Caspar Busse essay
22 players, two goals, one ball – the special fascination of football lies in the simplicity of the game. According to surveys, around one in two people in Germany is interested in football, it is the sport that attracts the most attention – and that’s a big deal. And now it’s all over again: the first round of the DFB Cup will be played this weekend. In a few days, the first Bundesliga will also enter its 59th season. Fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the league. There will be supporters everywhere in the stadiums again if the infection rate allows. If it depends on those responsible, football is expected to return to normal after the past two seasons, which have been heavily shaped by the corona pandemic.