Sierra Leone, Uganda, Egypt, Thailand, Tuvalu – just a few of the places Burkhard Pape has worked as a coach. Few have seen as much of the world’s game as the 83-year-old from Magdeburg.
Former FIFA official Mohamed bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
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.
Already a world champion and cult hero, Bastian Schweinsteiger is now also German football ambassador. The Chicago Fire midfielder wins the audience prize, while Miroslav Klose and coach Horst Kriete are also winners.
Bert Ehm, the general manager of fifth-tier FC Teutonia 05, has been sacked by the club after footage emerged of him using a Nazi slogan. It's the latest in a string of negative headlines surrounding German soccer.
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