Though soccer is essentially a religion in Brazil, the women's team enjoys little of the recognition in which their male counterparts bask. And that's only the tip of the discrimination iceberg.
Bending to football world governing body FIFA, Iran has allowed women to attend a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran. It is the first time women have been allowed into a match in the country since 1981.
Germany's female footballers still seek recognition and visibility despite three decades of smashing records and exceeding expectations. As some joined the Hall of Fame, veterans reflected on the sport's past and future.
The first female footballers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame of German football. Among the 11 female players honored in Dortmund were Silvia Neid, Steffi Jones and current coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.
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It is in the "security interests of Germany" to act in Syria, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told DW. While she reportedly received Angela Merkel's signoff, her proposal caught other government politicians off guard.
Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has told DW she wants a security zone in Syria overseen by Russia, Turkey and Europe. The proposal is a major departure in German policy thinking, says Jens Thurau.
In just three days, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to rush his EU exit deal through the House of Commons. The process starts with two key votes, one on supporting the deal in principle, the other on his timetable.
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