At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany’s primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

World Cup roundup, Day 7: Messi's magic moment, fearsome France

The 2022 World Cup is in full swing. At the end of every matchday, we'll review the biggest talking points emanating from Qatar and break down all the action on the pitch. Below, we look back on Day 7...

Germany's World Cup hopes could rest on a veteran and his successor

He won't demand as much attention as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but this is also likely to be Thomas Muller's final World Cup for Germany.Ex-head coach Joachim Low vanquished the 33-year-old from the international scene in March 2019,...

What does Qatar's dark World Cup legacy mean for the future of soccer?

Before the boom, the long stretch of dusty coastline north of Doha - a straight, 235-mile shot west across the water from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - was a place where people could escape the crowds, strolling...

World Cup X-factors: Each team's potential breakout player in Qatar

At every major tournament, numerous youngsters and underappreciated stars boost their reputation and value with standout performances. Here, theScore selects a potential breakout player for each national team at the 2022 World Cup.Group ANetherlands' Cody Gakpo BSR Agency /...

Ranking the 20 best players at the 2022 World Cup

We've ranked all the teams; now it's time for the players to take center stage. As we close in on the opening kickoff at the World Cup, here are the 20 brightest stars who'll be on display in Qatar...

Absent XI: The best players who won't be at the World Cup

With the World Cup squads officially submitted, the talent that'll be on display in Qatar has been finalized. So, too, has the collection of players that won't be on show. Be it because of injury, coaching decisions, or a...

World Cup preview: Everything you need to know about Group E

With the 2022 World Cup just days away, we're taking a deep dive into all eight groups, highlighting the star players to watch, examining the biggest storylines to follow, and offering some predictions for how things may play out....

Ranking all 32 World Cup home kits

Look good, feel good, play good. A snazzy kit may not actually make you perform better on the pitch, but that doesn't mean being stylish doesn't matter, especially when the eyes of the world are upon you. With that...

6 thoughts from Tuesday's Champions League action

The Champions League rumbles on with Matchday 3 this week. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from Tuesday's action in Europe's premier club competition.Red-hot Sane flying under the radarThere's been plenty of uncertainty hovering over Bayern Munich after...

10 storylines emerging after critical World Cup tuneup matches

The preparations are nearly complete. Though some nations have scheduled warmup matches in the days just before the World Cup begins in November, many of the world's preeminent sides completed their pre-tournament itineraries during the recent international window. With...


Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday's slate of action in England's top flight.Grealish earns starring rolePep Guardiola's squad...