Despite an inauspicious start in a friendly against Wales, Mexico--with a good World Cup pedigree and their evergreen captain--could set a remarkable record next month in Russia.
No one expected Germany to stumble at the first hurdle of their World Cup title defense, but they did — and deservedly so. And it wasn’t just Mexico's players who excelled, either.
Spain's reliance on a lucky goal to edge past Iran continued a pattern of labored displays from the pre-World Cup favorites. With the odd exception, the top teams have not been firing on all cylinders. DW takes a look.
FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against Mexico after supporters used a homophobic chant during their team's 1-0 victory over Germany. The fans could have their "Fan ID" confiscated.
In his second blog from Moscow, Nigerian journalist Samson Omale describes his experiences in getting to grips with the sheer size of the host country and learning how to walk the Russian way.
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