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Germany trio give Loew pre-Euro 2016 boost

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Berlin (AFP) Less than a week before he names his provisional Euro 2016 squad, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew has been given a boost by three of his stars.

Loew will name his squad at the French Embassy in Berlin next Monday, but has been given good news about injured pair Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's captain, and Sami Khedira, while striker Mario Gomez is in top form.

Germany trio give Loew pre-Euro 2016 boost

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Berlin (AFP) Less than a week before he names his provisional Euro 2016 squad, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew has been given a boost by three of his stars.

Loew will name his squad at the French Embassy in Berlin next Monday, but has been given good news about injured pair Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's captain, and Sami Khedira, while striker Mario Gomez is in top form.

Loew targets key areas for Germany before Euro 2016

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Germany's Joachim Loew has targeted the areas where the world champions must improve for Euro 2016 after their shock defeat to England and thrashing of Italy in friendlies.

The Germans threw away a two-goal lead in losing 3-2 to a spirited England side in Berlin on Saturday, but roared back with a 4-1 thrashing of the disappointing Italians in Munich on Tuesday.

Loew targets key areas for Germany before Euro 2016

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Germany's Joachim Loew has targeted the areas where the world champions must improve for Euro 2016 after their shock defeat to England and thrashing of Italy in friendlies.

The Germans threw away a two-goal lead in losing 3-2 to a spirited England side in Berlin on Saturday, but roared back with a 4-1 thrashing of the disappointing Italians in Munich on Tuesday.

Germany 2-3 England: Dier seals superb fightback win over Germany [VIDEO]

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Eric Dier's superb injury-time header sealed England's stunning fightback victory from two goals down to claim a 3-2 win over world champions Germany in Berlin on Saturday.

A fierce Toni Kroos strike had given Germany the lead just before the break while a pin-point Mario Gomez header put the hosts 2-0 up on 57 minutes.

Germany 2-3 England: Dier seals superb fightback win over Germany [VIDEO]

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Eric Dier's superb injury-time header sealed England's stunning fightback victory from two goals down to claim a 3-2 win over world champions Germany in Berlin on Saturday.

A fierce Toni Kroos strike had given Germany the lead just before the break while a pin-point Mario Gomez header put the hosts 2-0 up on 57 minutes.

Rise of ‘dangerous’ Jamie Vardy impresses Germany’s Loew

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Germany coach Joachim Loew is wary of 'dangerous' England striker Jamie Vardy and impressed by the Leicester City forward's performances ahead of Saturday's friendly international against the Three Lions.

The 29-year-old Vardy is set to face world champions Germany at Berlin's Olympic Stadium after his 19 goals have helped Leicester top the English league table.

Rise of ‘dangerous’ Jamie Vardy impresses Germany’s Loew

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Germany coach Joachim Loew is wary of 'dangerous' England striker Jamie Vardy and impressed by the Leicester City forward's performances ahead of Saturday's friendly international against the Three Lions.

The 29-year-old Vardy is set to face world champions Germany at Berlin's Olympic Stadium after his 19 goals have helped Leicester top the English league table.

FIFA opens ethics probe into bidding for 2006 Germany World Cup

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FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday launched an investigation targeting six people over their roles in the bidding that awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany, with the probe partly focused on alleged bribery.

Those targeted include Franz Beckenbauer, the German football legend and World Cup organizing committee chief who is suspected of bribery, and Wolfgang Niersbach, former German football federation (DFB) president, who is being probed over possible failure to report FIFA ethics violations.

FIFA opens ethics probe into bidding for 2006 Germany World Cup

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FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday launched an investigation targeting six people over their roles in the bidding that awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany, with the probe partly focused on alleged bribery.

Those targeted include Franz Beckenbauer, the German football legend and World Cup organizing committee chief who is suspected of bribery, and Wolfgang Niersbach, former German football federation (DFB) president, who is being probed over possible failure to report FIFA ethics violations.

Franz Beckenbauer again pleads innocence in World Cup 2006 scandal

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German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Sunday again insisted he is innocent in the 2006 World Cup scandal amidst allegations of corruption, pinning any potential blame on his now deceased lawyer.

Beckenbauer, who captained and coached Germany to the 1974 and 1990 World Cup titles respectively, was head of the organizing committee for the 2006 finals, but insists his former lawyer Robert Schwan, who died in 2002, ran his finances.

Franz Beckenbauer again pleads innocence in World Cup 2006 scandal

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German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Sunday again insisted he is innocent in the 2006 World Cup scandal amidst allegations of corruption, pinning any potential blame on his now deceased lawyer.

Beckenbauer, who captained and coached Germany to the 1974 and 1990 World Cup titles respectively, was head of the organizing committee for the 2006 finals, but insists his former lawyer Robert Schwan, who died in 2002, ran his finances.

German FA to unveil truth behind 2006 World Cup scandal

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The German FA (DFB) is set to answer corruption allegations on Friday as accusations the 2006 World Cup was "bought" threaten to give FIFA another headache.

The 2006 finals were lauded in Germany as a huge success with fans from all the world lapping up the well-organized tournament over four sun-soaked weeks.

German FA to unveil truth behind 2006 World Cup scandal

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The German FA (DFB) is set to answer corruption allegations on Friday as accusations the 2006 World Cup was "bought" threaten to give FIFA another headache.

The 2006 finals were lauded in Germany as a huge success with fans from all the world lapping up the well-organized tournament over four sun-soaked weeks.

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

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"Das Reebot," anew book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never fallen short of the World Cup quarterfinals in its post-World War II history, failures at the 2000 and 2004 European Championships exposed the Germans as caught and passed by several European rivals.

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

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"Das Reebot," anew book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never fallen short of the World Cup quarterfinals in its post-World War II history, failures at the 2000 and 2004 European Championships exposed the Germans as caught and passed by several European rivals.

Loew gives Liverpool’s Can a surprise German national team call-up

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Emre Can has earned his first senior Germany call for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland. The Liverpool midfielder, who has appeared for his country at Under-21 level, has impressed Germany coach Joachim Low in recent months and could make his senior debut in Frankfurt on Friday, September 4.

Loew gives Liverpool’s Can a surprise German national team call-up

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Emre Can has earned his first senior Germany call for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland. The Liverpool midfielder, who has appeared for his country at Under-21 level, has impressed Germany coach Joachim Low in recent months and could make his senior debut in Frankfurt on Friday, September 4.

5 players to watch in USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final

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For the first time possibly ever, the U.S. Women's National Team is facing a World Cup elimination match as underdogs. Todaywill see the two top ranked women's teams in the world face off for the right to play Japan or England in the final on Sunday.

The match will see the highest scoring team in the tournament (Germany having scored 20 goals) againsta team that's allowed only one.

5 players to watch in USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final

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For the first time possibly ever, the U.S. Women's National Team is facing a World Cup elimination match as underdogs. Todaywill see the two top ranked women's teams in the world face off for the right to play Japan or England in the final on Sunday.

The match will see the highest scoring team in the tournament (Germany having scored 20 goals) againsta team that's allowed only one.

Women’s World Cup quarter-final: France vs. Germany TV times and open thread

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The battle for the semi-finals in the 2015 Women's World Cup begins today with France facing Germany in the quarter-finals stage followed by the United States taking on China. Today's matches contain the favorites to win the World Cup and whomever emerges from this bracket of the tournament is favored to win the trophy at the end.

Watch Germany 1-2 USA match highlights [VIDEO]

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Watch Germany 1-2 USA match highlights [VIDEO]

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Women’s World Cup: Norway vs Thailand and Germany vs Ivory Coast TV times and open thread

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Today we head to Ottawa to see the first games from Group B that includes tournament favorites, Germany. Die Nationalelf's goal is to win 2015 World Cup, but do you agree? Share your predictionsand read the ones from our experts.

Norway v. Thailand

1PM ET FOX
Group B
Lansdowne Stadium – Ottawa

These two teams may be able to cancel each other out.

Women’s World Cup: Norway vs Thailand and Germany vs Ivory Coast TV times and open thread

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Today we head to Ottawa to see the first games from Group B that includes tournament favorites, Germany. Die Nationalelf's goal is to win 2015 World Cup, but do you agree? Share your predictionsand read the ones from our experts.

Norway v. Thailand

1PM ET FOX
Group B
Lansdowne Stadium – Ottawa

These two teams may be able to cancel each other out.

Sami Khedira confirms he will leave Real Madrid in the summer

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Sami Khedira has confirmed he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season when his five-year contract with the club comes to an end.

The announcement will come as no surprise for those who have followed theplayer's saga in Spain over the past two seasons.

In November it was learned Madrid refused to renew the midfielder's contractsince the club felt slighted afterKhedira's refusal to accept a new deal last season.

Sami Khedira confirms he will leave Real Madrid in the summer

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Sami Khedira has confirmed he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season when his five-year contract with the club comes to an end.

The announcement will come as no surprise for those who have followed theplayer's saga in Spain over the past two seasons.

In November it was learned Madrid refused to renew the midfielder's contractsince the club felt slighted afterKhedira's refusal to accept a new deal last season.

Sami Khedira Wants To Renew Real Madrid Contract And Will Fight For His Position

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Midfielder Sami Khedira has been the odd-man out at Real Madrid in recent times. The German international has been plagued with injuries since last season and has seen his relationshipwith officials at the Spanish cluball but dissolved.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer and reports from Spain believe the club are unwilling to renew his terms.

Sami Khedira Wants To Renew Real Madrid Contract And Will Fight For His Position

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Midfielder Sami Khedira has been the odd-man out at Real Madrid in recent times. The German international has been plagued with injuries since last season and has seen his relationshipwith officials at the Spanish cluball but dissolved.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer and reports from Spain believe the club are unwilling to renew his terms.

Women's World Cup

USA-Germany preview: Top 2 teams in the world battle for place in Women’s World Cup final

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Before the tournament began, many of us envisioned that the US Women's National Team would have to, at some point, face Germany in the tournament. And here it is. Number one versus number two. Germany versus the United States in the semifinal of the Women's World Cup.

The U.S. is looking to make their fourth World Cup final appearance (second in a row) and capture a third star.

USA-Germany preview: Top 2 teams in the world battle for place in Women’s World Cup final

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Before the tournament began, many of us envisioned that the US Women's National Team would have to, at some point, face Germany in the tournament. And here it is. Number one versus number two. Germany versus the United States in the semifinal of the Women's World Cup.

The U.S. is looking to make their fourth World Cup final appearance (second in a row) and capture a third star.

Women’s World Cup quarter-final: France vs. Germany TV times and open thread

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The battle for the semi-finals in the 2015 Women's World Cup begins today with France facing Germany in the quarter-finals stage followed by the United States taking on China. Today's matches contain the favorites to win the World Cup and whomever emerges from this bracket of the tournament is favored to win the trophy at the end.

Women’s World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden, China vs. Cameroon TV times and open thread

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Now that the Group stages are done, we move on to the Knockout rounds of the 2015 Women's World Cup and the first match-up is between tournament favorites Germany facing off against Sweden followed by China PR taking on Cameroon.

Today's match-ups are shown back to back on FOX Sports 1.

If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out our combined Women's World Cup and Copa America TV schedules.

Women’s World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden, China vs. Cameroon TV times and open thread

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Now that the Group stages are done, we move on to the Knockout rounds of the 2015 Women's World Cup and the first match-up is between tournament favorites Germany facing off against Sweden followed by China PR taking on Cameroon.

Today's match-ups are shown back to back on FOX Sports 1.

If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out our combined Women's World Cup and Copa America TV schedules.

Thailand-Germany, Ivory Coast-Norway, Netherlands-Canada, China PR-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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As the group stages wrap-up we see who is emerging as the top teams in the 2015 Women's World Cup as they prepare for the knock-out rounds. Today one of the tournament favorites, Germany, attempt to recover from a disappointing draw and say goodbye to newcomers Ivory Coast.

Tell us below, who are you most excited to see today?

Thailand-Germany, Ivory Coast-Norway, Netherlands-Canada, China PR-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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As the group stages wrap-up we see who is emerging as the top teams in the 2015 Women's World Cup as they prepare for the knock-out rounds. Today one of the tournament favorites, Germany, attempt to recover from a disappointing draw and say goodbye to newcomers Ivory Coast.

Tell us below, who are you most excited to see today?

Germany-Norway, China-Netherlands, Ivory Coast-Thailand, Canada-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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Now that the first round of the Group Stagehas finished, we get our second look at Groups A and B today. Germany faces Norway in what will likely become the battle for first place in Group B. Plus, there'sanother look at host nation Canada who is hoping to make a bigger impact in their second game.

Germany-Norway, China-Netherlands, Ivory Coast-Thailand, Canada-New Zealand TV times and open thread

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Now that the first round of the Group Stagehas finished, we get our second look at Groups A and B today. Germany faces Norway in what will likely become the battle for first place in Group B. Plus, there'sanother look at host nation Canada who is hoping to make a bigger impact in their second game.

US Soccer

US Men’s National Team vs. Germany: TV times and open thread

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After an unexpected comeback against the Netherlands last week, the U.S. Men's National Team continue their pre-Gold Cup preparation with a trip to Germany to face the #1 FIFA ranked team and recent winners of the 2014 World Cup.

You can read our full preview of the match HERE.

For viewers in the United States, here's the TV listings:

USA vs Germany, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 1, UniMas, UDN, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO.

US Men’s National Team vs. Germany: TV times and open thread

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After an unexpected comeback against the Netherlands last week, the U.S. Men's National Team continue their pre-Gold Cup preparation with a trip to Germany to face the #1 FIFA ranked team and recent winners of the 2014 World Cup.

You can read our full preview of the match HERE.

For viewers in the United States, here's the TV listings:

USA vs Germany, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 1, UniMas, UDN, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2GO.