The 2014 Brazil World Cup, won by Germany after extra time in the final against Argentina, was the subject of extensive DW coverage. You can relive some of the memories of Germany winning its "fourth star" on this page.
Bayern Munich have signed James Rodriguez on a two year loan deal from Real Madrid, with an option to buy. The Colombian won the golden boot at the 2014 World Cup but has fallen out of favor with the European champions.
Every member of Russia's 2014 World Cup football team is under investigation for doping, British newspaper the Mail on Sunday has reported. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has vehemently rejected the claims.
Since he turned up in MLS a couple of months ago, the Chicago Fire have started winning games. Despite the fact that he is a World Cup winner, Bastian Schweinsteiger is enjoying the luxury of anonymity in the Windy City.