Niersbach's home and offices have been raided by tax authorities as he signed tax returns for the DFB. The German football association will be run by Rainer Koch and Reinhard Rauball until a new president is chosen.
The head of the German football association has called for dialogue with fan groups, to resolve growing differences over a number of issues. Reinhard Grindel wants to end collective punishments for fan violence.
Germany's shock Euro 2017 exit to Denmark won't cost Steffi Jones her job. The Germany coach has just been awarded a new contract that will take her through to the Women's World Cup in 2019.
Hannover may not be well-known internationally, but abandonment of a friendly in England has put the club in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Tensions between the club and some fans has dampened the joy of promotion.
German media have reported that the German Football Association (DFB) might end its long partnership with premium carmaker Mercedes and switch to rival Volkswagen as the car sponsor for the national team.
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