We're going to....Berlin?

April 27, 2006
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
A little over two years ago I published a column describing why the German FA (DFB) Cup used to have its ups and downs in terms of popularity and why it never acquired the mystique (once?) attributed to its English counterpart. In a nutshell, our cup competition was a latecomer and initially intended to fill the boring summer months with some half-hearted action. What's more, until the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, our national championship was based on the concept of knock-out rounds between ...

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