The women's European football championship reaches the semi-final stage with a crucial encounter between hosts Netherlands and England. Both sides are the only teams left with a perfect record so far, but England is playing without two key players.
After decades of disappointment, England revolutionized its youth development program. In 2017 the young Lions lifted world and European trophies. How did they do it? And can the changes translate to the senior team?
A study by Virginia Tech university has revealed that over 60 percent of footballers suffer concussion each year. DW spoke to former England player Ryan Mason, who was forced to retire after suffering a cracked skull.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sané has been named the English Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year. His next challenge should be snatching Julian Draxler's Germany starting spot at the World Cup.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius can add winning the German Football Ambassador player’s prize to the list of accomplishments in his young career. Globe-trotting coaches Otto Pfister and Gert Engels were also honored.
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