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Messi's missing millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

Messi's missing millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2015

Where did the money go from six benefit football matches played by Lionel Messi and friends? The world famous football player says they went to charity. Tax investigators believe they went to the players. Documents have emerged that are fueling those suspicions. By Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Weiche Bälle im Super Bowl: Da ist noch Luft nach oben

Weiche Bälle im Super Bowl: Da ist noch Luft nach oben

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2015

Der 49. Super Bowl wird überschattet vom Ärger über zu schwach aufgepumpte Bälle im Halbfinale. NFL-Commissioner Roger Goodell sieht aber keinen Grund, für Aufklärung zu sorgen. Von Heiko Oldörp mehr... Forum ]

NFL: Packers-Quarterback Rodgers erneut wertvollster Spieler

NFL: Packers-Quarterback Rodgers erneut wertvollster Spieler

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2015

Aaron Rodgers ist erneut der wertvollste Spieler der NFL. Der Quarterback der Green Bay Packers bekam mehr Stimmen als Defensive End J.J. Watt von den Houston Texans. mehr... Forum ]

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

Interview with Architect Albert Speer: The Search for Sustainability at the Qatar World Cup

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2015

Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how. Interview Conducted by Maik Grossekathöfer and Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

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 ]