in Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Timor, Siberia, throughout Africa and often in Asia in 30 years on 30 stations. Particularly intense were his connections to Nepal until recently.