The German Cup is the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship.
After the qualifying rounds, 64 teams participate in the knock-out competition each year, including all 36 clubs from the first and second tier of the Bundesliga, the top four teams of the third league and regional teams. DW's sports team follows every round of the competition proper, and all their latest content can be found below.
A German squad light on big names entered this year's U21 Euros with few predicting a title defense. But with a semifinal booked and both coach and strikers impressing, the long-term outlook seems a little brighter.
Her coach says she's "fantastic," and Lena Oberdorf has made her mark at the World Cup while taking time out from school. With Germany through to round of 16, she could enhance her reputation against South Africa.
One of Germany’s most recognizable faces at the Women’s World Cup will be Dzsenifer Marozsan. The forward spoke to DW about overcoming a health scare that threatened her career, and shouldering more responsibility.