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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.

Mesut Ozil Ruled Out For 10-12 Weeks With Knee Injury

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Mesut Ozil has suffered a knee injury that will rule himout of action for up to three months, the German national teamannounced today.

Ozil, 25, was assumed fit when he arrived for international duty, but a ligament injury was discovered by the team's medical staff, who have estimated he will spend 10-12 weeks off the field.

Why Germany Should Only Have 3 World Cup Stars On Their Jersey, Not Four

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No one can deny Germany's deserved success at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. While teams like Brazil, Argentina, and Portugal centered their game around one special player, the Germans went for an all-inclusive style of play, a black and white phalanx of 11 men on the pitch, and reinforcements on the side waiting to come and bolster the team when needed.

Why Germany Won the World Cup And Why They May Not Be Perfect

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Ten years. That's how long the German team, their head coach, and the entire backroom staff have worked – worked hard and determined, that is – to reach the ultimate goal: World Champions.

We have seen it before. In the late 1990s France began to dominate the European and World scenes. Then Spain took over.

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, Brazil, 7-1 in the semifinals and were by far the most consistent team in the tournament.

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.

U.S. National Team

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.

USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors.

Germany climbs into first place for the first time in two decades, followed by World Cup runners-up Argentina.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil Out For Three Months

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Arsenal's under-fire star Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for 10-12 weeks after picking up a serious knee injury in Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at the weekend.

Ozil reported to the German national team during midweek complaining about his left knee. After undergoing an MRI, the German Football Association released the following statement.

Latest injury worry for Arsenal

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Arsenal's Mesut Özil has been sent for an MRI scan by the German national team ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and the Republic of Ireland over the coming week.

The Gunners midfielder did play the full 90 minutes in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

World Cup

Germany Striker Miroslav Klose Announces Retirement From International Soccer

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Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international soccer less than one month after winning the World Cup with Germany in Brazil and becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup history.

The 36-year-old enjoyed a largely successful international career spanning for over 13 years where he scored 71 goals in 137 appearances for the nation.

Germany Has Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 In Its Sights

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It's been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we've all calmed down a bit (it might take me a bit longer), it's time to reflect on this accomplishment, how the national team got to this point and what it all really means.

Why Gary Neville Is Correct That England Should Not Copy Germany’s Model

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. A sad state of affairs for England, yes, but now that we're officially in post-tournament mode there is still loads to talk about. Most of it will center around how one country got things right while the other 31 still have much work to do, or how the competition is going to impact the sport in years to come.

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded.

Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world championship (and first as a unified national side), we've put together a final team of the tournament that represents the best starting XI.

Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success

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Mesut Özil was heavily criticized during this World Cup from just about every corner of the soccer world. Arsenal's record signing endured a stop-start campaign at the Emirates and his indifferent form spilled over into the German side. In the buildup towards the World Cup speculation was rife that Özil would be dropped by Manager Jogi Löw.

An American In Germany: Watching Die Mannschaft Win Their Fourth World Cup

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When Italy won the World Cup in 2006, my father took me, then aged ten, to the Little Italy section of Manhattan to witness the celebrations. I thought it was the most electrifying experience, as I had never been to a celebratory parade before, but at the time I was too young to truly understand the significance of winning the World Cup.

Bundesliga

Enter to Win a Chance to Take a Penalty Against Manuel Neuer

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We just came across a unique, new contest that we feel you'll be really interested in entering. It's your chance to come to the Allianz FC BayernTeam Presentation and take a penalty against Manuel Neuer, in front of a packed Allianz Arena crowd in Munich on the 9th August.

All you have to do for your chance to win is show how you would celebrate scoring.

Read Philipp Lahm’s Letter To Fans After Retiring From German National Team

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Germany defenderPhilipp Lahm announced his retirement from international soccer today, ending his international career on a high note with a World Cup medal after defeating Argentina on Sunday in Brazil.

Lahm, who is versatile as a right back or defensive midfielder, will continue to play with his club Bayern Munich.

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Monday Ticker: Klose retires from international play; Man City sign Mangala; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Like his teammate Philipp Lahm, Miroslav Klose has decided to leave international soccer as World Cup champions.

On Monday, Klose announced that he was retiring from the German National Teamafter helping his nation to lift the World Cup title in Brazil.