German soccer league hopes to boost broadcast income
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time. The news comes as the SPD begins a crucial vote on a coalition with Angela Merkel.
The first of five Monday night Bundesliga fixtures this season takes place tonight as Eintracht Frankfurt host RB Leipzig. But match-going supporters are planning to protest against the unpopular scheduling.
There's no doubt how much money there is in football, but what about the financial and environmental cost of feeding a squad of players over a whole season? And is the current way of doing things the most effective?
Video assistant referees got two big decisions right in the Bundesliga on Saturday — but that's not the point. DW's Matt Ford believes VAR robs live football of the emotion it is built on.
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