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Slovakia stun green Germany in storm-hit friendly

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Berlin (AFP) An inexperienced Germany team suffered a self-confidence sapping 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in Sunday's storm-affected friendly ahead of Euro 2016 as the world champions looked out of sorts.

Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, deserved their win in Augsburg as Germany coach Joachim Loew fielded four uncapped players.

Slovakia stun green Germany in storm-hit friendly

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Berlin (AFP) An inexperienced Germany team suffered a self-confidence sapping 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in Sunday's storm-affected friendly ahead of Euro 2016 as the world champions looked out of sorts.

Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, deserved their win in Augsburg as Germany coach Joachim Loew fielded four uncapped players.

Liverpool sign Mainz goalkeeper Karius

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London (AFP) Liverpool signed Germany Under-21 goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz on Tuesday for a fee reported to be £4.7 million ($6.8 million, 6.1 million euros).

Karius agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club and is expected to provide strong competition for Liverpool's current first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool sign Mainz goalkeeper Karius

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London (AFP) Liverpool signed Germany Under-21 goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz on Tuesday for a fee reported to be £4.7 million ($6.8 million, 6.1 million euros).

Karius agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club and is expected to provide strong competition for Liverpool's current first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Uncapped trio make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Julian Brandt and Julian Weigl were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped trio make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Julian Brandt and Julian Weigl were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped trio make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Julian Brandt and Julian Weigl were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for Euro 2016 in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped trio make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Julian Brandt and Julian Weigl were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for Euro 2016 in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Germany’s Draxler set to return to boost Euro bid

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Berlin (AFP) Wolfsburg's Julian Draxler is set to prove his fitness on Saturday to Germany coach Joachim Loew, ahead of his Euro 2016 squad selection, by playing his first game since injury.

Loew will announce his provisional Germany squad for Euro 2016 next Tuesday.

Draxler, 22, an attacking midfielder, is out to demonstrate his fitness in Wolfsburg's final match of the season at home to VfB Stuttgart.

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German populist party in race row over Boateng remarks

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Frankfurt (AFP) A leading member of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party sparked outrage Sunday after making racist remarks about national football team defender Jerome Boateng.

AfD's deputy chief Alexander Gauland told the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that Germans would not like to have Boateng, who has a Ghanaian father and was born and brought up in Berlin, as a neighbour.

German populist party in race row over Boateng remarks

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Frankfurt (AFP) A leading member of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party sparked outrage Sunday after making racist remarks about national football team defender Jerome Boateng.

AfD's deputy chief Alexander Gauland told the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that Germans would not like to have Boateng, who has a Ghanaian father and was born and brought up in Berlin, as a neighbour.

EURO 2016

Germany turn to youth in Slovakia Euro tune-up

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany are set to blood a crop of rising stars in Sunday's friendly at home to Slovakia as head coach Joachim Loew fine-tunes his Euro 2016 squad.

Loew purposefully chose Slovakia, who will make their debut at a European championships in France, as they are expected to play in a similar style to Germany's Group C opponents Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland.

Germany turn to youth in Slovakia Euro tune-up

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany are set to blood a crop of rising stars in Sunday's friendly at home to Slovakia as head coach Joachim Loew fine-tunes his Euro 2016 squad.

Loew purposefully chose Slovakia, who will make their debut at a European championships in France, as they are expected to play in a similar style to Germany's Group C opponents Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland.

Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil and Emre Can report for Germany duty

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After my journey the preparations for the #Euro2016 have finally started!⚽

Lewandowski leads provisional Poland squad for Euro 2016

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Warsaw (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka on Thursday unveiled his provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016 led by Robert Lewandowski, the top scorer with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Poland compete in their third straight European Championship in France from June 10 to July 10 where they are drawn in Group C alongside Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.

Lewandowski leads provisional Poland squad for Euro 2016

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Warsaw (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka on Thursday unveiled his provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016 led by Robert Lewandowski, the top scorer with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Poland compete in their third straight European Championship in France from June 10 to July 10 where they are drawn in Group C alongside Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.

Transfer News and Gossip

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hints Mario Gotze should consider Liverpool move

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Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dropped a big clue that Mario Gotze has no long-term future at the club. Already a fringe...

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Granit Xhaka signing announced by Arsenal

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It's official! #Arsenal have signed Granit #Xhaka! #GunnerGranit A photo posted by Arsenal Official (@arsenal) on May 25, 2016 at 3:31am PDT...

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Liverpool sign Mainz keeper Loris Karius, make him new no.1

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A photo posted by Liverpool Football Club (@liverpoolfc) on May 24, 2016 at 9:47am PDT Liverpool have completed the signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris...

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Renato Sanches confirms he rejected Man Utd offer

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Portugal international Renato Sanches has confirmed he turned down a move to Manchester United in favour of joining Bayern Munich. United's...

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Mainz keeper Loris Karius in Liverpool for medical

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Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius has arrived on Merseyside to undergo a medical at Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo. The 22-year-old is...

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Liverpool hope to sign Mario Gotze this week

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Liverpool are hoping to finalise a deal to sign Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze this week, according to The Sun. The World Cup winner,...

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Photos: Granit Xhaka poses in Arsenal’s new kit

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It looks like Arsenal have completed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. Leaked photos have emerged showing the...

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Granit Xhaka undergoing Arsenal medical this weekend

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Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka will undergo a medical at Arsenal this weekend, according to the BBC. The Gunners are now closing in...

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Granit Xhaka likes photo of an Arsenal shirt bearing his name

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Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has dropped a big clue that he is on his way to Arsenal by liking a photo of a Gunners replica shirt...

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Granit Xhaka on his way to London to sign for Arsenal

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Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka is travelling to London to sign for Arsenal, according to Xhaka's friend Artan Muhaxhiri....

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West Ham confirm signing of ex-Arsenal midfielder

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Nordtveit joins on a free transfer on a five-year deal following his departure from @borussia_en #HavardIsAHammer pic.twitter.com/NkNNRI2AmA ...

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Liverpool agree terms with Mainz keeper Loris Karius

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Liverpool appear to be closing in on the signing of a new goalkeeper after they agreed terms with Mainz's Loris Karius. German publication...

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Photo: Is this Arsenal bound Granit Xhaka saying his goodbyes?

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Xhaka saying his goodbyes ......... pic.twitter.com/Rgvehx2EGf Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) May 14, 2016 Borussia Monchengladbach...

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Man Utd failed in late bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Manchester United unsuccessfully launched a last-ditch attempt to sign French wonderkid Ousmane Dembele, according to L'Equipe. The 18-year-old...

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Liverpool miss out on Ousmane Dembele signing

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Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Toptalent @Dembouz mehr in Kürze! pic.twitter.com/d60gWX1UOh Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) May 12, 2016...

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Manchester United

Friday Kickoff: Pogba, Gotze and more

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Manchester United and another European side are said to be in the running for one of the top midfielders in the game, while Joachim Low has urged one of Germany's top talents to leave their current club.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is said to have two firms offers from European clubs. Manchester United and PSG are the two sides to tempt the 24-year-old at this point.

Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal superstar, Can included in Germany's Euro 2016 squad

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in Germany’s preliminary 27-man squad for Euro 2016 to be held in France next month.

The 31-year-old has been named as the German captain by Joachim Low despite not playing for United since March because of a knee ligament injury sustained in Germany’s 3-2 friendly defeat by England.

The Rest

Is Mesut Ozil the Arsenal Player to follow at Euro16?

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There are many many Arsenal players going to be on show in France during the Euros, so we will have quite a bit of interest in most of the games. I am especially looking forward to watching Switzerland's games so I can see Granit Xhaka in action. As an extra bit of interest did you [...]

Video: Pep Guardiola breaks down in tears as he leaves Bayern Munich for Man City

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Pep Guardiola in tears after ending his @FCBayernEN tenure with a second double in three years. #DFBPokalfinale https://t.co/bxn6FN8193 BT...

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Ummm... no. Aaaand no.

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This one just sounded weird as soon as I saw it, especially considering it came out of Mexico. So I asked two German birdies if they'd heard anything about Borussia Dortmund browsing D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum as a replacement for Mats Hummels. Both of them burst into a chuckle. No offense to the US international, but yeeeah, that always seemed more than a bit unrealistic.