After Germany’s 3-2 loss to England, the reigning world champion is willing to do better in his next friendly against Italy. However, the Italians are Germany’s bogey team.
The World Cup draw produced no obvious "group of death," but Germany certainly have it tougher than most other top seeds. No game is ever easy for the title holders, but Group F will at least keep them on their toes.
A group of activists bearing Tibet flags turned a friendly game between German and Chinese soccer players into a political event. Beijing’s reaction may have been too harsh, thinks DW’s Frank Sieren.
No African soccer team has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals. For the 2018 tournament in Russia, five strong teams could change that. But it's not going to be an easy feat.
In a dress rehearsal for the European Championship, Germany's women came away with a confidence-boosting victory over Brazil. The only negative for Germany was a was a lapse in concentration from the goalkeeper.
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