Topic: Football and Integration

German footballers Lukas Podolski (l.), Mesut Özil, Sami Khedira and Per Mertesacker. Photo: picture-alliance/augenklick/firo Sportphoto

Soccer as a force for integration

Success through diversity

Vahid Hashemian of Iran (centre) challenges Fernando Meira (left) and Miguel of Portugal during the first round match between Portugal and Iran at the 2006 World Cup (photo: ULMER/Florian Eisele)

FIFA World Cup 2014: Iran

Lack of experience is the greatest obstacle

Samir Nasri (photo: Reuters)

The French Football Star Samir Nasri

Anything but Pussy-Footed

Jordanian goalkeeper Misda Ramounieh at the 15th Asian Games in Qatar, 2006 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Landov)

Muslim Sportswomen on the Rise

An Inspiration to Young Women around the World

prominent examples: female footballers de Mbabi (2nd from right) and Bajramaj (right) are fully integrated into the German women national team (photo: dpa)

Migration in Germany

Football Can Contribute to Integration

Ilkay Gündogan wearing the black and yellow strip of Borussia Dortmund (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Profile: Ilkay Gündogan

A Model of Successful Integration

Franck Ribéry during prayer. Photo by larsbaron bongarts getty images.jpg

The Integrative Power of Football

Those Who Score, Get to Pray to Allah

Karim Benzema Foto getty images

Karim Benzema

The Boy Next Door

Franck Ribéry (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Franck Bilal Ribéry

''Always Believe in God''