"You have to feed the cow well to be able to get the milk. It's not like school kids staying at a hostel."
-- German soccer federation (DFB) president Theo Zwanziger defending the $2.47 million price tag on the German national team's hotel costs during the European Championship. Zwanziger pointed out that national team success has generated the income that has inabled the DFB to distribute $162.4 million over the last three years to its grass-roots organizations. (AP)