A new book from former German football federation president Theo Zwanziger reveals that he and three other top executives had a secret plot to sack former manager Jurgen Klinsmann during the 2006 World Cup if his reign turned into a "sporting disaster." Never terribly fond of Klinsmann, who is now in charge of the U.
Andreas Brehme was an intrinsic part of the Germany team that won the World Cup in 1990 having scored the winning goal in the final against Argentina, though it would appear that life for the former Bayern Munich left-back is far less salubrious these days.
According to reports in the German press, Brehme got himself into considerable debt after retiring from active duty last working in football during a short, ill-fated stint asGiovanni Trapattoni's assistant at VfB Stuttgart in 2005.
If we do get a Germany v Netherlands final I'll be pleased.
Some time ago I was researching the history of the sweeper and watched a lot of games from the sport's past. One player I was particularly interested in was Franz Beckenbauer, so I made a point of digging out quite a few games he played in.
Fascinating comment by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola thathe would be happy to leave Bayern Mat the end of the seasonif the club's hierarchy are not happy with his work.
Guardiola has been his usual brilliant self in Munich, wining the league in record time, winning the Club World Cup, and reaching the German Cup final and Champions League semifinals where they will meet Real Madrid.
Former three-time UEFA Team of the Year goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a tough time in Munich on Tuesday evening, taking the blame for both goals conceded as his Juventus side were beaten 2-0 by the German Bundesliga leaders. No pundits or journalists were more critical than Der Kaiser himself, Franz Beckenbauer.
Un dÃa como hoy 26 de Septiembre no podÃamos dejar de recordar a uno de los futbolistas mas emblemÃ¡ticos de toda la historia. El Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer quien debutÃ³ con Alemania. Fue el capitÃ¡n de la selecciÃ³n alemana que ganÃ³ la Copa Mundial de fÃºtbol de 1974 y la Eurocopa 1972, asÃ como el entrenador del mismo combinado alemÃ¡n que ganÃ³ el Mundial de Italia 1990.
The arrival of Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez at Bayern
Munich has understandably drummed up a great deal of excitement among the German press,
especially since the Bundesliga is a considered an unusual destination for many Spanish players. Of
course, given the fact that he still has many years ahead of him (the Premiership next,
Offizieller FIFA-Spot aufgrund von Bestechungsvorwürfen von der FIFA gesperrt!
Hat unser Kaiser sich bei einer WM-Vergabe jetzt bestechen lassen oder nicht? Für FIFA-Chefermittler Michael Garcia ist die Sache nicht ganz klar und deswegen schickte er Franz Beckenbauer einen Fragenkatalog mit der Bitte, diesen zügig zu beantworten.
Lionel Messi, seen here with the 2010 award, has won FIFA's Ballon d'Or for 2012
The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony has been held in Zurich with the undoubted star of the show once again being FC Barcelona and Argentina sensation Lionel Messi. He has picked up FIFA's top award for individual footballers for the third consecutive year since FIFA's World Player of the year and France Football's Ballon d'Or awards merged in 2010, and his fourth overall.
More Sepp Blatter or blather. He is now insinuating that the 2006 World Cup was rigged to favour
When asked by the Swiss publication Blick about rumors of corruption surrounding the
decisions to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively,
Blatter responded: "World Cups being purchased.
If you never saw the New York Cosmos playing, then you may have heard of them and the extraordinary group of players they had back in the 1970s. But even if you are not a die-hart soccer fan but still follow the sport, Cosmos has been a familiar name to you in the news recently.
While the new New York Cosmos continue their wait for a spot in MLS, they've decided to join the
latest iteration of the North American Soccer League, currently the U.S. second division, Â and
field a team for the 2013 season. Of course, being a second division club means they won't be able
to sign the stars of the day as they did in their glory days when the likes of Pele, Franz
Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto helped them to five NASL titles.
Ein paar Aliens wollen sich auf der Erde niederlassen und deswegen dürfen Lionell Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Mario Götze, Iker Casillas und noch viele andere die Erde verteidigen. Ich wusste doch immer, dass die Jungs irgendwann mal zu etwas zu gebrauchen sind und deshalb sind wir auch sehr gespannt.
Bilder, Bilder und Bilder! Eigentlich wäre meine Buchbesprechung an dieser Stelle schon zu Ende, denn "Das Bundesligabuch" der beiden TV-Moderatoren Jessica Kastrop und Marcel Reif ist damit schon bestens beschrieben. Ach ne, Stopp! Eine Kleinigkeit fehlt noch, denn ich muss noch dazu sagen, dass das Buch klasse ist.
Drei Mal war Deutschland bisher Weltmeister. Bei unzähligen Weltmeisterschaften waren unsere Jungs mit dabei und bei eigentlich jedem Turnier wurden Helden geboren. Egal ob es aber ein spielentscheidender Sprint über das halbe Spielfeld wie der von David Odonkor bei unserem "Sommermärchen 2006″ war oder ob Andreas Brehme 1990 den Elfmeter.
Inspired by this summer's World Cup in Brazil, adidas has released five new sets of colorful Copa Mundial soccer cleats, to reinvent the best-selling soccer cleats of all time that were originally released in 1982.
The adidas Copa Mundial soccer cleats have been worn by some of the greatest soccer players ever including Zico, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
adidas have released a limited edition version of its Copa Mundial boot, which is in white and is reverse of the classic black and white boot from 1982.
According to adidas:
"Released in 1982, the Copa Mundial is the best-selling boot in football history and has been worn by some of the all-time greats including Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Zico & Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
We are honored at Futfanatico to welcome Friedrich Nietschze as a visiting scholar, classical
philologist, philosopher, and soccer analyst. The German intellectual heavyweight took a break from
his grueling publish or perish schedule to answer pressing questions on the European Championships,
the gay science, post-nihilist studies, and the final between Italy and Spain.
So it's all add up to this. There will be a football match in some sort of simulated space like environment and our own Lionel Messi will lead the team. To those who are absolutely clueless about what I am talking! Here is the answer. You remember the strangely dressed(alien like dressed) guys seen in Chelsea, Bayern matches.
The last thing you'd want to do after getting unexpectedly booted out of Euro 2012 is to stay
within the confines of your hotel room or see the city. So naturally, the
German national team scheduled the earliest flight out of Poland yesterday morning
their wives and girlfriends in tow and arrived at the Frankfurt airport to be greeted by rain and
smiling men carrying umbrellas.
Two weeks ago, you may have seen TV footage or photos on social media of a group of supporters dressed in black and wearing what appeared to be hooded robes at the match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Manchester City. The eleven men who were sitting together in the Shed End were also spotted in the past two weeks at home matches for Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Ah yes. The double holding midfield pair. How I love to watch them. The joy of viewing a perfectly weighted backwards pass, the ambition and invention of a lateral pass, and the beauty of a tactical foul. You can't help but admire their fire-fighting skills.
Feeling buoyant after Australia's resplendent 4-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday â€” which leaves the Socceroos three points away from automatic qualification to next year's World Cup Finals â€” manager Holger Osieck decided to treat journalists at a post-match press conference to the words of fourth-century archbishop St Ambrose: "Mulieres taceres in ecclesia.
Sind Sie ein echter FuÃŸballfan, so mÃ¶chten Sie kein Spiel Ihrer Lieblingsmannschaft verpassen, zumindest informieren Sie sich Ã¼ber die Ergebnisse. Sicher haben Sie einen Lieblingsspieler, der vielleicht schon eine Legende ist oder zumindest das Zeug hat, zu einer Legende zu avancieren. Wer waren eigentlich die grÃ¶ÃŸten deutschen FuÃŸballlegenden in den letzten 50 Jahren?
Now there's the kind of headline that only comes around once in a blue moon. A Brazilian
gentleman going by the name of 'Franz Beckenbauer' has taken the bold step of naming his newborn
son 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic'.
Beckenbauer, who was named so by his father in tribute to Der Kaiser, officially called his
sprog 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lima da Silva' though the administrative personnel at the hospital in
Recife had to double check to see if they'd heard him correctly:Â "The woman said she had to send
it to the judge for approval.