DW takes a close look at football squads playing in the World Cup Finals in Russia. We don't care about technique on the field, we focus on the look, the aura, the style.
Jerome Boateng spoke out about racism he experienced in youth football in Germany, in the same week that Frankfurt's black players reported racist abuse during a match. Racism is still a blemish on the game.
President Gianni Infantino said the "massive" increase sent "a very important message for women's football." But the global player's union was disappointed by the persistent and vast gap between men and women's pay.
Shaqiri has not traveled to Belgrade for Liverpool's Champions League match against Red Star. His omission comes nearly five months after he was fined for a hand gesture made during a World Cup match against Serbia.
Russian footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev are the subject of a criminal investigation for hooliganism. The pair are accused of carrying out violent attacks in Moscow, which were captured on CCTV.
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