Germany has a reputation as being a great footballing nation. Its national team have been world champions three times. But why are the Germans so football crazy? Find out in the third part of our series: "Those Germans!"
The Champions League main group phase begins this week and four German clubs - Bayern, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Schalke - are ready to go. DW's Jens Krepela examines their chances in their opening games.
Borussia Dortmund have won their opening Champions League encounter, defeating Premier League side Arsenal. Bundesliga league leaders Leverkusen struggled to score all night in Monaco, losing their game 1-0.
DW's football show Kick off! recently went to visit German World Cup winner André Schürrle in London. They didn't just bring back a great interview, but also a personally-signed André Schürrle T-shirt, which you can win!
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery could face a three-game suspension for a very unusual violation of soccer rules: refusing to play for France. Apparently that's something he's not allowed to do.
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