Transfer fees in football have exploded and vastly exceed market value. So which national team coach gets to train the most expensive players?
Both sides are packed with talent but a suspension calls in to question Belgium's defensive shape. Further up the field, club teammates are on opposite sides. DW looks at the key clashes ahead of the semifinal.
A vibrant first half display wasn't enough for Germany, as Antoine Griezmann struck twice to turn the game in France's favor. Germany's sixth loss in 10 games leaves them in real danger of a humiliating relegation.
France have been crowned World Cup champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match in Moscow. It's the second time France has taken home the trophy, after winning its first World Cup in 1998.
Reports of racist abuse towards French players in Saint Petersburg are to be investigated. The alleged incident was sharply condemned by the French Sports Minister, who called to end such 'intolerable behavior'.
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