The German Cup is the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship.
After the qualifying rounds, 64 teams participate in the knock-out competition each year, including all 36 clubs from the first and second tier of the Bundesliga, the top four teams of the third league and regional teams. DW's sports team follows every round of the competition proper, and all their latest content can be found below.
The DFB has sacked Steffi Jones as the coach of Germany's women's football team. The move follows a disappointing SheBelieves Cup in the United States, in which the Germans failed to win a single contest.
After much uncertainty, the future of SV Babelsberg 03 is secure. The German football club had been threatened with expulsion after they refused to pay a fine they said was the result of Nazi chants from visiting fans.
Bayern Munich travel to third-division SC Paderborn on Tuesday, the lowest-ranked team left in the German Cup. And given what they have gone through in recent years, the underdogs believe anything is possible.