A soccer club in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was having such a hard time finding players that the team almost threw in the towel. But then their neighbors in Poland came to the rescue. Now a largely Polish team is playing for Germany's 8th division.
Rwanda has struck a sponsorship deal with English soccer club Arsenal for about €34.5 million — a deal that has rubbed many the wrong way since the country receives foreign aid.
It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.
Germany's triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw's side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Germany central defender Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma. The 24-year-old former Stuttgart player has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions.
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