Gernot Rohr coached in Africa for six years – first in Tunisia, then Gabon and Niger and finally in Burkina Faso. Political unrest in the country meant he had to leave the country in 2015. Before he left, we caught up with him in Ouagadougou.
Michael Ballack has criticized Germany coach Joachim Löw, saying he is 'surprised' he still has his job. The former Germany captain told DW that by staying on, Löw had not acted in a 'professional enough' manner.
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.
Political leaders are calling for a rethink at the German football association, the DFB, after the Turkish-German star quit the national team. Some are asking whether the Mesut Özil case is symptomatic of a wider racism.
Berlin Commissioner for Integration and Migration Andreas Germershausen told DW that the German soccer star leaving the national team due to 'racism and disrespect' points to a frightening trend in German society.
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