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Until recently, Germany's women's football team were all but untouchable. Then came a shock Euro 2017 exit and the embarrassing home defeat to Iceland on Friday which breaks a 26 game unbeaten World Cup qualifying run.
The German FA has said it will fight an order to pay millions of euros in back taxes. The case is related to the scandal surrounding Germany's successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
Denmark's football association has reached an agreement that will allow the country's women's team to play a World Cup qualifying match next week. This came after a match had been canceled due to a dispute over pay.
The Danish team has been withdrawn from a 2019 Women's World Cup qualifier due to an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. The country's FA could face disciplinary action over the move.
Not all of the spots for the 2018 World Cup draw have been filled, but with the playoff draw having been held, the final 32 is a step closer to being complete. The draw has delivered some exciting matchups.
US national team coach Bruce Arena has resigned in the wake of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup. The 66-year-old said that "questions rightly should be asked about how we can improve," after missing the cut.
A poor start to the season, conflict with club legends and no new contract - Mesut Özil's time at Arsenal could be running out. DW asks: what's gone wrong and where could the World Cup winner go from here?
Italian police have seized and searched a luxury Sardinian villa in connection with an ongoing Swiss investigation into corruption surrounding the awarding of broadcast rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups.
The United States will sit out a World Cup for the first time in 32 years after failing to qualify for next year's tournament. DW analyzes what has gone wrong for the country, which had been making strides forward.
The Bayern Munich midfielder will hang up his international boots a decade after making his Chile debut. The 30-year-old said his country's failure to qualify for the World Cup has "crushed his soul."
The United States will not travel to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after losing their final World Cup qualifier. The Americans hand their ticket over to Panama, a team they defeated convincingly last week.
Argentina are going to the World Cup in Russia next year thanks to a superb Lionel Messi hat-trick, as the Albiceleste defeated Ecuador 3-1. Elsewhere, Peru pipped Chile to fifth in the South American qualifying group.
The Netherlands, finalists in 2010, will not be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite a 2-0 win over Sweden on the night. France booked a ticket, while European champions Portugal scraped in at Switzerland's expense.
Argentina are facing the possibility of failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1970. Lionel Messi and co travel to Ecuador needing a result - but they haven't won in Ecuador in 16 years.
Veteran striker Tim Cahill scored twice to beat ten-man Syria and send Australia into the World Cup play-offs. For the Syrians, despite taking an early lead, it was the end of their football fairytale.
Many Germany players who won the Confederations Cup in July have continued to get playing time. In their final World Cup qualifier, those players made the difference as Germany completed a perfect qualification.
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