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Michael Schumacher turns down chance to play Champions League football!

San Marino side wanted Schumi to lend then his skills

Michael Schumacher

Grid Crasher editor Ollie Irish steps in to tell us about Herr Schumacher’s latest post-F1 adventures…

Michael Schumacher had the chance to play in the first qualifying round of this season’s Champions League, but turned down the opportunity, no doubt so he could spend more time falling off a motorbike.

Schumacher has played for FC Echichens in the Swiss league, and was asked whether he would be available to play for San Marino champions SS Murata against FC Gothenburg in next week’s Champions League first qualifying round. Murata also want Brazilian legend Romario to play for them, but it seems unlikely that either man will pull on the not-very-famous black-and-white shirt of the Sanmarinese club.

Michael Schumacher

“I don’t think we’ll manage to get them, but it would certainly be a pleasure to be able to count on them,” Murata coach Massimo Agostini told Gazzetta dello Sport. “It would be something that would also give prestige to the squad and San Marino. We will therefore try, knowing that we also have to take into account the bureaucracy, maybe to have them only for the return leg.”

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