Their names are Lucas Silva, Daví and Mateos. They live in an office building near the Autobahn, play soccer in the seventh division and say they were given a chance in the Hessian province. But is that true? Tom Noga

The sound is tinny. This is due to the decrepit speakers, which only provide sound for part of the sports facility. The clubhouse with a pub that has been closed for years and the sausage stand in front of it. So that something can also be heard at the other end of the bumpy soccer field, Andreas Bergemann, in his mid-fifties with a bald head, turns the music up to the max. Around the speaker’s booth, a tiny wooden enclosure, you can no longer understand your own words.