FIFA president Giannio Infantino has suggested that the "strange” transfer system in modern soccer is in need of a clean up and hopes to implement a number of changes to the current setup. Speaking to Reuters, the 46-year-old former lawyer stated that the publishing of … [Read more...] about FIFA president Infantino set on cleaning up soccer’s ‘strange’ transfer market
Germany and the Netherlands resumed diplomatic relations 65 years ago. DW spoke with Friso Wielenga about how the two countries dealt with the scars of the Holocaust, a royal wedding and jealously on the soccer pitch to solidify their current friendship. Friso Wielenga: When … [Read more...] about From Nazi guilt to soccer rivalry, how Dutch-German ties have become ‘boringly normal’
On soccer pitches across Belgium this weekend, players will wear a black and white stripe on their faces. In Italy, an anti-racism banner will be unveiled before the opening whistle of every top Italian league and Italian Cup match. The measures, organized by the Belgian and … [Read more...] about European Soccer’s Racism Problem
Germany is expecting over a million foreign visitors for this summer's soccer World Cup, from June 9 to July 9. After the match, they're all going to need a place to sleep that leaves enough euros in their pocket for a celebratory dinner. The average price for accommodation … [Read more...] about Giving Shelter to Soccer Fans
What if Germany's soccer league was suddenly flipped on its head, putting a tiny club at the top of the table and relegating a giant to bottom? A David versus Goliath story in the fight for glory and gold that sounds too good to be true. But it happened. The nongovernmental … [Read more...] about How green is your soccer match beer cup?