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When the ball was over the Wall

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Europe has been commemorating 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell.

That momentous event also marked the end of the German Democratic Republic's national team, who had competed in FIFA & UEFA competitions, qualifying only once for a major tournament, the 1974 World Cup, where they memorably beat hosts West Germany in the group stage.

Robert Enke, Germany Goalkeeper Dies under a Train

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Robert Enke (32) the Hannover and Germany goalkeeper who was expected to be part of his country's 2010 World Cup squad, was killed after being hit by a train close to a level crossing near his home.

According to the Guardian, Jörg Neblung, a close friend and adviser of Enke, later said that the 32-year-old goalkeeper had killed himself.

No Secret Police Cash For Union Berlin

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Funds are hard to come by for a number of football clubs these days. Funds have been particularly hard to come by for bold German side Union Berlin, whose fans famously chipped in and hammered up to help the crisis earlier in the year. Making it to the 2. Bundesliga was a great leap forward in [...]

F.C. Hansa Rostock Masita 2009/10 Home, Away and Third Kits / Trikots

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F.C. Hansa Rostock is a German football club based in the city of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. They have emerged as one of the most successful clubs from the former East Germany and made several appearances in the 1. Bundesliga. Hansa Rostock is currently campaigning in the German 2. Bundesliga. They finished in 13th position in the league [.


Olympics: Brazil and the elusive hunt for gold…

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Olympics: Brazil and the elusive hunt for gold... is a post from: Just Football

Brazil take the Olympic Games very seriously, arguably more seriously than even the Copa América and the Confederations Cup. But unlike at World Cup level, theirs is a history failure at Olympic level.

Great (old) goals you might neverseen (part2)

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This is a part2 and last of these two posts where I am sharing some of the great old goals, mostly not that famous, or over consumed by media or clips. Don't expect to watch a typical Maradona or Pele goal, but something really rare that you might never seen. Non WC goals are here. All goals are historical, meaning they are at least 20 years old (1991 season or before).

USMNT: Records By Cycle

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All matches

GP W L D Pts PPG GF GA GD GFA GAA GDA 1990 44 16 21 7 55 1.25 45 53 -8 1.02 1.20 -0.18 1994 100 32 36 32 128 1.28 120 110 10 1.20 1.10 0.10 1998 68 27 25 16 97 1.43 90 77 13 1.

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Germans In GQ: Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Götze & Dennis Aogo

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First spotted on Lowes Miserables Live Journal by reader, Anna.

They came. They saw. They scowled.

Four players from the German NT (plus Dennis Aogo, who failed to make the Euro 2012 squad) appear on four different German GQ covers in June: Mario Götze & Dennis Aogo (to be circulated in Northern Germany), Manuel Neuer (East Germany), Bastian Schweinsteiger (South Germany) and Mats Hummels (the luckiest part West Germany).

The Twohundredpercent Vault: When The Two Germanies Collided, 1974

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The Cold War spread insiduously into every aspect of life between the end of the second world war and the end of the 1980s, and sport was no exception to this rule, whether it was the Soviets and Americans boycotting each others' Olympic Games or Bobby Fischer facing off against Boris Spassky at chess in Rekjavik in 1972.

Germany celebrates unified 20th anniversary

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LEIPZIG, Germany -Â German soccer officials and the sport's European chief Michel Platini on Sunday commemorated the country's 20th anniversary as a reunified soccer team following the end of the Cold War. "I can still remember our international matches against them, most of which we lost," said former France captain and UEFA boss Platini.

David Villa: “We aren’t going to leave a drop of sweat.”

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The Netherlands will try to win the World Cup final on their third attempt. Czechoslovakia (1934 and 1962) and Hungary (1938 and 1954) are the other two countries besides the Netherlands who have featured in two World Cup finals on the losing end. (West Germany was on the losing end in 1966, 1982 and 1986 but won the World Cup in 1954 and 1974 before unification with East Germany).

World Cup Tales: When The Two Germanies Collided, 1974

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The Cold War spread insiduously into every aspect of life between the end of the second world war and the end of the 1980s, and sport was no exception to this rule, whether it was the Soviets and Americans boycotting each others' Olympic Games or Bobby Fischer facing off against Boris Spassky at chess in Rekjavik in 1972.

World Cup Moments: The Wasserschlacht, West Germany v Poland, 1974

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Just because it's the World Cup doesn't mean everything about it need be of World Cup quality. Take the pitch in the 1974 semifinal between hosts West Germany and Poland, for example it looked like it belonged hosting the 400m butterfly at the Summer Olympics rather than a World Cup game.

A-Z of World Cup Superstars – I is for Bode Illgner

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I get high, I get high, I get high, when I touch ya!!!

For those unfamiliar with Austin's semi rave classic, I move swiftly onto higghh!! or I

Not to many too shout about to say the truth but I'll start with I'tys, get it!

Iaquinta was Italy's main striker in the last World Cup, playing in 5 of their 7 matches although he only scored 1 goal against Ghana in the opening match.

A-Z of World Cup Superstars – H is for Hurst

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It's all about the H's this week and here's a couple of heroes and villains for you. Lets start with a cheating froggy villain.

Henry has had a hit and miss career with Les Blues. He was in the squad for the 98 triumph and scored 3 goals but missed the final victory due to tactical switches forced by suspensions.

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

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It's Friday again, and that uneasy feeling rising in your belly is most likely because Friday means it's Dotmund's World Cup preview day here on Twohundredpercent. This week, he's been looking at the fortunes of the host nations of the tournament.

Until someone figures out how to astroturf the moon and stop the corner flags floating away, all major sporting events have to take place somewhere.

Video Of The Week: Ten Goals That Shook The World

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This week's Video Of The Week is a piece of World Cup fluff from ITV's build-up to the 2006 tournament in Germany. If you can mentally tune out the clichés from the voice-over and the more objectionable viewpoints of some of the talking heads, though, there is some interesting archive footage to be had here as well as, of course, a brief recap of some of the tournament's more idiosyncratic stories.

Best World Cup Player Of The Decade Part 4: the 1970s

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The fourth in the series offers a critical evaluation of the teams and players from the nineteen-seventies.

The 1970s

Three tournaments were held in the seventies, two in the Americas (1970 and 1978) and one in Europe (1974). Brazil were dominant in the first tournament before fading as the decade progressed.

Greatest World Cup Matches: West Germany-East Germany (1974)

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Football is more than just a game: as the "real" world unfolds, football becomes caught up in it, and particular matches have particular political symbolism. One such match was when West Germany played East Germany in the 1974 World Cup.Since the end of WWII the divided Germany had become the main arena for the ongoing Cold War between East and West.

World Cup Team History: Australia

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We're doing a World Cup history post for every team at World Cup 2010. Today it's Australia's turn. The Socceroos have just two previous World Cup appearances in the record books, but they've come so close to making it so many times. I'm sure every Australian football fan has their fill of World Cup playoffs.

What it Took to be a Bundesliga Fan in East Germany

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20 years ago the Berlin Wall fell. Depending on who you ask it was either because of David Hasselhof, an accident or a peaceful revolution of the East German people.

One football fan was particularly looking forward to this event, after cheering on the "wrong" football teams for over two decades.

Video Of The Week: The Film Of The 1974 World Cup

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This week's Video Of The Week is "Heading For Glory", the official film of the 1974 World Cup Finals in West Germany. There was no English presence (although with the benefit of hindsight there was no disgrace in being knocked out by a Polish side that didn't get a million miles from reaching the final of the competition), but Scotland began their four-yearly routine of almost getting to the Second Round of the competition, the Dutch fielded possibly the best ever international team to not win a World Cup, East Germany met West Germany for the only time (and beat them) and Gerd Muller eventually won the tournament fof the host nation.

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Paul “El Pulpo” – The Oracle’s Obituary

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On the 25th of October, Paul, our beloved cephalopod, friend, colleague, comrade, and inspiration, has fallen into eternal sleep. He passed peacefully in the night, from natural causes, with no signs of suffering.

Paul was born in the South of England. As a young Octopus, he enjoyed archery, playing the drums, and a variety of other wholesome activities.

It's Hot in Dresden

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While the temperatures were cool and there was even rain for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the weather for the next FIFA event is turning out to be exactly the opposite. The USA trained in 90-degree temperatures and so far it's even in the low 80s at night here in Dresden. That means plenty of fluids and recovery drinks for the U.


St. Pauli Sign Schalke Forward Asamoah

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St. Pauli Punk-Rockers Return To The Bundesliga.

Newly-promoted St. Pauli have today signed experienced German international and Schalke striker Gerald Asamoah. St. Pauli made it their first priority during this transfer window to add to their firepower, and the signing of an experienced striker like Asamoah will surely add to their chances of staying up next season.

German Bundesliga Map for 2009-10

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The first map of the 2009-10 European season comes to us from regular Albion Road contributor Bill Turianski, focusing on the German Bundesliga. Several of Bill's regular features are included here including a few new ones. On the right we've got Bill's attendance map - the emblems of all 18 clubs by location and sized proportional to their attendance.


The New Germany: Attack Minded, Multi-Cultural

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Cacau could play a key role for Joachim Löw's side

Joachim Löw has indicated to reporters that he plans to take all six strikers from his provisional 27 man squad to South Africa. "Our plan is to have all six strikers with us at the World Cup because we want to be flexible.

The Story of Germany’s Reunification (as told by the Bundesliga)

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Saturday's Bundesliga action coincided with the 19th anniversary of Germany's reunification, which conveniently is also the country's national holiday albeit without lethal fireworks or military parades. To celebrate the event Berlin went all out artsy with some megalomaniac puppeteering, while the Bundesliga chose a more pragmatic approach, by retelling the the events through football over 90 minutes.

The Rest

Germany v France – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Friendly – 29 February 2012

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Germany v France Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds Friendly 29 February 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

Germany continues preparations for the upcoming Euro 2012 finals as they host France in an international friendly. The match will take place at the Weserstadion in Bremen, Germany on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Video technology might see light

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International Football Association Board (IFAB) decided in March to grant a further year for the testing of goal-line technology. Nine European companies have registered to take part in the tests, which are set to be held behind closed doors in stadiums chosen by the technology providers in consultation with FIFA.

Great (old goals) you might neverseen (part1)

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Here are some collection of very old goals from the archive, mostly are non-famous goals or at least not over-consumed by media such like the WC goals. Okay, to say it is historical, i selected them to be at least 20 years old, so they are up to 1991, I will arrange them historically

1961, I start with this goal from the 1961 European Cup final, scored by, Czibor , a Hungarian player who used to play in Barcelona.

IFFHS Club World Rankings (July 2010 Edition)

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The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) released their current club world ranking a few days ago.

A ranking unfazed by the subjective and the imprecise and all the more impressed by the hard truth of numbers.

The IFFHS explains the exact method used to compile the rankings on their website.

Putting my finger on "Soccernomics"

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So I promised my wife I wouldn't swear as much these days, for fear that our child will one day greet her preschool teacher as a Saracen pig-dog. Fine, I thought, the Chivas series is over, I can take the pledge.

Then I read something in the new book, "We're Ripping Off Freakonomics," by Simon and Stefan, that really frosted my cupcakes.