Wolfsburg had a bad start to the season. Six points after six games is not good enough for a club with their financial clout. Thomas Berthold says key players such as Julian Draxler appear to be confusing the club with a cashpoint machine.
Iranian state TV did not broadcast a Bundesliga soccer match because of the presence of a woman as referee, media say. The Islamic country censors the showing of women in "revealing" clothes such as football shorts.
Seeking a bumper new TV rights deal, this season's exciting Bundesliga title race couldn't have arrived at a more opportune time for Germany's top flight in their quest to reel in the Premier League.
The Bahraini footballer, who has refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November while on honeymoon in Thailand. Bahrain had attempted to extradite him for a crime he claims he didn't commit.
Just one day before the final, Asian Cup organizers say they are investigating a complaint about the eligibility of two Qatar players. Possible sanctions include Qatar forfeiting the final against Japan.
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