Place of birth, religion, skin color or sexual orientation – on the pitch, it doesn't matter. Soccer unites. This is one of the reasons why Volkswagen, for many years, has been involved in soccer. It supports amateurs and professionals, men and women, adults and children. Since the beginning of the year, Volkswagen has also been an official partner of the German Football Association (DFB) and the German national team. The aim is to support German soccer across the entire spectrum. This ranges from sponsoring the national team to cultural projects in soccer. The best example is the women’s soccer culture festival “Discover Football” in Berlin. 100 women from all over the world took part at the beginning of August in order to discuss national, cultural, religious and language barriers – and naturally have a kick-around together.
Team spirit powers success
On Saturday, August 31, the German women’s national soccer team will begin their qualifying campaign for the European 2021 Championship, in Kassel. The city is located in the state of Hesse, about halfway between Frankfurt and Hanover. We spoke to an employee at Volkswagen Kassel plant about soccer, Volkswagen and diversity.