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.
After a disastrous World Cup campaign, the relationship between the German national team and its fans is at a low ebb. On Thursday, Joachim Löw's team could be set to play in a half-empty stadium in Leipzig.
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.
Nations League relegation is the knock on effect of Germany's four-year fall from grace. If it speeds up Joachim Löw's rebuilding process though, it could be a blessing in disguise, writes DW’s James Thorogood.
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