Franz Beckenbauer dies – level 2

15-01-2024 15:00

German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer died at the age of 78. His remarkable career lasted over 50 years.

Beckenbauer was an amazing player, coach, a football expert, and he greatly impacted the sport. His commanding presence on the pitch, both with West Germany and Bayern Munich, earned him acclaim. He played a key role in Bayern Munich’s nest years in the mid-1970s. During this time, the club achieved three European Cups and Bundesliga titles. As a manager, Beckenbauer won the 1972 European Championship. In 1974, he was the captain when his team won the World Cup.

Politicians, fans, colleagues, and football clubs reacted to Beckenbauer’s death. He remains a symbol of German football excellence.

Difficult words: commanding (powerful or dominant), acclaim (when people know that someone is very good at something), excellence (when you are extremely good at something).

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