Bundesliga club Hoffenheim's media department will not run any stories on the World Cup in Qatar due to the country's record on human rights violations, it said on Thursday.
Champions League hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen have agreed to sign Germany international Kerem Demirbay from fellow Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund inexplicably surrendered a three-goal lead in the second half to draw 3-3 against Hoffenheim on Saturday after completely dominating for more than an hour.
New Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac said on Thursday he was confident the champions would get off to a winning start when they kick off their Bundesliga season against visiting Hoffenheim on Friday.
Schalke 04 have agreed to sign in-form Hoffenheim forward Mark Uth from next season
Hamburg SV notched a crucial 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim on Sunday with their second win in three matches moving them further away from the relegation zone.
Bayern Munich succeeded in securing an important victory over RB Leipzig (5-4) with penalties after they ended the full time with a draw (1-1).
The first leg will be played August 15-16 and the second leg will be played August 22-23.
Julian Nagelsmann, coach of Germany’s Hoffenheim, awarded “Best Coach” of the season on his birthday Sunday July 23.