The New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul is the latest in a series of shocking events to hit in the city in recent months. But German soccer player Andreas Beck has told DW he is staying put at Istanbul side Besiktas despite the challenges.
Ahead of hosting the World Cup, excitement among football fans in Russia is growing with all eyes on Friday's draw. Moscow has been spruced up for the draw and next year's tournament.
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.
Peter Stöger has called on Cologne bosses to either back him or sack him after their winless campaign so far. A trip to third-placed Schalke is the last thing Cologne need with their opponents on a high.
Bibiana Steinhaus made headlines this year by becoming the first female to referee a match in one of Europe's top leagues. However, she tells DW that every referee should be judged solely on his or her performance.
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