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Germany’s Hoewedes ruled out of Confed Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes will miss June’s Confederations Cup in Russia to undergo surgery on a long-standing groin injury, his club Schalke 04 confirmed on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Schalke captain, who was part of Germany’s World Cup-winning side in 2014, has delayed an operation to see out the rest of the season with the Royal Blues.

Germany’s Hoewedes ruled out of Confed Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes will miss June’s Confederations Cup in Russia to undergo surgery on a long-standing groin injury, his club Schalke 04 confirmed on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Schalke captain, who was part of Germany’s World Cup-winning side in 2014, has delayed an operation to see out the rest of the season with the Royal Blues.

Loew sees Nagelsmann as possible Germany successor

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winning head coach Joachim Loew has named rising Bundesliga star Julian Nagelsmann, 29, as a possible future successor to take charge of the national team.

Hoffenheim’s Nagelsmann is the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history and was last week named coach of 2016 in Germany.

Loew sees Nagelsmann as possible Germany successor

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winning head coach Joachim Loew has named rising Bundesliga star Julian Nagelsmann, 29, as a possible future successor to take charge of the national team.

Hoffenheim’s Nagelsmann is the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history and was last week named coach of 2016 in Germany.

Loew frustrated by bench-warming Germany stars

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew says Germany duo Joshua Kimmich and Andre Schuerrle need more matches - and to spend less time on the bench - for their Bundesliga clubs ahead of next year’s World Cup defence.

Neither Kimmich nor Schuerrle are first-choice starters for their clubs with both facing stiff competition at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Loew frustrated by bench-warming Germany stars

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew says Germany duo Joshua Kimmich and Andre Schuerrle need more matches - and to spend less time on the bench - for their Bundesliga clubs ahead of next year’s World Cup defence.

Neither Kimmich nor Schuerrle are first-choice starters for their clubs with both facing stiff competition at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

England can learn from Germany – Southgate

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Essen (Germany) (AFP) – Manager Gareth Southgate says England can learn from Germany’s consistent success under counterpart Joachim Loew ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against the world champions.

The clash in Dortmund is a chance for Southgate to start to impose his vision for England after four unbeaten games as caretaker coach led to his full time appointment in November.

England can learn from Germany – Southgate

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Essen (Germany) (AFP) – Manager Gareth Southgate says England can learn from Germany’s consistent success under counterpart Joachim Loew ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against the world champions.

The clash in Dortmund is a chance for Southgate to start to impose his vision for England after four unbeaten games as caretaker coach led to his full time appointment in November.

Podolski captains Germany on farewell against England

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Lukas Podolski will captain injury-hit Germany on his farewell international appearance in Wednesday’s friendly against England, head coach Joachim Loew has confirmed.

Podolski, 31, will make his 130th and final appearance by wearing the captain’s armband against Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund.

Podolski captains Germany on farewell against England

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Lukas Podolski will captain injury-hit Germany on his farewell international appearance in Wednesday’s friendly against England, head coach Joachim Loew has confirmed.

Podolski, 31, will make his 130th and final appearance by wearing the captain’s armband against Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund.

Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour football friendly

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries.

But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time as England’s permanent manager.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Shooting star Timo Werner called up by Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old striker Timo Werner has been called up by Germany for the first time ahead of next week’s friendly against England and World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan.

Werner is set to make his debut when Germany host Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund next Wednesday before flying to Baku for a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Azerbaijan.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

World Cup top-scorer Klose retires

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's prolific Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top-scorer, announced his retirement on Tuesday at the age of 38.

The striker, Germany's record scorer with 71 goals in 137 internationals, was without a club after his Lazio contract expired last season and he will now join the national side's coaching staff.

World Cup top-scorer Klose retires

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's prolific Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top-scorer, announced his retirement on Tuesday at the age of 38.

The striker, Germany's record scorer with 71 goals in 137 internationals, was without a club after his Lazio contract expired last season and he will now join the national side's coaching staff.

World Cup top-scorer Klose ends playing career

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's Miroslav Klose, the World Cup's all time top scorer with 16 goals, announced the end of his playing career on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old striker netted his 16th goal in World Cup finals during the 7-1 semi-final thrashing of hosts Brazil two years ago, which saw him overtake former Selecao star Ronaldo.

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.

Mannschaft For All Seasons: Joachim Löw Extends Germany Contract Until After Euro 2020

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Reassuring to know that while the English national team continues its club-footed stumble from pillar to post, Germany have gone and ring-fenced their enviable stabilityfor another four years.

Joachim Löw has signed a new contract extension with the German Football Federation (DFB) that will see him remain as coach of dieMannschaftuntil the end of Euro 2020 at the very least.

Loew extends Germany reign until 2020

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.

The 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, has penned a two-year extension to lead Germany's defence of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and to the European Championships in 2020.

Loew extends Germany reign until 2020

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.

The 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, has penned a two-year extension to lead Germany's defence of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and to the European Championships in 2020.

Loew to extend Germany football reign until 2020: reports

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is set to extend his reign until 2020 amidst reports his new contract will be confirmed on Monday by the German FA (DFB).

German daily Bild reported on Saturday that the 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, will pen a two-year extension to lead Germany's defence of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and to the European Championships in 2020.

Loew to extend Germany football reign until 2020: reports

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is set to extend his reign until 2020 amidst reports his new contract will be confirmed on Monday by the German FA (DFB).

German daily Bild reported on Saturday that the 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, will pen a two-year extension to lead Germany's defence of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and to the European Championships in 2020.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland World Cup qualifier

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew wants the 'same again' for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czechs 3-0 on Saturday night.

It was an impressive display from the hosts in Hamburg and the scoreline could have been much higher as Julian Draxler, Mario Goetze and Mueller all missed clear chances.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland World Cup qualifier

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew wants the 'same again' for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czechs 3-0 on Saturday night.

It was an impressive display from the hosts in Hamburg and the scoreline could have been much higher as Julian Draxler, Mario Goetze and Mueller all missed clear chances.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called 'same again' for Tuesday's next World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czech Republic with a 3-0 win on Saturday night.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called 'same again' for Tuesday's next World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czech Republic with a 3-0 win on Saturday night.

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.

Loew eyes Germany’s rising stars on road to Russia

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Berlin (AFP) With Manuel Neuer confirmed as his new captain, Joachim Loew plans to blood Germany's next generation as part of his team's preparations to defend their World Cup title in Russia.

Germany's journey to the 2018 finals starts on Sunday at Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium in their opening qualifier against Norway.

Why Lukas Podolski should leave Arsenal in January

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Why Lukas Podolski should leave Arsenal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In 2010, as Germany landed in South Africa for their World Cup campaign, Lukas Podolski was one of the main men. The Koln-man was one of the first names on manager Jaochim Loew's team-sheet and with good reason too, the 25 year-old being one of the most prolific forwards in the side.

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Leipzig fight back to keep pace with Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) Second-placed RB Leipzig ended 10-man Hoffenheim's unbeaten run this season with a 2-1 comeback win in Saturday's key Bundesliga clash to stay just three points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Hoffenheim were the last undefeated team left in Europe's top leagues but Marcel Sabitzer's 77th-minute winner dealt the visitors their first loss of the season after striker Sandro Wagner's dismissal.

FIFA Announce 2014 Ballon D’Or Shortlists And They’re Positively Chock Full Of Surprises!

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By Chris Wright

...by which, of course, we mean they absolutely pick themselves once again.

Via FIFA.com:

The following 23 men are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014:

Gareth Bale
Karim Benzema
Diego Costa
Thibaut Courtois
Cristiano Ronaldo
Angel Di Maria
Mario Götze
Eden Hazard
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Andres Iniesta
Toni Kroos
Philipp Lahm
Javier Mascherano
Lionel Messi
Thomas Müller
Manuel Neuer
Neymar
Paul Pogba
Sergio Ramos
Arjen Robben
James Rodriguez
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Yaya Toure

The following ten coaches are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football 2014:

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
Antonio Conte (Juventus/Italy)
Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich)
Jurgen Klinsmann (USA)
Joachim Loew (Germany)
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City)
Alejandro Sabella (Argentina)
Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Louis van Gaal (Netherlands/Manchester United)

The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015, along with all the other little bits and bobs Sepp and his cronies dole out.

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