Whenever Hungary and Germany meet on the football pitch, memories of the 1954 World Cup emerge. Then, Germany defeated Hungary in the final. But now the Hungarians are looking for a win - with the help of a German coach.
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.
The road to the Olympics has begun for China's U20 team. A friendly at fourth-division TSV Schott Mainz saw the Chinese players walk off the field after activists unfurled a Tibetan flag.
Beijing has warned Germany of "defending Tibet independence," saying the match host must ensure respect between the countries. The activists said they only wanted to highlight the plight of Tibetans in China.
German football coach Kevin Stotz spent a season and a half working in the Chinese Super League. He spoke to DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
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