With the European Cup just around the corner, the German national soccer team has set up camp in Switzerland to get some practice in before heading to France. Will the team's younger players be able to catch the attention of coach Joachim Löw?
In the West, many people are wondering if mass brawls among fans will mark the World Cup in Russia. Russian fans have a negative image in Europe, with many remembering the riots in Marseille during the 2016 European Cup.
The World Cup is back. Until now, DW's Tamsin Walker has skillfully managed to keep her distance. But this time around, the tournament has come dangerously close to home.
It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.
Racist and xenophobic sentiments are widespread in Russian football, but a small group of fans are hoping to change that. The World Cup could provide a good opportunity to transform the country's supporter culture.
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