Back then a half-a-century ago the situation was totally different. Economically we were practically on our knees and politically we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today in this respect we have a totally different and much more stable basis.

Franz Beckenbauer Respect Quote

At any rate I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.

The World Cup tournament overall and naturally the new stadiums at its heart are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location and above all of course as a highly capable economic location.

Franz Beckenbauer Positive Quotes