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Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

China Under-20 football team face triple German snub

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Beijing (AFP) – China’s Under-20 team will play matches in the fourth tier of German football this season as part of a drive to ramp up the fortunes of the much-maligned national side.

However, three teams in Germany have refused to face the Chinese with one club claiming it’s a just a blatant commercial gesture.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Liverpool, Napoli handed tough Champions League draws

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool must come through a tough two-legged play-off tie against Hoffenheim if they are to return to the group stage of the Champions League after a three-year absence, following Friday’s draw.

Jurgen Klopp will take his Liverpool team back to his native Germany for the first leg on August 15 or 16 with the return at Anfield a week later

Hoffenheim, whose Rhein Neckar Arena is in Sinsheim in south-west Germany, are in the Champions League for the first time in their history after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

Liverpool, Napoli handed tough Champions League draws

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool must come through a tough two-legged play-off tie against Hoffenheim if they are to return to the group stage of the Champions League after a three-year absence, following Friday’s draw.

Jurgen Klopp will take his Liverpool team back to his native Germany for the first leg on August 15 or 16 with the return at Anfield a week later

Hoffenheim, whose Rhein Neckar Arena is in Sinsheim in south-west Germany, are in the Champions League for the first time in their history after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

Germany’s forgotten hero Goetze relaunches career

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Berlin (AFP) – World Cup winner Mario Goetze admits the metabolism disorder which sidelined him for five months is ‘now part of his life’, with the Germany star poised to resume playing on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund host arch-rivals Bayern Munich for the German Super Cup - the annual pre-season clash between the German Cup winners and Bundesliga champions respectively - on Saturday.

Germany’s forgotten hero Goetze relaunches career

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Berlin (AFP) – World Cup winner Mario Goetze admits the metabolism disorder which sidelined him for five months is ‘now part of his life’, with the Germany star poised to resume playing on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund host arch-rivals Bayern Munich for the German Super Cup - the annual pre-season clash between the German Cup winners and Bundesliga champions respectively - on Saturday.

Denmark captain wants more after Germany women’s Euro win

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Bavel (Netherlands) (AFP) – A day after a stunning win over eight-time champions Germany at the women’s Euro, Denmark skipper Pernille Harder said the scalp had left her team were hungry for more.

“It was such a nice win, but now we’re looking forward also,” the 24-year-old forward told AFP at Denmark’s training centre in Bavel.

Denmark captain wants more after Germany women’s Euro win

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Bavel (Netherlands) (AFP) – A day after a stunning win over eight-time champions Germany at the women’s Euro, Denmark skipper Pernille Harder said the scalp had left her team were hungry for more.

“It was such a nice win, but now we’re looking forward also,” the 24-year-old forward told AFP at Denmark’s training centre in Bavel.

Denmark stun Germany, England beat France for first time in 43 years in Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany, England beat France for first time in 43 years in Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany, France crash out of women’s Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria Euro semi-final clash

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria Euro semi-final clash

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany in women’s Euro quarters

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen stunned holders Germany who bow out of the women’s Euro after a 2-1 loss to Denmark in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Germany, who have won the Euro six times in a row and eight times overall, dominated the eventful game postponed from Saturday because of heavy rain, but Denmark’s counter-attacking was eventually too much for them.

Denmark stun Germany in women’s Euro quarters

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen stunned holders Germany who bow out of the women’s Euro after a 2-1 loss to Denmark in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Germany, who have won the Euro six times in a row and eight times overall, dominated the eventful game postponed from Saturday because of heavy rain, but Denmark’s counter-attacking was eventually too much for them.

Denmark eye football fairytale against Germany

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Doetinchem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Denmark are hoping for a fairytale against holders Germany while hosts the Netherlands are bracing for a tough Swedish defence as the women’s Euro quarter-finals kick off on Saturday.

“Every Danish person knows Hans Christian Andersen, the great fairytale writer, and we want to write one tomorrow,” Denmark coach Nils Nielsen said on Friday ahead of the game in Rotterdam.

Germany, Sweden into women’s Euro quarter-finals

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Doetinchem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women’s Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday.

In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan converted another penalty in the 56th minute to hand a dominant Germany victory.

Germany, Sweden into women’s Euro quarter-finals

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Doetinchem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women’s Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday.

In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan converted another penalty in the 56th minute to hand a dominant Germany victory.

Americans Abroad

Ouch.

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Well, the news just got worse for John Anthony Brooks, Wolfsburg, the USMNT and anyone who knows what a torn thigh tendon feels like. Sweet Moses, that sounds extraordinarily painful.So, yeah, he will definitely miss the last four World Cup qualifiers. Is it Besler time? Does Gonzo slide over to the left?

Aron Johannsson hoping to stay in Germany as Werder Bremen departure looks imminent

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Aron Johannsson isn't happy with his situation at Werder Bremen.

The American international striker was an unused substitute for Bremen's 3-0 German Cup victory overWürzburger Kickers on Saturday afternoon and he spoke out about his status at the club this week.

"It was a clear signal that I do not get a chance here anymore," he said on Tuesday, according to DeichStube, "but as it looks, I'm no longer wanted here.

Cup Life

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We've had a handful of American light the lamp in domestic cup play this week, but most stateside observers may look past that to the (thigh?) injury suffered by Wolfsburg debutant John Anthony Brooks in their DfB-Pokal victory today. While we get our fingers crossed on that note, let's go to the video on those goals.

Andrew the Bounty Hunter

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You may not realize this, but Sandhausen forward Andrew Wooten has a very good chance of finishing this season as the 101-year-old club's all-time top scorer.On Friday night, he capitalized on some high pressure to net his first of the term as a lone goal winner. It was also his 33rd in a Sandhausen shirt, putting him just six shy of the club record.

Liverpool

Video: Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool’s ‘little hero’ Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp branded youngster Trent Alexander Arnold "our little hero" after his goalscoring exploits against...

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Video and Photos: Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold scores a spectacular free-kick vs Hoffenheim

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Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold announced himself onto the European stage in style this evening with an excellent free-kick against...

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Confirmed Team News: Hoffenheim vs Liverpool lineups

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Here is the confirmed team news for this evening's Champions League qualification playoff first leg between Hoffenheim and Liverpool....

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Hoffenheim scout identifies Liverpool’s key player

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Roberto Firmino has been picked out as Liverpool's key player by a Hoffenheim scout. Lutz Pfannenstiel, the former Wimbledon and Nottingham...

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Video: Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson speak ahead of Hoffenheim vs Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson faced reporters in Germany this evening for a pre-match press conference ahead of the...

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Hoffenheim vs Liverpool betting tips

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Liverpool are in Germany for their Champions League qualification playoff first leg against Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on Tuesday evening. Ahead of...

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Video and Photos: Liverpool training in Hoffenheim

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Liverpool's players have been training at the Rhein-Neckar Arena ahead of tomorrow's Champions League qualification playoff first leg...

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Photos and Video: Liverpool players fly to Germany to face Hoffenheim

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Liverpool's players have travelled to Germany ahead of their Champions League qualification playoff first leg against Bundesliga side...

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Liverpool face Hoffenheim in Champions League playoff round

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Liverpool have been drawn against German side Hoffenheim in the Champions League qualification playoff round. The Reds will face their Bundesliga...

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Daniel Sturridge injury update

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of this evening's Audi Cup final clash with Atletico Madrid. The England international...

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Video and Photos: Liverpool training in the Alps

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Liverpool's pre-season roadshow has moved on to Germany, where the Reds are preparing to take on Hertha Berlin in their next friendly, before...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Chelsea launch late bid to sign Man Utd target Renato Sanches

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Premier League champions Chelsea have launched a last-gasp attempt to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan for the forthcoming...

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West Ham sign former Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez

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West Ham United have completed the £16m signing of former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Hammers confirmed the Mexico...

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