Gott sings for German coach on eve of U21 clash in Prague

The veteran Czech singer Karel Gott sang for the manager of the German Under 21 soccer team, Horst Hrubesch, in Prague on Monday. The coach and former German international, who is 64, said at a news conference that he had known Gott for 25 years and had welcomed the invitation to his home. The Czech Republic play Germany at the European Under 21 Championship in Prague on Tuesday evening in a game that the hosts need to win to ensure qualification for the semi-finals. Hrubesch said Gott had told him both teams had a place in his heart: the Czech Republic was home, but Germany, where he has sold millions of albums, meant a lot to him.

Author: Ian Willoughby