Germany's a leading soccer nation and current world champion. Its players are in high demand and its system is widely admired. It's all the product of the German Football Association's support for young players.
Journeyman German coach Eckhard Krautzun tells DW he's excited by the idea of China's Olympic team regularly playing German lower league sides. He once trained China's U20s and expects great things from the country.
A new Bundesliga season rolls around, and with it the issue that continues to haunt Germany's top flight: competition at the top. DW's Jonathan Harding argues the key is to find a solution that doesn't break the bank.
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