World Cup draw reaction: no clear “groups of death”

There are no clear-cut “groups of death” in this edition of the greatest show on Earth, and this is exactly the way FIFA wants it. For once, we can all congratulate FIFA for doing something positive for the game. (Too soon?) If there is any sort of consensus on the toughest

Bayer Leverkusen legend Jens Nowotny adamant ‘Germany will win the World Cup’

Journalist Alessandro Schiavone meets up with Germany and Bayer Leverkusen legend Jens Nowotny in London ahead of a friendly game between former German players and retired Italian, Mexican, French, Chinese, Brazilian and Portuguese footballers. Jens Nowotny is a man who inspires respect in the neutral observer. He is big, brash, well-dressed,