Germany's a leading soccer nation and current world champion. Its players are in high demand and its system is widely admired. It's all the product of the German Football Association's support for young players.
Journeyman German coach Eckhard Krautzun tells DW he's excited by the idea of China's Olympic team regularly playing German lower league sides. He once trained China's U20s and expects great things from the country.
He was captain of the team that crashed out of the European Championship Finals 2000 in the group stage. 16 years later, the tables have turned. Team coordinator Oliver Bierhoff explains the secret to Germany’s success.
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