World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2014

Sources allege that FIFA President Joseph Blatter, at a dinner in Oslo, questioned whether Qatar would ultimately host the 2022 World Cup as planned. But did he? By Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Germany's New Right: The Unholy Alliance of Neo-Nazis and Football Hooligans

Germany's New Right: The Unholy Alliance of Neo-Nazis and Football Hooligans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2014

The riots in Cologne at the end of October show there is a new danger on Germany's extremist right. Neo-Nazis and football hooligans have teamed up to go after Islamist Salafists. Many are wondering why officials didn't recognize the development sooner. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Touchdown-Pässe: Manning bricht NFL-Rekord 

Touchdown-Pässe: Manning bricht NFL-Rekord 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2014

510 Touchdown-Pässe: Peyton Manning von den Denver Broncos hat einen weiteren Rekord aufgestellt. Der Football-Profi warf sein Team im Duell mit den San Francisco 49ers fast im Alleingang zum Sieg - und bekam Lob von einer NFL-Legende. mehr...

The Bearable Lightness of Being: How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves

The Bearable Lightness of Being: How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2014

Germans discovered a new lightness of being in the run-up to their World Cup victory. It's a shift apparent not only in football. Increasingly confident and content, Germany is emerging from the dark shadows of its past, but its global role remains elusive. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup

Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2014

Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros. By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more... Comment ]

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2014

Sunday's German World Cup win was no fluke, but a hard-won victory and a triumph of team spirit, best embodied by the indelible image of Bastian Schweinsteiger's bloody facial wound. By Sara Peschke and Rafael Buschmann in Rio de Janeiro more... Comment ]

World Cup Triumph: Germany Earned It

World Cup Triumph: Germany Earned It

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2014

Over the past eight years, Germany has worked hard to transform its football team. Sunday night's dramatic extra-time World Cup win shows that, while you can never plan for good luck, hard work and doggedness will go a long way in fostering it. A Commentary By Christian Gödecke more... Comment ]

Winning Mood: Germany Basks in World Cup Semifinal Triumph

Winning Mood: Germany Basks in World Cup Semifinal Triumph

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2014

Germany demolished Brazil on Tuesday in an extraordinary match that left the host nation reeling, its hopes of a World Cup victory brutally shattered. But despite delivering the most shocking result in the soccer tournament's history, Joachim Löw and his team aren't taking anything for granted. more... Comment ]

World Cup 2022: The Dark Side of the Qatar Dream

World Cup 2022: The Dark Side of the Qatar Dream

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2014

Qatar is spending billions to build hotels, subways, shopping centers and stadiums ahead of the World Cup in 2022. But those working on the projects are poorly paid and poorly housed. And some of them can't leave. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Philipp Lahm: Bayern Captain Takes Center Stage Under Guardiola

Philipp Lahm: Bayern Captain Takes Center Stage Under Guardiola

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2013

With the World Cup coming up, Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm is reveling in a new role for his club. He spoke to SPIEGEL about trying to live up to coach Pep Guardiola's lofty standards, and why he rarely suffers an injury. Interview Conducted By Rafael Buschmann and Detlef Hacke more... Comment ]