Football Notes: Bundesliga Side Schalke Increases Beer Prices By More Than 8%
A beer price increase of more than 8% "has caused some discontent among fans of Bundesliga side Schalke." The beer price for a pint "has increased by 8.3%" from €3.60 to €3.90 ($5.20). It is the club's "first beer price increase since '10" (DER WESTEN, 9/1). ... Wales' opening Euro 2016 qualifying match on Tuesday "will not be moved after the pitch in Andorra passed its latest inspection." UEFA "was unhappy with the pitch at Andorra's national stadium after previous tests showed the ball rolled too fast on the 3G artificial surface." But the game "was given the go-ahead on Wednesday" (BBC, 9/3). ... Dubai Sports City's Spanish Soccer School, the coaching program overseen by former Real Madrid and Spain defender Michel Salgado, "is set for a second-year expansion." In its inaugural season last year, more than 700 children ages 6-16 trained at Dubai Sports City, "but now sessions will also be held at the Repton School in Dubai" (GULF NEWS, 9/3).