Karl Heinz Rummenigge

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Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Griezmann, Toure and more

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A pair of La Liga's most prolific goalscorers headline Wednesday'snews.

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion although it remains unlikely the Barcelona forward ever serves time. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid is set todemand that Manchester United pays more than half of Antoine Griezmann's $100 million transfer fee up front.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday.

After second-placed RB Leipzig had earlier been held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title as victory at Wolfsburg left them ten points clear with three games left.

Bayern snap up Coman on permanent deal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have signed promising France winger Kingsley Coman from Juventus for 21 million euros ($23 million), the German champions and media reports said Thursday.

The 20-year-old has been on loan at Bayern since 2015 and they have now triggered an option to buy and given him a three-year contract.

Bayern snap up Coman on permanent deal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have signed promising France winger Kingsley Coman from Juventus for 21 million euros ($23 million), the German champions and media reports said Thursday.

The 20-year-old has been on loan at Bayern since 2015 and they have now triggered an option to buy and given him a three-year contract.

Bayern ‘keeper Neuer out for season with foot fracture

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot in Bayern Munich’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, his club announced on Wednesday.

The Bayern shot-stopper and Germany captain suffered the injury while trying unsuccessfully to stop Cristiano Ronaldo netting his third goal in the 109th minute at the Bernabeu as defending holders Real won 4-2 after extra-time on Tuesday.

Tuesday Kickoff: Sanchez, Lewandowski, Argentina and more

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Two big clubs will push for Alexis Sanchez while Bayern Munich remains determined to keep Robert Lewandowski.

Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly set to compete to sign Alexis Sanchez, who is interested in staying in England if he leaves Arsenal this summer. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge says that Real Madrid has no chance of signing Robert Lewandowski while adding that the two sides"have never discussed that name".

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Bayern Munich opens China office

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Shanghai (AFP) – German powerhouse Bayern Munich opened a Shanghai office Wednesday in a bid to capitalise on China’s vast fan base and voracious hunger for top-flight football training.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the opening of its office in the German Centre, a complex in Shanghai’s Pudong district, with support from the China Football Association and Shanghai’s soccer and education authorities.

Bayern Munich opens China office

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Shanghai (AFP) – German powerhouse Bayern Munich opened a Shanghai office Wednesday in a bid to capitalise on China’s vast fan base and voracious hunger for top-flight football training.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the opening of its office in the German Centre, a complex in Shanghai’s Pudong district, with support from the China Football Association and Shanghai’s soccer and education authorities.

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Chairman walks back Super League Support

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After previously coming out in support of the idea, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge walked back his comments due to lack of fan interest.


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Despite his previous support for the idea, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disavowed support for the potential European super-league, citing a lack of fan interest.

Wednesday Kickoff: World Cup 2026, Griezmann, Lahm and more

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A major European executive has backed the U.S. while aFrench star's club publicly stated their hopes of keeping him signed on.

European Club Association chairman and Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that he believes the U.S. would be a good choice to host the 2026 World Cup. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann is "delighted" with the club as rumors continue about a move to Manchester United.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Bayern’s Boateng ‘must come back to earth’

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Berlin (AFP) Jerome Boateng has been told to focus on his football, and forget the limelight, in the wake of Bayern Munich's shock Champions League defeat at Rostov.

"Jerome has to calm down and take things easier (off the pitch)," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild.

"Since the summer, it's all been a bit too much for me.

Bayern’s Boateng ‘must come back to earth’

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Berlin (AFP) Jerome Boateng has been told to focus on his football, and forget the limelight, in the wake of Bayern Munich's shock Champions League defeat at Rostov.

"Jerome has to calm down and take things easier (off the pitch)," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild.

"Since the summer, it's all been a bit too much for me.

Lewandowski close to signing new Bayern deal

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Berlin (AFP) Robert Lewandowski revealed Saturday he is close to signing a new deal with Bayern Munich, which could reportedly make the Poland hot-shot the club's highest earner.

Lewandowski netted his seventh goal in nine league games so far this season when he scored twice in their 3-1 win at Augsburg to leave Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern two points clear in the German league.

Lewandowski close to signing new Bayern deal

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Berlin (AFP) Robert Lewandowski revealed Saturday he is close to signing a new deal with Bayern Munich, which could reportedly make the Poland hot-shot the club's highest earner.

Lewandowski netted his seventh goal in nine league games so far this season when he scored twice in their 3-1 win at Augsburg to leave Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern two points clear in the German league.

Rummenigge: “We Feel Cheated”

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Strong words from Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after his side was knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid. Bayern won the second leg of the tie 2-1 on Tuesday but were eliminated on away goals having lost the first leg 1-0.

However, Rummenigge believes the result should have been different after accusing referees of getting key decisions wrong, in particular failing to call offside in the build up to Antoine Griezmann's tie-winning goal for Atletico.

Dortmund fans turn on want-away skipper Hummels

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels is facing the wrath of his team's angry fans, bitter that their club's captain has admitted he wants to play for rivals Bayern Munich.

Despite helping Dortmund to a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg, Hummels was booed and whistled by a section of home fans in their 81,359 sell-out stadium each time he touched the ball on Saturday.

Dortmund fans turn on want-away skipper Hummels

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels is facing the wrath of his team's angry fans, bitter that their club's captain has admitted he wants to play for rivals Bayern Munich.

Despite helping Dortmund to a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg, Hummels was booed and whistled by a section of home fans in their 81,359 sell-out stadium each time he touched the ball on Saturday.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

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Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) On the eve of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.

Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone's men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year's Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) On the eve of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.

Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone's men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year's Champions League semi-finals.

Philadelphia Union

Onyewu signed, Union bits, MLSPU statement on travel ban, Expansion Bid Deadline Day, more

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Reaction to Onyewu signing and other Union news as the team heads to Florida. Steel signs Moar, transfers Akinyode. Players Union "deeply concerned" by Trump travel ban. Expansion bid submission deadline today. More news.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

Evaluating and awards talk, more news

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Evaluating Curtin. Awards talk for Blake and Rosenberry. More news.

Union bits, MLS anniversary, USWNT-Colombia, more

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Got news if you want some.

Snow talk, more Union news, new Bethlehem and USNT kits, more

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Snow forecast for Sunday's Union home opener. New Bethlehem home and away kits unveiled. More news.

Fortress Tallen Energy Stadium, Steelmen top City Islanders, FIFA wants restitution

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Curtin targeting minimum of ten homes wins. Late strike sees Bethlehem top Harrisburg in preseason play. FIFA requests corruption restitution. More news.

The Rest

Man Utd: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Isn’t Keen On The Way Bastian Schweinsteiger Is Being Treated By Jose Mourinho

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Blink twice if you're being held against your will

The way it's being spun by all and sundry, you could be forgiven for thinking that Jose Mourinho's first act as Manchester United manager was to lock Bastian Schweinsteiger in anunlit subterraneandungeon at Old Trafford and force him to exist on thin grueland any condensation he's able to lick from the walls.