German companies are integral to operations at football stadiums in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Their technology and service are valued and trusted. This could account for a 15 percent rise in exports to Russia from Germany this year.
In the end, World Cup 2018 belonged to France. But the path to Sunday's final was far from predictable. Fallen giants, rising stars, VAR controversies and 70 set piece goals all played a part. DW takes a look back.
England have booked their place in the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Sweden. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli got the goals each side of halftime.
Mario Gomez has called time on his Germany career after 11 years, 78 caps and 31 goals. The striker is the second of Germany’s World Cup 2018 squad to call it quits after Mesut Özil.
Gareth Southgate's young, experimental England side are through to the last-four in Russia. While reduced expectations and a clear tactical plan have worked wonders, much is owed to to their strength from set plays.
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