Across social media, the resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has been welcomed with rampant excitement. The 79-year-old quit his position, which he was re-elected to only five days ago.
Former US goalkeeper Hope Solo has said ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter groped her backside during the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony. Sexual harassment wasn't just a problem in Hollywood but in women's football as well, she said.
In the end, World Cup 2018 belonged to France. But the path to Sunday's final was far from predictable. Fallen giants, rising stars, VAR controversies and 70 set piece goals all played a part. DW takes a look back.
A lot of people seem to be having trouble getting enthused about this World Cup. But, when the matches actually begin, the beautiful game is bound to draw us back in, just as it always has, writes DW's Chuck Penfold.
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