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Loew calls on Confed Cup winners for Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew on Friday called up 17 members of his Confederations Cup-winning squad and only seven world champions for next week’s World Cup qualifiers.

Germany face the Czech Republic in Prague on September 1 and host Norway three days later.

With six wins out of six the 2014 world champions can secure their passage to Russia next year by taking three points in Prague as long as group rivals Northern Ireland fail to win both of their outings against San Marino and the Czechs.

Loew calls on Confed Cup winners for Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew on Friday called up 17 members of his Confederations Cup-winning squad and only seven world champions for next week’s World Cup qualifiers.

Germany face the Czech Republic in Prague on September 1 and host Norway three days later.

With six wins out of six the 2014 world champions can secure their passage to Russia next year by taking three points in Prague as long as group rivals Northern Ireland fail to win both of their outings against San Marino and the Czechs.

YOUNG GOTZE TO BE CALLED UP?

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Germany national team coach Joachim Low has suggested that Borusia Dortmund's 18 year-old Mario Gotze may very well see some international play sooner than later.

The young attacking midfielder competed for the U-21 Germany national squad, and has already kicked this season off as Low was hoping he would.

Michael Ballack Set For Six Weeks On The Sidelines

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Ballack Set For Lengthy Spell On The Sidelines.

Veteran midfielder Michael Ballack is set to miss six weeks of action due to a fractured tibia after a knock he took during Bayer Leverkusen's match against Hannover this weekend.

Michael Ballack had just recently recovered from a lengthy injury that sidelined him during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and would have been hoping on reaching top form once more to force himself back into the national setup.

Liverpool FC Targeting Loan Swoop For Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez

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Liverpool has approached Bayern Munich about a possible loan for striker Mario Gomez.
Despite featuring in the Germany squad that finished third in this summer's World Cup, the 25-year-old finds himself behind compatriots Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose as well as Ivica Olic in the pecking order at the Allianz Arena.

Michael Ballack’s Agent Calls Germany’s World Cup Squad ‘A Bunch Of Gays’

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By Chris Wright

The agent of midfielder Michael Ballack has planted his fuß firmly in his mund by branding the current Germany squad 'a bunch of gays'.

Michael Becker, who has represented Ballack since 1999, allegedly made the remarks in an interview with Der Speigel magazine two months prior to the World Cup.

Agent – Arsenal favourites to sign Serdar Tasci!

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Arsenal have been linked with lots of players at the World Cup, but today they are being reported as favourites to sign a Germany squad player that hasn't even figured in the first team yet! Serdar Tasci is an accomplished centre-back, which is obviously the position that is highest in Arsene Wenger's agenda at the monent.

Video: Diego Mardona storms out of press conference because he thinks Thomas Mueller is a ball boy

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Crazy Diego's history with current Germany squad If Germany have been stoking the flames with Argentina this week, then Diego Maradona and his men are certainly no angels. The Argentinian coach was winding up his quarter-final opponents as far back as March when he stormed out of a press conference with Germany's Thomas Mueller, demanding to [.

MESSI MISSES PRACTICE WITH A COLD

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Argentina's Lionel Messi missed training today with a minor cold while the rest of his squad looks to take on a tough Germany squad in their quarterfinal showdown this Saturday in Cape Town.

Messi arrived at practice but was sent back to his room to rest by coach Diego Maradona.

Team doctor Donato Villani said, "Messi has cold-like symptoms, nothing serious.

Germany v Australia, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

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This afternoon marks the opening game of the 2010 World Cup for Germany as they face a physically strong Australia side.

Before, during or after the match, feel free to share your opinions and observations about the big match here.

Starting line-ups are:

Germany: Neuer, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Friedrich, Khedira, Ozil, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Trochowski, Klose and Podolski.

Germany Maintain Confidence Before Opening Game

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Lahm Will Lead His Side Out Against Australia On Sunday.

Germany's new captain Phillip Lahm has spoken very positively about the German national side before their opening game against Australia.

"This team is hungry, you can see it in every training session where the intensity and the enthusiasm are really high.

Why the US will fail to advance at this World Cup along with some other expected disappointments

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Earlier I looked at some hype victims and possible darkhorses for 2010. Today, I turn focus to the team that I think will disappoint most at this World Cup, including the United States.

Category III - The big disappointments


Germany. Yup, the country that one can "never overlook at any major tournament" looks in fine position to fall early in the World Cup knockout phase.

Jerome Boateng Confirms €12.5m Man City Switch

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By Chris Wright


German international centre-back Jerome Boateng has confirmed that he is set to become a Manchester City player within the next few days, by completing a €12.5 million move from Bundesliga side Hamburger SV before the World Cup gets underway next week.

Segue Pré-lista da Alemanha para a Copa do Mundo

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Hamburg defender Dennis Aogo and Bayern Munich youngster Holger Badstuber were the surprise names in Germany coach Joachim Low's provisional 27-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cupâ„¢, which was announced today.Low also named Bayern Munich veteran Hans-Jorg Butt among the three goalkeepers who are all vying to become the new number one after Rene Adler had to pull out due to injury.

Daily Dose: May 5th, 2010, For Charity.

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Got, got, got need's sticker collection-turned-art being exhibited for charity.




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England

Injury rules Khedira out of England football showdown

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Sami Khedira will miss Germany’s friendly international with England on Thursday as the Juventus holding midfielder has a swollen ankle, his football federation said on Wednesday.

“We decided to rest Sami for the England game, but it really is just a precaution,” Germany assistant coach Marcus Sorg said.

ENGLAND U-21 SQUAD SET TO FACE GERMANY

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England's Under-21 squad is set to take on Germany in their first friendly in preparation for the European Championships next summer in Denmark.

Stuart Pearce's club has already locked down their qualification for the tourney after a 2-1 aggregate win over Romania earlier this month.

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World champions Germany to meet Pope at Vatican

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany will be granted an audience with Pope Francis when the team travel to Italy for a friendly international next month, head coach Joachim Loew confirmed on Monday.

Germany play a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to minnows San Marino on November 11, then face Italy in a friendly in Milan four days later.

World champions Germany to meet Pope at Vatican

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany will be granted an audience with Pope Francis when the team travel to Italy for a friendly international next month, head coach Joachim Loew confirmed on Monday.

Germany play a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to minnows San Marino on November 11, then face Italy in a friendly in Milan four days later.

World champions Germany to meet Pope in Vatican

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Berlin (AFP) World champions Germany will be granted an audience with Pope Francis when the team travel to Italy for a friendly international next month, head coach Joachim Loew confirmed on Monday.

Germany play a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to minnows San Marino on November 11, then face Italy in a friendly in Milan four days later.

Injured striker Gomez out of Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) Misfiring striker Mario Gomez is out of Germany's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland with injury, German football officials said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Wolfsburg player has a buttock injury and will not travel to Hamburg, where Germany will host the Czech Republic on Saturday before taking on Northern Ireland on Tuesday in Hanover.

Injured striker Gomez out of Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) Misfiring striker Mario Gomez is out of Germany's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland with injury, German football officials said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Wolfsburg player has a buttock injury and will not travel to Hamburg, where Germany will host the Czech Republic on Saturday before taking on Northern Ireland on Tuesday in Hanover.

Michael Ballack’s Germany International Career Is Over, Signals Loew

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Michael Ballack has suffered several disappointments in his career – but though being informed his time in the Germany squad is effectively over will have hurt, even he cannot be surprised.

The writing has been on the wall for Ballack for several months and Joachim Loew's reluctance to bring him back even when fit was a clear signal he was no longer required.

Bundesliga Team Of The Week: Matchday Four

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Matchday four of the Bundesliga featured the Ruhr and Hamburg derbies, as well as a host of other exciting matches including a 7–0 win for Stuttgart over Gladbach. Here's my team of the week!

Between the sticks, I've got Schalke's Manuel Neuer. Despite being on the losing end of a 1–3 result, Neuer had a fantastic game and didn't deserve to concede the goals he did.

Injured Michael Ballack is out of Euro Qualifiers

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Sometimes problems just work themselves out if you just give them some time. The past month has been a push and shove between Michael Ballack and his teammates over his status with the German National Team. First it was all about the captain's armband and let's just say that Philipp Lahm definitely spoke his mind.

Bundesliga Sunday Roundup: Bundesliga Goal-Fest Continues!

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Patrick Herrmann Scored A Wonderful Brace To Secure A 6–3 Win For Gladbach.

Today's matches saw Michael Ballack's Leverkusen side take on Michael Bradley's Borussia Monchengladbach side, as well as a Sami Khedira-less Stuttgart against a prolific Borussia Dortmund team. Saturday's goal-fest has spilled over onto Sunday, and has made for some very entertaining football.

European Cup Qualifying: Ballack Cut From Germany Squad

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Ballack Fails To Make Germany Squad.

Joachim Loew has today announced his squad for the upcoming European Cup Qualifying matches against Belgium and Azerbaijan, and experienced midfield general Michael Ballack has failed to make Loew's squad.

After Ballack's comments about wrestling the national team captaincy back from Philipp Lahm, he has become a bit of a disturbance in what has become a very united national team dressing room.

Loew Cautious Ahead Of Group D Decider Against Ghana

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Loew Will Be Feeling The Pressure Ahead of Germany's Final Group Match.

Joachim Loew spoke to the press recently about Die Mannschaft's chances against Ghana in Germany's final group match. The game is a must-win for Germany. Should they lose, they will be taking the early flight home back to Germany under massive amounts of scruity from the German public and the German press.

Bundesliga

Marco Reus: The Main Man at Monchengladbach

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His technique is exquisite. His movement is terrific. His vision is breathtaking. His quality is unquestionable.

He is 22 years of age. He is one of the Bundesliga's hottest properties. His name is Marco Reus, and he is the latest star to emerge from German football.

After a blistering start to the season, Reus has been thrust into the spotlight, and many top clubs around Europe have taken notice of his fine performances.

Neuer saves a point for Schalke at Dortmund

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DORTMUND, Germany — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer produced an outstanding performance on Friday to earn his side Schalke 04 a point after a goalless draw at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. With Germany set to face Italy in a friendly here at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, Neuer boosted his chances of facing the Italians [.

Dortmund dominate as Bayern held at Wolfsburg

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BERLIN — Borussia Dortmund were 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after second-placed Mainz lost at Stuttgart and champions Bayern Munich drew 1-1 at Wolfsburg in a game where both sides missed penalties. Borussia had blitzed Leverkusen with three goals in six minutes on Friday as Jurgen Klopp's young side [.

Gomez gifted hat-trick as Bayern smash Stuttgart

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BERLIN, Germany — Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez claimed a hat-trick as an early Christmas present in an eight-goal thriller on Sunday as the German champions routed struggling Stuttgart 5-3 at home. This was the Germany star's second Bundesliga hat-trick of the season as he capitalised on a poor Stuttgart defence to leave him with [.

Neuer the hero as resurgent Schalke stun Mainz

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was the hero for Champions League last 16 qualifiers Schalke on Sunday as his second-half penalty save sealed his side's 1-0 win at Mainz. After striker Jefferson Farfan put Schalke ahead with a goal after 30 minutes, there was drama when Neuer had a penalty awarded against him [.

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Michael Ballack’s Germany International Career Is Over, Signals Loew

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Michael Ballack has suffered several disappointments in his career – but though being informed his time in the Germany squad is effectively over will have hurt, even he cannot be surprised. The writing has been on the wall for Ballack ...


Daily Spurs Guide: Has Harry Mentioned That He Wants Joe Cole?

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On This Day In Spurs History: 14th July

1976 On this day in 1976, Tottenham appointed Keith Burkinshaw as their new manager. Burkinshaw had worked under the recently departed Terry Neill and his first season in charge saw Spurs relegated from the first division.

Burkinshaw recovered from that setback to win promotion and become a very successful manager at White Hart Lane, winning two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup.

Injured Michael Ballack Will Miss World Cup 2010

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Another one bites the dust. An MRI scan on Michael Ballack's ankle injured in the FA Cup Final win on Saturday has revealed ligament damage, which means no World Cup 2010 for the 33 year old Germany captain. And he's not happy: "It's very disappointing, but I have to accept it," said Ballack. "It's football and you have to live with it.

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10 Conclusions: Germany 3-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina

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1. This team has spirit. It's a bit early to make this a definite conclusion of course. But the two friendlies suggest that we're looking at a team, that is much more lively and active, than the ones we have been treated to prior to and during the Euros or for most of the World Cup qualifiers. The heavy squad reboot and rejuvenation probably pays dividends here.