DW took to the streets of Berlin to find out how people there feel about soccer star Mesut Özil quitting the national team.
Former Germany international Cacau believes instances of racism in German football are rare. That's a worrying view for German football's top integration officer to hold and shows the DFB is out of touch, says Matt Ford.
Joachim Löw has picked his first Germany squad since ousting Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels. He has called up three new faces from Germany's under-21 squad for matches against Serbia and the Netherlands.
Thomas Müller's strong public response to Joachim Löw's decision to cull three senior players has stoked fierce debate. More will come, as the German FA and Löw flap in their attempts to handle it, says Jonathan Harding.
The photos that Germany players Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan had taken with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a heated debate, culminating with Özil quitting the national team. Here's who said what, when:
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