During the 2006 World Cup, the stadium was the site of four first round matches and one Round of 16 match. Death of Robert Enke edit On 10 November 2009, at the age of 32, Hannover's first-choice goalkeeper Robert Enke committed suicide when he stood in front of a regional express train at a level crossing in Eilvese, Neustadt am Rübenberge. The season started undesirably with a late 10 loss to Hertha BSC and a disappointing home draw to Mainz 05, after which coach Dieter Hecking resigned voluntarily.
Gesamtsumme: Der in der Bilanz ausgewiesene Posten Lizenzspieleretat ist natürlich höher als die unten genannte Gesamtsumme. The 200910 season was launched with new optimism with a new kit being released which included traditional away and alternative kits. 11 As a further mark of respect for their former teammate, Hannover 96 players displayed the number one in a circle on the breast of their jerseys, as approved by the German Football Association (DFL as a subtle tribute for the rest of the 200910. However, it looked to have been rectified with a 51 thrashing of Borussia Mönchengladbach, a shock 10 win over Bayern Munich at home, which had not occurred for 20 years, and a thrilling 30 victory over Hamburger. The team's third jersey is in the club's official colours.