Jürgen Klinsmann has always been an ambassador of sorts. His playing career took him to England and Italy, and now the former striker coaches the US national team.
We caught up with Klinsmann, to find out how he is inspiring American fans.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius can add winning the German Football Ambassador player’s prize to the list of accomplishments in his young career. Globe-trotting coaches Otto Pfister and Gert Engels were also honored.
Sports connect people across borders, and soccer is the world's most popular sport. Every year, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to international understanding through soccer are honored at the German Football Ambassador awards.
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.
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