Some of the best women footballers in Germany live in a convent in the Rhineland town of Bad Neuenahr. The young athletes get their high-school diplomas, and the nuns try to instill values in them like order and discipline.
Already at his 10th different club, Serge Gnabry is not your run-of-the-mill 22-year-old footballer. With the World Cup upcoming, the in-form Hoffenheim forward told DW that he hasn’t given up hope of a ticket to Russia.
The Makkabi Junior Games, an event held by Germany’s biggest Jewish sports association, looks to bring communities together through competition. Antisemitism remains rife in sport, however, as DW’s Felix Tamsut reports.
FIFA's decision to abolish its anti-racism group after three years has met with criticism from some quarters in the football world. Some say the move is particularly worrying in view of the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
After two draws against the much-fancied pair of Mexico and South Korea, Germany required a glut of goals to seal a place in the next round. Horst Hrubesch's team will take on Portugal in the last eight.
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