Germany play their last friendly before the EURO 2016 when they host Hungary in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday. Whenever these two teams meet, memories of the 1954 World Cup emerge.
The German FA has named Philip Lahm as an honorary captain of the national team. He is also to serve as an ambassador for Germany's bid to win the right to host Euro 2024.
The new academy that the DFB plans to build is designed to set new standards in digital match analysis. Big data is thought to be the future of football and Germany is aiming to be the world leader in this field.
German prosecutors are reported to have found that Franz Beckenbauer made a false statement regarding the scandal related to the 2006 World Cup. There was no immediate comment from the footballing legend.
Former Germany player Thomas Hitzlsperger has called on members of the national team to speak out more on social issues. Hitzlsperger, who came out after his playing career ended, is the DFB's diversity ambassador.
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