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Germany’s Timo Werner eyes Confederations Cup glory

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday’s semi-final with Mexico.

The 21-year-old sealed the world champions’ 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich’s cross, then drilled in a second to calm German nerves just after Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon’s consolation goal.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup.

None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired and others either injured or rested.

Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup.

None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired and others either injured or rested.

Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou cut a disappointed figure after their 3-2 opening Confederations Cup defeat to Germany, but expects the Socceroos to bounce back against Cameroon on Thursday.

Having been hammered 4-0 by Brazil in Melbourne last week in a friendly ahead of the tournament in Russia, Australia stumbled again, losing to the world champions, who fielded an inexperienced side on Monday in Sochi.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, either side of a penalty by Julian Draxler, saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, either side of a penalty by Julian Draxler, saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka either side of a penalty from captain Julian Draxler saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka either side of a penalty from captain Julian Draxler saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Confed Cup is ‘a gift’ for Germany’s Loew

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew described the Confederations Cup as ‘a gift’ in his side’s bid to defend the World Cup next year, ahead of Monday’s clash against Australia.

Loew has left most of his World Cup-winners at home and brought an inexperienced squad, who have made just 179 international appearances between them, to Russia.

Germany expect tough Confed Cup start for inexperience side

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos.

With an average age of just 24 years, four months, and a combined total of 179 international appearances, Germany have the most youthful squad of the eight Confed Cup teams.

Loew to blood Germany’s rising stars at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – World champions Germany head to the Confederations Cup with coach Joachim Loew looking to nurture his next generation of stars after leaving his top names at home.

With a year to go before the World Cup, Loew has given a host of key players the summer off and picked seven newcomers in his squad for Russia, which has a combined total of just 104 international appearances.

Germany hit seven as Kane saves England’s blushes

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Paris (AFP) – Germany ran up an expected goal avalanche in thrashing San Marino 7-0 as Harry Kane celebrated his first start as England captain with a late equaliser to deny Scotland on Saturday.

Having already trounced San Marino 8-0 in the reverse fixture, Germany’s almost second string line-up quickly set about running up another rugby score in Nuremberg.

Kimmich bicycle kick earns equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday with an acrobatic bicycle kick in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confed Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

Kimmich bicycle kick earns equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday with an acrobatic bicycle kick in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confed Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

Kimmich grabs late equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a come-from-behind 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confederations Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

Kimmich grabs late equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a come-from-behind 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confederations Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

Germany boss warns of ‘dangerous game’

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew, who has rested all of his Germany stars for this month’s Confederations Cup, says football’s governing bodies are risking over-loading the sport’s top players with too many games.

“It’s a dangerous game – we mustn’t pull too hard on the rope,” Germany’s head coach warned in Thursday’s interview with SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Germany boss warns of ‘dangerous game’

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew, who has rested all of his Germany stars for this month’s Confederations Cup, says football’s governing bodies are risking over-loading the sport’s top players with too many games.

“It’s a dangerous game – we mustn’t pull too hard on the rope,” Germany’s head coach warned in Thursday’s interview with SID, an AFP subsidiary.

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Who Are the Early Front Runners for the 2018 World Cup?

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While the World Cup may still be a year away, we are already beginning to gain an understanding about who the front runners are likely to be.

The competition has come under even greater focus during the last week so, with the Confederations Cup offering a fascinating insight into how some of the early favourites are shaping up ahead of next years’ showpiece event in Russia.

Where to find Germany vs. Chile Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Chile in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Chile won their opening games in the Confederations Cup, so the winner of this one could determine who will win Group B. Will the youth of Germany be able to defeat the current Copa America champions from South America?

Where to find Germany vs. Chile Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Chile in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Chile won their opening games in the Confederations Cup, so the winner of this one could determine who will win Group B. Will the youth of Germany be able to defeat the current Copa America champions from South America?

Where to find Germany vs. Australia Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Australia in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Australia play their first games of the Confederations Cup today. While Germany is favored to win, they’ll be playing with a lot of up-and-coming footballers that will face a difficult test against an unfavored Australia side.

Where to find Germany vs. Australia Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Australia in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Australia play their first games of the Confederations Cup today. While Germany is favored to win, they’ll be playing with a lot of up-and-coming footballers that will face a difficult test against an unfavored Australia side.

Europe

From Lampard to Totti, five football legends who retired in 2017

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When reflecting on the 2016/17 season, it's important to remember more than just the trophy winners and great goals. It's a time to look back on the legends that decided to hang up their...

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Bundesliga team of the season: Who were the best players in Germany in 2016/17?

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Another Bundesliga season is over and although the league of the reigning world champions does seem a bit one-sided at the top, it still produced surprising winners and losers. Here is our Just...

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The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom despite Arsenal influence

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Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Spurs set to bid £17.5m for Max Meyer

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Schalke starlet Max Meyer is a transfer for Tottenham Hotspur, who are ready to make a £17.5m bid, according to The Sun. The Germany Under-21...

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Werder Bremen announce Harry Kane signing

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Video: Sead Kolasinac interviewed after signing for Arsenal

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Bosnia and Herzegovina left-back Sead Kolasinac has been speaking to Arsenal's in-house media team after his impending transfer to the Emirates...

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Arsenal confirm Sead Kolasinac signing

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Arsenal have announced the signing of Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac. The left-back, who turns 24 later this month, has agreed what the Gunners have...

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Arsenal star reacts to Confederations Cup win

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Photo: Star Arsenal defender on his way to Russia

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Off to Russia! #DieMannschaft @dfb_team @mbfussball_en pic.twitter.com/UzURdYAi3h Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) June 15, 2017 Arsenal...

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Newcastle Add Fifth Preseason Fixture – Another Game In Germany

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Newcastle United have followed up with their announcement yesterday that they were planning a second fixture in Germany for preseason. The club have just announced the lads would be playing Mainz 05 [...]

Chinese Under-20 National Team To Play In German Fourth Division Next Season

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Plans are being hatched that will allow the China Under-20 national team to play in the fourth division of German football as of next season.

Yes, you did read that correctly.

According to Kicker, the Chinese youngster will be added tothe Regionalliga Südwest for 2017/18 to round up the odd number of teams in the league.

7 players to watch at the Under-21 European Championships 2017

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It's the summer, so it might feel as though football is over. But football is never over. Hot on the heels of the England's triumph in the Under-2o World Cup in South Korea comes the...

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Germany in the Confederations Cup

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Thursday's soccer news starts with the Confederations Cup. FIFA's World Cup warmup starts on Saturday in Russia, and it's not a safe assumption that even the participating countries really care. Germany, for instance.

The defending World Cup champions are having issues filling stadiums for friendlies at home, partly because their results seem like a foregone conclusion.