Schumacher becomes Swiss football ambassador
16 April 2007 – Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher was announced as Swiss ambassador for the European football championship. The football championship will be held in the summer of 2008 in both Switzerland and Austria.
The Swiss Football Association (SFV-ASF) persuaded the world-record holding driver to join tennis player Roger Federer, former Switzerland striker Stéphane Chapuisat, ex-professional skier Bernhard Russi and former Formula 1 team boss Peter Sauber.
Schumacher is known for being a big football fan.