Under the Taliban, soccer stadiums were used for public executions. That's the past, now Afghanistan has its own premier league and a national team who's success has given the whole country a much-needed boost.
Just down the road from Dortmund another American is hoping to reach the heights of Christian Pulisic. DW sat down with Schalke's Weston McKennie to find out more about the Gelsenkirchen club's American midfielder.
Bayern Munich is a global brand that has retained its strong grassroots setup. Over the decades the club has enjoyed phenomenal success but also faced frequent criticism. It is a story of local heroes and global stars.
Jodie Taylor gave England the edge over France to set up a meeting with the Dutch in the Women's Euro semifinals. Tournament debutants Austria face Denmark after overcoming Spain on penalties after a dour 0-0 draw.
The last-eight clash with Denmark will be played on Sunday at 1200 local time after rain in Rotterdam made the pitch unplayable. Steffi Jones' side have an extra day to refine tactics after lackluster displays so far.
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