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.
The head of the German FA has criticized FIFA President Gianni Infantino over his leadership style. Reinhard Grindel accused the FIFA boss of a lack of transparency in his approach to a couple of key issues.
For 85 minutes it looked like Germany had saved the best of a miserable 2018 for last. But last gasp goals from Quincy Promes and Virgil van Dijk sent the Netherlands through and brought yet more despair for German fans.