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Bundesliga: Shambolic Scenes As Referee Brings Mainz And Freiburg Players Back Out Onto Pitch After Half-Time Whistle To Take VAR Penalty (Photo & Video)

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There were shambolic scenes im the Bundesliga last night when VAR once again reared its ugly head to disrupt the match between relegation-threatened Mainz and Freiburg at the Opel Arena.

Just went it looked like the match had reached the break without a goal for either side, referee Guido Winkmann brought all the players back out onto the pitch after deciding to award Mainz a retrospective penalty.

Friday night lamp-lights

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We had a trio of goals from our ex-pats last night, including Rubio Rubin's debut strike for Tijuana. It capped an 3-0 important win for the playoff-hunting hosts (and perhaps tenderized Chivas for Toronto FC a little). Elsewhere, Jann George hopped off the bench at halftime to strike a decisive double in Jahn Regensburg's win at Greuther Fürth.

Pulisic says, "Oops."

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Young Borussia Dortmund ace Christian Pulisic snapped a 10-game goal drought with a bit of luck. He opened the scoring in Sunday's win over Stuttgart thanks to a cross that floated into the far corner. - Greg Seltzer

Honours Even: Germany’s Thomas Muller Secures 1-1 Draw Against Spain With Explosive 25-Yard Equaliser (Video)

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Germany welcomed Spain to the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf in one of the more high falutin' international friendlies to take place on Friday evening.

Somewhat quashing the expectant atmosphere,Spain nudged themselves into an early lead (6′) when Rodrigo slipped in behind Mats Hummels and lifted a finish over Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Shark Weekend

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I'm just back from the road, and as travel often does, it put me behind. There's a few things to deal with, and we'll start with a simple matter: if anyone could keep Terrence Boyd healthy for an extended period of time, they (and the USMNT?) would really have something.The Darmstadt man nodded home the pinball early opener in a 1-1 draw away to promotion chasers FC Nürnberg on Saturday.

Transfer News and Gossip

Man Utd and Man City vying to sign Thiago Alcantara

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Manchester United and Manchester City are set to go up against each other in a battle to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara this summer,...

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Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar available this summer

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Monaco have indicated they are open to offers for winger Thomas Lemar this summer. The France international has been strongly linked with both...

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Arsenal target Max Meyer’s summer transfer confirmed

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Schalke have confirmed that Arsenal and Liverpool target Max Meyer will leave the club on a free transfer this summer. The Germany international,...

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Liverpool linked with £87m bid for Timo Werner

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Liverpool are lining up an £87m bid for Germany international Timo Werner, according to the Bild. The German tabloid claims Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is...

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Man Utd to launch £40m bid for Douglas Costa

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Manchester United are preparing a £40m bid for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, according to the Daily Mirror. The Brazilian star is currently on...

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Jerome Boateng: Man City and Man Utd vying to sign Germany international

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Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is a transfer target for Manchester City and Manchester United, according to The Sun. The 29-year-old...

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Roberto Firmino linked with Bayern Munich move

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Bayern Munich would be interested in a summer move for Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino. New York Times reporter Rory Smith told BBC 5 Live the...

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Bernd Leno: Arsenal prepare £25m bid

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Arsenal are lining up a £25m summer bid for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to The Sun. The Gunners have earmarked Leno as Petr...

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Goetze running out of time to secure World Cup place

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Mario Goetze admits he is running out of time to convince Joachim Loew he deserves a place in Germany’s World Cup squad despite scoring the goal that won the 2014 tournament.

Goetze is struggling for form, but hopes to feature for third-placed Borussia Dortmund in Sunday’s crunch Ruhr derby at Schalke, who are second in the Bundesliga.

Goetze running out of time to secure World Cup place

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Mario Goetze admits he is running out of time to convince Joachim Loew he deserves a place in Germany’s World Cup squad despite scoring the goal that won the 2014 tournament.

Goetze is struggling for form, but hopes to feature for third-placed Borussia Dortmund in Sunday’s crunch Ruhr derby at Schalke, who are second in the Bundesliga.

Bayern-bound Kovac sees Frankfurt crash at Leverkusen

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Niko Kovac insisted Eintracht Frankfurt won’t use his appointment as Bayern Munich coach next season as an excuse, despite their 4-1 thrashing at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Frankfurt’s plans for next season were thrown into chaos on Friday when Bundesliga champions Bayern confirmed Kovac, 46, will join them to replace Jupp Heynckes as coach in 2018/19.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

Dortmund star Reus set to miss Bayern showdown

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus is set to miss Borussia Dortmund’s mouth-watering clash at Bayern Munich on Saturday, which could decide the Bundesliga title this season.

The 28-year-old Reus had been in great form with three goals in five league games since mid-February after nine months sidelined by torn knee ligaments.

Below strength Germany serious for Brazil – Boateng

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Berlin (AFP) – Jerome Boateng insists Germany see Tuesday’s friendly against Brazil in Berlin as an important test despite coach Joachim Loew planning a string of changes.

Loew revealed that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be rested, leaving Kevin Trapp and Bernd Leno to play a half each at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.

‘Ghost’ of 7-1 Germany mauling still haunts Brazil: Tite

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Berlin (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite says the “ghost” of their 7-1 mauling by Germany at the 2014 World Cup still haunts the ‘Selecao’, as the teams prepare to meet on Tuesday.

Brazil suffered their heaviest home defeat when Germany hit four goals in six devastating first-half minutes of the Belo Horizonte semi-final nearly four years ago.

Brazil are better but will still miss Neymar – Germany’s Sane

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Berlin (AFP) – Brazil are one of the favourites for the 2018 World Cup, but injury to superstar Neymar still weakens the ‘Selecao’, Germany winger Leroy Sane said Sunday.

“Brazil aren’t as dependent on Neymar as they were in 2014,” said Manchester City winger Sane.

“They are better positioned and have a few new stars, but it still makes a big difference whether Neymar plays or not.

Brazil are better but will still miss Neymar – Germany’s Sane

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Berlin (AFP) – Brazil are one of the favourites for the 2018 World Cup, but injury to superstar Neymar still weakens the ‘Selecao’, Germany winger Leroy Sane said Sunday.

“Brazil aren’t as dependent on Neymar as they were in 2014,” said Manchester City winger Sane.

“They are better positioned and have a few new stars, but it still makes a big difference whether Neymar plays or not.

Iniesta’s display against Germany shows what Spain would miss

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Madrid (AFP) – Andres Iniesta may be considering international retirement and winding down his club career in China but Spain’s creator-in-chief demonstrated on Friday why he might be leaving too soon.

Iniesta’s threaded pass in the sixth minute, disguised by a contradictory glance and weighted so precisely that Rodrigo Moreno did not meed to bother with a controlling touch, was not one of a player struggling to keep up.

Spain draw shows Loew areas for Germany improvement

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew says he knows the areas where the defending champions must improve before the World Cup after drawing 1-1 with Spain on Friday.

Rodrigo Moreno put Spain ahead after just six minutes in Duesseldorf, but hosts Germany levelled when Thomas Mueller hit a superb equaliser in his 90th international.

Spain draw shows Loew areas for Germany improvement

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew says he knows the areas where the defending champions must improve before the World Cup after drawing 1-1 with Spain on Friday.

Rodrigo Moreno put Spain ahead after just six minutes in Duesseldorf, but hosts Germany levelled when Thomas Mueller hit a superb equaliser in his 90th international.

Lopetegui wants to test Spain against evolving Germany

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will use Friday’s high-profile friendly against world champions Germany to test his team against a high-level opponent which “has never stopped progressing” under Joachim Loew.

“This is an important test for us,” Lopetegui said in Duesseldorf on Thursday.

German clubs vote to keep VAR, 50+1 rule

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bundesliga clubs on Thursday voted to keep using the video assistant referee (VAR) next season and to retain the hotly-debated ’50+1′ rule - essentially curbing outside investment.

Despite considerable teething problems - confusion about why decisions are made and lengthy delays - Germany’s top 18 clubs unanimously voted to keep the VAR for next season with only one abstention.

German clubs vote to keep VAR, 50+1 rule

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s Bundesliga clubs on Thursday voted to keep using the video assistant referee (VAR) next season and to retain the hotly-debated ’50+1′ rule - essentially curbing outside investment.

Despite considerable teething problems - confusion about why decisions are made and lengthy delays - Germany’s top 18 clubs unanimously voted to keep the VAR for next season with only one abstention.

Arsenal

Arsenal & Liverpool in hunt for AC Milan target

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Thomas Tuchel to become Arsenal manager this summer

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Thomas Tuchel will replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, according to German magazine Kicker. The former Borussia...

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Mesut Ozil will not feature for Germany against Brazil and has been sent home to Arsenal

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Where to find Germany vs. Brazil friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Brazil in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

After Germany’s 1-1 draw against Spain on Saturday and Brazil’s convincing win against Russia, the two soccer powerhouses face each other on Tuesday in what will be a must-watch game for soccer fans in the United States.

Where to find Germany vs. Brazil friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Brazil in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

After Germany’s 1-1 draw against Spain on Saturday and Brazil’s convincing win against Russia, the two soccer powerhouses face each other on Tuesday in what will be a must-watch game for soccer fans in the United States.

Where to find Germany vs. Spain friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Spain in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

Two of Europe’s top soccer sides face each other on Friday in what should be an entertaining friendly. Both national teams are favorites to win the World Cup this summer in Russia, so Friday’s match could easily end up being a preview of a match if these two face each other in the latter stages of the World Cup.

Where to find Germany vs. Spain friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Spain in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

Two of Europe’s top soccer sides face each other on Friday in what should be an entertaining friendly. Both national teams are favorites to win the World Cup this summer in Russia, so Friday’s match could easily end up being a preview of a match if these two face each other in the latter stages of the World Cup.

The Rest

Chelsea man announces his season is over

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has announced that his season is over. The Belgium international is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, but looks...

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International Friendly Rewind: Brazil edges Germany, Spain trounces Argentina, and more

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International friendlies came to a close on Tuesday with many of June's World Cup sides in action. For most countries that qualified for this summer's tournament, this international break allowed coaches another chance to make decisions for their rosters. For teams that are did not qualify, it was a chance to start a period of transition as they look towards the future.

SPAIN DRAWS 1 - 1 with GERMANY | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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World Cup: Adidas Release Drop-Dead Gorgeous Away Kits For Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, Mexico And Russia (Photos)

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With less than 12 weeks to go until it all kicks off in Russia, Adidas have rolled out a plethora of World Cup away kits for their competing nations.

It's fair to say that Adidas have scored some major, major points, with each and every kit a retro-tinged stunner in its own right.

Anyway, less talky-talky, more gawpy-gawpy.