From "A" like American football over "F" like football to "Z" like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention.
July 2: National team moves to Adidas during the European Championship
The choice of national coach Joachim Loew fell on Herzogenaurach. At the headquarters of the DFB sponsor, the German national football team will move into their headquarters at the European Championship 2020. The Löw team will be staying and training in the Adidas campus. "We will open our camp during the EM 2020 in the Adidas World of Sports in Herzogenaurach," said the DFB on Tuesday on the social media.
Numerous football pitches, fitness areas and other sports facilities such as running tracks, trampolines, beach volleyball and tennis courts as well as bouldering and climbing facilities are already integrated in the extensive area at the headquarters of the DFB sponsor. These should be extended for the stay of the DFB team. Just recently, the new corporate headquarters, which was built in 34 months, was completed. It is visually reminiscent of a football stadium and offers space for around 2000 employees on 52,000 square meters.
July 1: German first-round debacle: Also Zverev fails in Wimbledon
Hope-bearer Alexander Zverev broke away at Wimbledon at the start and completed the German first-round debacle at the most famous tennis tournament in the world. The 22-year-old Hamburger surprisingly succumbed to Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely on Monday and thus joined the defeat series. On a frustrating German tennis day at the time-honored facility in southwestern London, the world ranking fifth came out after a 6: 4, 3: 6, 2: 6, 5: 7. Never before had Zverev been eliminated in his four Wimbledon appearances before in the first round, this time Davis Cup team boss Michael Kohlmann had even dared the first jump into the semifinals.
At 17:43 local time it was clear that not one of the seven German starters – five men and two women – reached the second round on the opening day. Philipp Kohlschreiber did not stand a chance against Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic. The initially 14 player comprehensive squad of the German Tennis Federation reduced by half after the first day. German hopes rest even more on Angelique Kerber. The defending champion attacks like six other German participants on Tuesday for the first time in the game. Against the Swabian Tatjana Maria, the Kieler is facing a tricky task.
July 1: Kohlschreiber misses Wimbledon surprise against Djokovic
Davis Cup player Philipp Kohlschreiber clearly missed a surprise against defending champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon. The Augsburg defeated on Monday the Serbian tennis world ranking first in the first game on the Center Court 3: 6, 5: 7, 3: 6. After 2:02 hours Djokovic used his first match ball for the eleventh victory in the 13th comparison with the 35-year-old Kohlschreiber. Boris Becker's former protégé is placed first and aims for his fifth Wimbledon title. For Kohlschreiber his 60th participation in one of the four Grand Slam tournaments ended on the opening day.
July 1: Löw sees Kuntz as successor candidate
Suddenly Joachim Loew speaks for the first time more concrete about a possible successor as national coach – and Stefan Kuntz is one of two candidates. The first business trip after his illness-related break led Löw to the European Championship final of the German U21 team to Italy, where he chatted with coach Kuntz and recommended the 56-year-old equal for higher. An association-internal solution is for the time after his national coach epoch an obvious option, the DFB head coach made clear. "We have two coaches at the DFB, who absolutely have the skills to become national coach: Stefan Kuntz and Marcus Sorg," said Löw the "Bild".
"Both have a lot of empathy, which is important today for the young players to gain access to them and reach them on a personal track – both can do very well," added the coach. Kuntz shows "despite all concentration and discipline always a little lightness, a bit of happiness". Löw's contract will run until after the 2022 World Cup, from Kuntz to the Olympics 2020.
June 30: German U21 loses World Cup final against Spain
Off and on: The dream of the next European title has burst for Stefan Kuntz and the German U21 in a dramatic final night. Before the eyes of national coach Joachim Loew and DFB director Oliver Bierhoff, the defending champion had to defeat Sunday in Udine despite great fight Spain with 1: 2 (0: 1). In a high-class and intense final, Fabián Ruiz (7th minute) and Dani Olmo (69.) in the middle of a German urge phase ensured the fifth victory of the Spanish junior team in a European football championship. Nadiem Amiri caused with his late connection for even more thrill in the closing phase (88.).
After spectacular offensive football for top scorer Luca Waldschmidt in the previous tournament games, the German team ran the messed start despite impressive performance increase in vain. In front of 23,232 spectators in the sold-out stadium Friuli made no comeback despite all the efforts in the reissue of the 2017 final, when Germany won 1-0. In the fourth final of a U21 European Championship, it was the second defeat. Except for 2017, the DFB-Elf 2009 brought the title.
June 30: Verstappen crowns catching up with victory in Spielberg
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has won the Formula One race in Austria. The Dutch raced despite a botched start on Sunday at the Grand Prix in Spielberg for his sixth career victory and relegated in a gripping closing phase Sebastian Vettel Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc to second place. Third was Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes before Vettel, which cost a fatal mishap at the box valuable time. World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished only fifth. Verstappen repeated his last year's success, but was summoned by the race stewards for an overtaking maneuver. These judged the ultimately decisive attack of the Dutchman after three hours of consultation but only as a race incident, so Verstappen was allowed to keep his victory. He had attacked the leading Leclerc with three laps to go. This touched the two cars and the Ferrari driver had to dodge.
June 30: Frodeno wrestles Kienle at the Ironman in Frankfurt
Triathlete Jan Frodeno won the Ironman European Championships for the third time. The 37-year-old prevailed in a spectacular race in tropical temperatures after 7:56:02 hours against Sebastian Kienle. Born in Cologne, he took the initiative early while swimming, only needed a little more than 47 minutes for the 3.8 kilometers and was the first to jump out of the Langener Waldsee. Only three minutes later, Kienle grabbed his racing machine – previously the Knittlinger had stepped into a broken glass.
Despite going into the green, Frodeno also held the wheel for more than four hours at the top of the race. Kienle was not bothered by the injury to his foot – even a creeping slab did not stop him from catching up with Frodeno a few kilometers before the second break. Bike after bike, the duo reached the Mainkai after a good 180 kilometers. In the changing tent, a doctor removed the broken glass from Kienle's foot so that Frodeno walked on the marathon with a small pad. In the second of four laps, Kienle had rejoined the hole and even passed the 2008 Olympic triathlon champion. The countered, but shook off the Ironman world champion of 2014 again and crowned with just under four minutes ahead for the third time Ironman European champion. "That was one of the best races of my life," he later said on the ARD microphone. It would be worth it to get up. Kienle ran after 8:00:01 hours in second place on the Frankfurt Römerberg finish. For the German triple victory provided Franz Löschke, who brought his Frankfurt debut after 8:17:24 hours to the finish.
Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange caught a raven-black day. The 32-year-old Darmstädter quickly lost the connection while cycling and then had bad luck with the material. Both Frodeno and Kienle outclassed the Hawaii Champion of 2017 and 2018 on the marathon route.
June 29: Netherlands raises ticket for World Cup semi-final
If the German football women reach the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup in France in the evening, they meet the team of the Netherlands. The team of Sarina Wiegmann defeated on Saturday in Valenciennes Italy 2-0. The goals in the Stade du Hainaut were scored by Vivianne Miedema (70.) and Stefanie Van Der Gragt (80.) respectively. At temperatures just below 40 degrees, the Azurri were ultimately without a chance. The Elftal is only the second time at a World Cup finals. Four years ago in Canada, the team failed in the second round at Japan.
June 29: Kerber fails in the final of Eastbourne
Angelique Kerber has missed her first tournament victory since the Wimbledon title. The Kieler lost on Saturday the final of the WTA tournament in Eastbourne, England against Karolina Pliskova. The unilateral match over long stretches lasted only 71 minutes. The Czech defeated Kerber clearly in straight sets 6: 1 and 6: 4. For Pliskova, currently third in the world rankings, it was already the 14th tournament win on the WTA Tour. The 31-year-old German continues to wait for her next title. On Tuesday, she meets the Swabian Tatjana Maria on the "Holy Lawn" of Wimbledon in her first round match.
June 28: Defending champion USA after beating France in World Cup semi-final
Thanks to superstar Megan Rapinoe, the US continues to target the title defense at the Women's World Cup. With two goals from the outstanding captain, the Americans beat France 2-1 (1-0) on Friday night in Paris to face England in the semi-final on Tuesday in Lyon (21.00).
In front of 49,000 spectators in the sold-out Prinzenpark Rapinoe brought their team in the fifth minute in front with a directly converted free kick. After the break, she made after a counterattack in the 65th minute for the preliminary decision. The 81rd-minute goal by Wendie Renard came too late for France. For the frenetically inspired French women, the duel styled in advance of the "Le Grand Match" and the home tournament ended with a bitter disappointment.
June 27: AC Milan excluded from the European Cup
The Italian top club AC Milan has been excluded from the European Football Cup for violations of the Financial Fair Play for the upcoming season. This was decided by the International Sport Court CAS. Milan had finished fifth last season and would have been eligible to play for the Europa League.
The seven-time winner of the Champions League and the European Cup of Champions was originally excluded for the season 2018/19 by UEFA because of a significant transfer loss in previous years. Milan, on the other hand, filed an appeal to the CAS.
June 27: Unpublished doping control in DFB women in France
German football women have been given unannounced doping control on Thursday morning. Four players have been controlled, said DFB spokeswoman Annette Seitz. The training session, originally scheduled for 10.15 am, therefore started a little later. The German footballers are currently preparing for their quarter-final on Saturday against Sweden (18.30 / ZDF and DAZN) near Rennes.
June 27: Atlético Madrid offers 126 million for prodigy João Félix
Spanish top-flight Atlético Madrid have made the highest bid in their club history for Portuguese young striker João Félix. The Rojiblancos wanted to pay 126 million euros for the attacker, Benfica told Lisbon late Wednesday evening, where the 19-year-old shooting star is currently under contract. The offer, which is above the fixed transfer fee of 120 million euros, will be examined, so Benfica. Consent from the Portuguese is almost certain.
Previously, many top European clubs had sought a commitment of the offensive player. In the Europa League quarter-final against Eintracht Frankfurt he had scored in the 4-2 win Benfica in the first leg three goals. In Madrid, Félix, who recently also plays in Portugal's national team, will replace the French world champion Antoine Griezmann. He wants Atlético leave after five years and probably change to the champion FC Barcelona.
June 27: That cost the season tickets in the Bundesliga
Promoter SC Paderborn was on Wednesday not only the last Bundesliga club, which published its ticket prices, the Ostwestfalen sat down with a season ticket price of 225 euros and directly to the top of the ranking. That's a whopping 30 euros more than in the past second division season. The price applies to a non-reduced standing room at the 17 home games of the SCP in the Benteler Arena. Borussia Dortmund fans pay 219 euros for all home games of their BVB. For only 165 euros are the followers of the 1. FC Cologne in all 17 games, in Wolfsburg and record champions Bayern Munich costs a season ticket even only 145 euros. The fans of TSG Hoffenheim have to pay only five euros more for a standing place in the PreZero Arena. In midfield, the 1st FC Union Berlin ranks in terms of season ticket prices. The 17 games of the "Iron" at the Alte Försterei cost 187 euros.
26th June: Bayern will think about Dembélé transfer as Plan B.
FC Bayern Munich thinks, according to information from the "Sport Bild" about a commitment of the former Dortmund Ousmane Dembélé. The German championship football champion has "a spectacular plan B", if the transfer of national player Leroy Sané does not come about, writes the magazine on Wednesday without specifying sources. As an advocate of an obligation of offensive player from FC Barcelona, the chairman of the board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge apply. Dembélé moved from BVB to Barcelona in 2017 and still has a contract there until 2022.
At Sané is currently a whereabouts at Manchester City. Also national teammate Toni Kroos does not expect a change of the 23-year-old to Munich. "If Leroy were to go to Bayern, that would be a huge transfer for Bayern, which has never been seen in this financial context, so he would have some guarantee to play regularly," Kroos told Sport Bild, adding: "However, Bayern have good players in this position with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, and I do not think the transfer is going to happen anyway, but that's just my feeling."
From Man City's point of view, he would "definitely not let Sané go or at least make him so expensive that Bayern will not pay him anymore," said the midfielder of Real Madrid.
June 25: Italy and Netherlands win – World Cup quarter-finals complete
The quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup in France is complete. As the last team drew European champions in Rennes with a happy 2-1 (1-1) victory against the superior World Cup Japan second in the round of the top eight teams. The Oranjeleeuwinnen went through the playing for the FCR Duisburg Lieke Martens (17th minute) in the lead. But Yui Hasegawa (43 ') equalized shortly before the break in the very entertaining game in front of 21,076 spectators. Martens from FC Barcelona then marked in stoppage time (90 + 1) with a controversial despite video review hand penalty the winning goal. The Dutch women are a possible semi-final opponent of the German team, but meet in the quarter-final but first on Saturday on Italy. The Italians had previously reached the second knockout round at a World Cup for the first time. Valentina Giacinti (15th) and Aurora Galli (49th) scored the goals in the 2-0 (1-0) victory in Montpellier against the German World Cup first-in against China.
The quarterfinal matches: Norway – England (Thursday, 9 pm, in Le Havre); France – USA (Friday, 9 pm, in Paris); Italy – Netherlands (Saturday, 3 pm, in Valenciennes), Germany – Sweden (Saturday, 6:30 pm, in Rennes)
June 25: Suárez reclaims handball from opposing goalkeeper
Yes, the goalkeeper may take his hand in football in his own penalty area. Uruguay striker Luis Suárez was probably unaware of this fact when he claimed a handful by goalkeeper Gabriel Arias in the 1-0 win over his national team against Chile at the South American Championship. Or had the recent clutter around the hand-rules had upset the attacker?
The keeper had blocked a shot from Suarez from an acute angle at the six-yard box to the corner. Suarez threw up his arms and complained visibly towards the referee: Handspiel! "A surrealistic response," wrote the Spanish football portal "Marca".
Record champions Uruguay ended the group stage of the Copa América as leaders. Edinson Cavani met on Monday evening in the Maracanã Stadium of Rio de Janeiro in the 82nd minute to 1-0 final score. Even defending champion Chile is qualified for the quarter-finals. Uruguay meets Peru on Saturday in Salvador. Chile plays against Colombia on Friday in São Paulo. Even then, the goalkeeper may take the ball in his own penalty area in the hand.
June 25: Report: Neymar agrees verbally with FC Barcelona
The change of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain back to FC Barcelona is due, according to the Spanish newspaper "Sport". The 27-year-old striker has made an oral agreement with the Catalans for the next five seasons, writes the paper on Tuesday.
His desire to play for Barça again was so great that he accepted the terms of President Josep Maria Bartomeu. According to Neymar's salary in Barcelona will be well below that in Paris future. Previously, the newspaper reported that Neymar had written to several Barcelona players on WhatsApp: "Relax, I'll be back."
At the French football champion Paris, the head of the club, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, surprisingly stated in an interview with the magazine "France Football": "No one forced him to sign here, no one pushed him in. Of course there are contracts to be respected, but more important in the future will be the absolute commitment to our project. "
Neymar is at the club of the German coach Thomas Tuchel until 2022 under contract. Two years ago, the attacker hit the headlines with his £ 222 million FC Barcelona-to-PSG record transfer.
June 24: Swedes challenge German team in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup
The German national women's team will face Sweden in the Quarterfinals of the Football World Cup next Saturday (18.30) in Rennes. The three-crown team prevailed in Paris with 1: 0 (0: 0) against Canada. The winner for the team of coach Peter Gerhardsson scored in a moderate round of 16 final Stina Blackstenius in the 55th minute. Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl prevented a possible extra time when she parried a Janine Beckie (69.) hand penalty. The Swedes were in recent years always a "favorite opponent" of the DFB selection, who could win almost all decisive duels with the Scandinavians at major international tournaments.
Before that, defending champions USA reached the quarter-finals thanks to two penalties with a 2-1 (1-1) victory in Reims against Spain. Thus it comes now on Friday (21 clock) to the "early final" of the US women against hosts France.
June 24: 2026 Olympic Winter Games take place in Milan
Milan will host the XXV in 2026. Be Winter Olympics. The majority of the 82 members of the International Olympic Committee voted at the Assembly in Lausanne for the Italian fashion city and against competitors Stockholm. Twenty years after the games in Turin, the sports spectacle on ice and snow will not only return to Italy, but again into a classic winter sports region in Europe. Most recently, Vancouver (2010), Sochi (2014) and Pyeongchang in South Korea (2018) hosted. It will be Beijing in 2022. The pre-election Milan had started together with Cortina d'Ampezzo, where in 1956 the Winter Games were held. Stockholm and Are failed – even though there have never been winter games in Sweden – not least because of the lack of popular support.
June 23: 1: 1 against Austria – German U21 is in the European Championship semifinals +++
Germany's U21 footballers have made it perfect in the semi-finals and qualifying for the 2020 Olympics with a draw in the third European Championship game. The selection of coach Stefan Kuntz handed in Udine in the third round match a 1-1 (1-1) against Austria for the group victory. Thus, the DFB youngsters is the third time in a row in the semifinals of a U21 European Championship. The opponent in the match on Thursday is not fixed yet. Striker Luca Waldschmidt had shot the German team with his fifth tournament goal in the lead (14th minute), Augsburg Kevin Danso managed in front of 9100 spectators the equalizer (24./Foulelfmeter).
June 23: Andy Murray wins double title in comeback
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has refined his comeback on the tennis tour by winning the Queens double competition. The 32-year-old Scot won the final against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Sunday against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury from the US and the United Kingdom 7: 6 (8: 6), 5: 7, 10: 5. Because of his lengthy pain on the hip, Murray had announced his early retirement at the Australian Open and then undergone surgery. Also in Wimbledon, which begins on July 1, the former world ranking first wants to compete in doubles and in mixed.
June 23: Sané should not consider switching to Bayern
It would have been the change of summer, but now he seems to have moved a long way off. As reported by the British "Sun", Leroy Sané has made it clear to friends that he will not switch to Bayern Munich. He will give the change a "drain" and stay with Manchester City, it says in the report. His contract with the club of coach Pep Guardiola runs until 2021. The 23-year-old believes that the Premier League is the better league. Moreover, according to Sun, he would be bothered by the massive observation he was under in Germany.
June 23: Hamilton also wins in France – Vettel fifth
Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One race in France and further expanded his championship lead. The British Mercedes driver prevailed in Le Castellet in front of his teammate Valtteri Bottas and celebrated his sixth victory in the eighth race of the season. The German Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel from Heppenheim had to settle for fifth place and still landed behind his teammate Charles Leclerc from Monaco and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen from the Netherlands. Hamilton repeated on the course in southern France his victory from the previous year and is now in the championship standings 76 points ahead of Vettel.
June 23: Flick will probably co-coach at Bayern
Hansi Flick is according to a media report new assistant coach at Bayern Munich. As the "kicker" reported, the long-time assistant to coach Joachim Loew receives a two-year contract with the German champions. At the training kick-off on July 8, the 54-year-old will be at the Munich. Flick succeeds Peter Hermann, who left Bayern after the season.
Flick was from 1985 to 1990 professional at Bayern. He ran in 104 league games and was four times champion with the Munich. On the side of Löw, Flick had been working from 2006 until winning the 2014 World Cup. He then worked as a sports director at the German Football Association and as Managing Director at 1899 Hoffenheim.
June 21: No yellow for goalkeepers – Fifa weakens new penalty rule
The goalkeepers at the Women's World Cup do not need to worry about a yellow card on penalties in the knockout phase if they move too early from the line. The rule was suspended at the request of Fifa for the tournament in France. That said, the responsible for the football rules International Football Association Board (Ifab) on Friday.
The reason given by the Ifab was that the video referee's control of recognizing such offenses was sufficient to deter deterrents. They wanted to avoid that a goalkeeper may be referred by a second yellow card during a penalty shootout of the field and then, according to the rule, a field player must be in the goal.
If a goalkeeper moves with both legs before the shot from the goal line, the penalty is repeated. In the group stage several goalkeepers had been warned for a corresponding offense. At penalty times in the game the warning rule remains. Goalkeepers have been able to move away from the goal line with one foot before the shot on 1 June.
June 21: Germany trumps Nigeria at Women's World Cup
The German women's national team will face Nigeria in the Round of 16 at the World Cup in France on Saturday (17.30 / ARD and DAZN). That was clear after the completion of the entire preliminary round. The USA secured victory in Group F with a 2-0 (1-0) victory in Le Havre against Sweden and scored the highest score of nine points.
Lindsey Horan put the US team of coach Jill Ellis in the 3rd minute before Jonna Andersson (50) made an own goal. Thus, the German team can meet in the event of a progress at the earliest in the final on defending USA.
The outcome of the other game between Thailand and Chile ultimately decided on the next German opponent. Newcomer Chile would have had to win in Rennes with at least three goals difference to chase the fourth-best group third, Nigeria, still the last eighth-final place.
After an own goal by the Thai goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing (48th), the South Americans were also 1: 0 forward, and after the 2: 0 of Maria Jose Urrutia (80th), it was once again really exciting. Four minutes before the end of the game, Chile missed out on the last 16 teams with a missed penalty from Francisca Lara, who hit only the crossbar.
+++ June 20: Torfabrik continues: German U21-selection also wins second European Championship group match clearly +++
Germany U21 national team has after the second victory in the second European Championship game best chances to move into the semifinals and the Olympic qualification. The selection of Stefan Kuntz prevailed in the evening in Trieste with 6: 1 (3: 0) against Serbia with the Frankfurt Luka Jovic and has six points from two games. Augsburg's Marco Richter (16th minute), three goalscorer Luca Waldschmidt from SC Freiburg (30./37./80.), Dortmund's Mahmoud Dahoud (69.) and Arne Maier (90. + 2) met in front of 9837 spectators the German football junior. Andrija Zivkovic converted a penalty for the Serbs (85.). The DFB-Elf reaches in the last preliminary round match against Austria on Sunday now a point for the group victory and thus the safe entry into the semifinals.
+++ June 20: Austrian Strasser takes sixth win in Race Across America +++
With his third win in the series and the sixth overall, extreme sportsman Christoph Strasser has finally entered the history books of the legendary "Race Across America". At his ninth start, the 36-year-old from Styria again drove in his own league. Accompanied by a twelve-member team, he mastered nearly 5,000 kilometers from the west to the east coast of the United States in eight days, six hours and 51 minutes. This corresponds to an average speed of almost 25 kilometers per hour. Strasser spent, according to their own information, not even ten hours in the horizontal. All the more he was looking forward to the well-deserved sleep. "I think it will all go party – not all, because I'm really looking forward to my bed," said the ultra-cyclist. Strasser was the first ever to manage the hat-trick in probably the toughest bike race in the world – with an incredible 35,000 vertical meters. The road was made more difficult this year by heavy rain, which not only made it difficult for the Austrian in the first three days (and nights). On the way to the second place is the Slovene Marko Baloh, who still had 500 kilometers to go on Wednesday evening at 22:29 local time on Strasser's finish line.