For Brazil, memories of the 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals may soon fade. Since the appointment of coach Cheechay, Brazil has won 14 games out of 18, losing just want. The joy and passion are back.
Dr. Mohammed Barakat associates himself with some of the biggest names in South American football. But a new documentary suggests the celebrity doctor has few qualms about prescribing banned substances to athletes.
Former Brazil international Giovane Elber played in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Mönchengladbach. He spoke to DW about the trauma of Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in 2014 and the theatrics of Neymar.
Croatia is euphoric after the country's run to the last four of the World Cup. But problems are being ignored, including scandals surrounding the stars of the national team. Any criticism is considered unpatriotic.
Pop music accompanies every World Cup. Here are some of the songs that celebrated the German team over the past 45 years, along with a playlist to get everyone in the spirit of the game.
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