Topic: FIFA World Cup

ALT_Tags: Iranian fans at the FIFA World Cup (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iran at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Battling on several fronts

Mehdi Benatia in action for AS Rome (photo: UPDATE IMAGES PRESS/Isabella Bonotto)

Moroccoʹs football star Mehdi Benatia

No defence against an own goal

Friendly between Germany and Saudi Arabia on 08.06.2018 – Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan on the bench (photo: Reuters)

Germany's identity crisis

Gundogan and Ozil are not the problem!

Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah (photo: picture-alliance)

Egyptian football

Sun god, star, Mo Salah

 Aktion Zeig Rassismus die rote Karte, Foto: picture-alliance/dpa/Fredrik von Erichsen

The UEFA Cup 2016

The Teutonic preoccupation with race

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

Members of the Algerian national soccer team (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

FIFA World Cup 2014: Algeria

"My money's on Algeria and Russia"

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

Mesut Özil (photo: AP)

Mesut Özil

The polite boy with the faux-hawk

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

The Integrative Power of Football

Those who score, get to pray to Allah

Sami Khedira (photo: AP)

Portait of Sami Khedira

Origins are irrelevant in football

Karim Benzema Foto getty images

Karim Benzema

The boy next door

Franck Ribéry (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Franck Bilal Ribéry

''Always believe in God''