Sports & Politics
Football's Coming Home
The DFB (German Soccer Association) has gone way out on a limb: It wants to bring the Women's World Cup 2027 to Germany. Cool thing, actually, but there are one or two challenges lurking on the horizon: Will the spectator numbers be right? Will the DFB get the right marketing concept out of the drawer to transport the drive of women's soccer to the population? Will women's soccer once again be reduced to men's soccer?
Megan for President
What is really frightening is that anyone who sifts through the list of American presidents will not find a woman among the 45 chosen so far, or among those who have been washed into office by the murder of their predecessors. Well, Hillary almost made it, even winning a clear majority of the votes cast, but a system of electors (the name alone says it all!), incomprehensible to people who have inhaled proportional representation, shattered her dreams.
DFB to promote women's soccer through European cooperation
The DFB simply cannot manage to establish enthusiasm for women's soccer in German society in the long term: Sometimes there are too few spectators at first league matches - at last count an average of only 1,000 per game - and then statements from the Federal Republic's soccer mothbox repeatedly cause a bland aftertaste, as recently when "50 years of women's soccer" was celebrated and in a - funny - documentary prejudices from the day before yesterday were once again brewed up.
Room for new teams
The goalkeeper's fear of the penalty kick? But he got lost in this picture, so did his team, and even the goalkeeper's net has taken off.