This weekend, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will play in the final of Europe’s most prestigious soccer competition, and for the first time it’s an all-German affair. There’s something a little too apt about Germany’s domination of Europe’s favorite sport this year. As goes football, so goes the European economy? Bear with me. There could be something to it.
Soccer players found guilty of discriminatory behavior in European club competitions face a minimum 10-game ban, regional governing body UEFA said today as it moved to toughen penalties following several cases of racism.
The Champions League final, the biggest soccer match of the year -- and, for that matter, the most watched sporting event on the planet -- will be played this weekend at Wembley Stadium in London. In a sense, though, the winner has already been declared: Germany.