The tragedy of Robert Enke

The 2006 FIFA World Cup marked a turning point in German football. All the editions of the FIFA World Cup are available at to wager on them. There was a new generation of players that was ready to replace the old guard and take over the football world. Some names that appeared there include:

  • Miroslav Klose;
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger;
  • and Philipp Lahm.

At the same time, other names were saying goodbye, such as goalkeepers Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann. There were many names floating around regarding who would succeed them after their retirements. Some of the keepers that were seen as possible successors included René Adler, Timo Hildebrand and also Robert Enke. The 1xBet website gives excellent opportunities to place wagers on all the matches played by the German football team.

An unlikely choice

Timo Hildebrand, Manuel Neuer and René Adler were young goalkeepers who after the 2006 FIFA World Cup seemed to have a bright future. They looked as the natural candidates to replace both Kahn and Lehmann. However, during the qualifiers for the Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, coach Joachim Löw decided to pick another keeper. At any moment, you can visit – bet online football on all these major competitions.

Robert Enke was not an obvious choice. However, Löw decided to choose him ahead of Hildebrand and Adler for the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

While having the chance to be Germany’s starting goalkeeper at a FIFA World Cup is something fantastic, it can’t hide the pain of the loss of a child. This is exactly what happened with Enke, who tragically lost his baby daughter in 2006.

It is reported that Enke suffered a severe depression after this tragic episode. He missed many matches, and his coach at Hannover 96 suggested that it was due to injuries. However, more recently, it has revealed that in reality, this was because of his depression. Hannover 96 is also featured at 1xBet, where many online football bet options await.

Unbearable pain

On the 14th of November 2009, Chile and Germany were supposed to play a friendly match between each other. In the website there are many options to wager on both of these squads.

Enke was not selected for that match. The official answer at that moment was that the keeper had been ruled out due to injury. Tragically, Robert Enke committed suicide on the 10th of November. All the football world showed their condolences and respects.

Obviously, the match between Chile and Germany, two teams featured at the 1xBet website, was cancelled. Also, the AWD Arena, which is Hannover 96’s stadium, Enke’s team at the moment, was filled with fans who wanted to say goodbye to their beloved keeper.

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