Sepak takraw, or kick volleyball, comes from Asia. Now this combination of volleyball and soccer is becoming increasingly popular in Germany.
Germany's CDU party has received donations from a state-run Azerbaijani company, a German media consortium reported. The affair again highlights links between conservative politicians and the Central Asian dictatorship.
Germany's football association has called off several friendly matches between China's under-20 team and German lower league sides. The move follows a political protest at the first such match.
Asian tours, big money transfers, billionaire investors and a Chinese team in Germany's fourth tier. DW Sports' Matt Ford asks what is behind China's interest in German football.
Apart from seven wild card entries, no athlete from Pakistan - a nation of some 200 million people - is participating in upcoming Olympics. What are the reasons behind the decline of sports in the South Asian country?
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