Beckenbauer hails Seeler amid calls to name Hamburg stadium after him

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Franz Beckenbauer hailed Uwe Seeler as “my oldest friend and my best one” and there were also first calls on Friday to name SV Hamburg’s stadium after their former West Germany striker who died the previous day at age 85. The city of Hamburg has ordered flags at half-mast and laid out a book of condolences at town hall for its honorary citizen while also in talks with Seeler’s family about funeral arrangements which may include an event at town hall square. SV Hamburg meanwhile asked for time before deciding how to commemorate their icon in the best way. Beckenbauer and Seeler played together …

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