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Five Of The Best: Indirect Freekicks Scored From Inside The Penalty Area (Videos)

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Tuesday night's match at the Emirates saw one of football's rarest phenomenonsoccur deep inside the Arsenal penalty area.

A minute or so into the second half, Petr Cech was forced to handlea shoddy back-pass from Nacho Monreal, thus giving Sunderland an indirect freekick inside the 18-yard box.

Cavalcade Of Calamity: XI Of The Worst Corner Kicks Ever Attempted (Video)

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With a humble tip of the hat toCharlie Adam's set-piece finesse against Burnley last night, Pies have cobbled together a small compendium of some of the worst corner kicks ever attempted on grass.

Without further ado, let's get cracking.

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Safe to say, if you're not even making it out of thequadrant then you're probably not doing it right.

Germany

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.

‘F**king Brilliant’ – Lukas Podolski Reveals What Joe Hart Said To Him After Scoring Only Goal In Germany’s Win Over England

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Lukas Podolski brought a formal end to his international career last night in what panned out like a scripted evening of light entertainment.

Indeed, the 31-year-old signed off by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over England an absolute cannon from 25 yards that left Joe Hart with no chance.

Friendly: England Narrowly Beaten By Germany In Lukas Podolski’s International Swansong (Photos & Video)

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England were narrowly pipped by Germany in what ultimately transmogrified into a glorified international testimonial for Lukas Podolski.

Indeed, kick-off in Dortmund was delayed by several minutes while the man of the hour entertained the crowd with a dramatic reading of his farewell poem.

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On the occasion of his 130th and final appearance for Die Mannshaft,Podolskisigned off by scoring the only goal of the game a 69th-minute dazzler that rocketed into Joe Hart's left-hand top corner.

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.

‘Love Your City’ – Lukas Podolski Reaches No.1 In German Pop Charts With Debut Rap Single (Video)

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"He's got vomit on his sweater already, Mom's blutwurststrudel..."

As unlikely as it may seem, Lukas Podolski is currently at No.1 in the German urban chart after his single, 'Liebe deine Stadt' ('Love Your City') went straight to the top of the pile this week.

The rap ballad,produced in collaboration with Mo-Torres and Cat Ballou, is the most downloaded song in Germany, and also already has well over 695,000 views on Youtube.

Schweinsteiger, Podolski to play in final Germany friendly

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Berlin (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger will play one last game for Germany at the end of August, it was announced on Tuesday, despite the exiled Manchester United midfielder confirming his international retirement.

After 120 appearances and having won the 2014 World Cup title with die Mannschaft, the 32-year-old told head coach Joachim Loew at the start of August that he has retired from international football after 12 years in the famous white shirt.

Germany’s Podolski fuming over ‘mascot’ jibe

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Ascona (Switzerland) (AFP) Germany veteran Lukas Podolski was left fuming on Wednesday having been dubbed the 'mascot' of die Mannschaft in some quarters due to his dearth of recent appearances for the world champions.

Podolski, who turns 31 on Saturday, has made 127 appearance for Germany, scoring 48 goals, in more than a decade.

Germany’s Podolski fuming over ‘mascot’ jibe

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Ascona (Switzerland) (AFP) Germany veteran Lukas Podolski was left fuming on Wednesday having been dubbed the 'mascot' of die Mannschaft in some quarters due to his dearth of recent appearances for the world champions.

Podolski, who turns 31 on Saturday, has made 127 appearance for Germany, scoring 48 goals, in more than a decade.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Uncapped Kimmich, Brandt make Germany’s Euro 2016 squad

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Berlin (AFP) Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt were on Tuesday included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

Defensive midfielder Kimmich, 21, caps a meteoric rise having only broken into Bayern Munich's first team earlier this season and has been now promoted from Germany's Under-21 team, as has 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

Toronto FC

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It's not for the first time, but Germany attacker Lukas Podolski is again being linked with Toronto FC. I asked the person who was involved in peddling him to MLS the last time his name came up in these reports, and he said he's heard nothing of it lately. So there ya go about that.- Greg Seltzer

MLS Ticker: Mattocks traded, Adi extension and more

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The reigning MLS Cup champions have been busy making moves and finalizing contracts following Week 2 action in MLS.

The Portland Timbers acquired Darren Mattocks from Cascadia rivals Vancouver Whitecaps, who received General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money and an international roster spot for the 2017 season in the trade.

Galatasaray

Galatasaray banned from Europe for one year

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UEFA on Wednesday banned Turkish champions Galatasaray from European competition for one year for breaching spending rules.

A UEFA tribunal ordered the ban after Galatasaray "failed to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement" made with the European confederation in May 2014, said a statement.

Galatasaray banned from Europe for one year

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UEFA on Wednesday banned Turkish champions Galatasaray from European competition for one year for breaching spending rules.

A UEFA tribunal ordered the ban after Galatasaray "failed to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement" made with the European confederation in May 2014, said a statement.

Arsenal

Lukas Podolski gives lesson on how to depart a club with class

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Germany international striker, Lukas Podolski, has issued a classy and thoughtful message to Arsenal fans following his switch to Galatasaray last week. The 30-year-old forward recently posted on his Twitter account: "Over the last three years I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing people at Arsenal, I want to thank everyone from all the staff behind the scenes to the manager & my team mates, who have all helped make London a second home to me.

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

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Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

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Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Done deal: Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal in €4m transfer

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Done deal: Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal in €4m transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In long-drawn transfer story, Arsenal have agreed to sell striker Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray. In a report by the ever-reliable BILD,the German will join the Turkish champions for €4 millionon a three-year deal.

Striker tells Bild – “I have the qualities to play for Arsenal”

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Striker tells Bild "I have the qualities to play for Arsenal" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In football, things can change very quickly. One moment, you can be a world cup winner, the next moment you could be wandering elsewhere searching for first team places. Take Lukas Podolski for an example.

Agreement reached: Arsenal to sell top-quality striker for just £1.4m

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Agreement reached: Arsenal to sell top-quality striker for just £1.4m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Galatasaray have reached an agreement to sign German striker Lukas Podolski from Arsenal for £1.4 million, according to Turkish newspaper Aksam. The report states that thedeal will be announced in the next couple of days, but the move has been agreed in principle between the two sides.

Arsenal forward open for Emirates exit to get regular playing time

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Arsenal forward open for Emirates exit to get regular playing time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lukas Podolski has admitted that he is open to leaving Arsenal if the club fails to assure him of regular playing time for the upcoming season.

After failing to secure a place in the Gunners' starting lineup in the first half of last campaign, Arsene Wenger allowed the 30-year-old to join Inter Milan on-loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Arsenal midfielder set to leave after negotiations on Wednesday

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Arsenal midfielder set to leave after negotiations on Wednesday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Italian media outlet TMW, Arsenal forward Lukas Podolksi will meet Galatasaray's officials along with his representative on Wednesday, holding talks over a possible summer transfer to the Turkish side.

Inter To Send Lukas Podolski Back To Arsenal

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Has another player ever followed the heights of winning the World Cup in a summer with as disappointing season as Lukas Podolski has had.

Unwanted in Milan, Podolski has confirmed he intends to return to Arsenal in the summer to fight for his first team spot, after a rather miserable spell on loan at Inter Milan.

Lukas Podolski longs for Arsenal after Inter Milan nightmare

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It seems like the grass isn't always greener for Lukas Podolski who despite wanting to escape his Arsenal nightmare for much of the season now...

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Lukas Podolski Voted Second-Worst Serie A January Signing

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has been voted the second-worst signing of the January transfer window in Serie A this season.

A poll conducted by Gazzetta dello Sport found that Milan forward Alessio Cerci (46%) was the only player to receive more of the vote for the worst signing of the window than Podolski (36%) , which is fairly damning for the Germany international.

Arsenal star could make summer move to Turkey

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Lukas Podolski could make a summer transfer to Turkey, according to his agent. The Arsenal forward is currently on-loan at Italian side Inter Milan....

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Football Vine: Struggling Selfie-King Lukas Podolski Takes Worst Corner Ever

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By Alan Duffy

Lukas Podolski is one strange chap. Possessing a jack-hammer of a left foot and having netted 47 goals in 121 internationals for Germany, the 29-year-old should be at the top of his game. However, a penchant for laziness on the pitch has left the likeable attacker surplus to requirements at Arsenal and struggling to succeed in his current loan spell with Internazionale.

Serie A Transfer Review: Cuadrado, Juve’s Arsenal Target and Parma Implosion

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It's over – silly season has come and gone once again. Soon enough, it will be back. Then again, it never really leaves in the modern day and age, with fresh rounds of rumours already cropping up less than 48 hours after the transfer window slammed shut.

Inter Milan Do Not Include Lukas Podolski In Europa League Squad

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Lukas Podolski has not been named in Inter Milan's squad for the knockout stages of the Europa League as manager Roberto Mancini preferred Xherdan Shaqiri to the Germany international.

According to UEFA's Europa League regulations:

"one player from the above quota of three who has been fielded in a UEFA club competition group stage match for another club in the current season may exceptionally be registered, provided that the player has not been fielded a) in the same competition for another club; or b) for another club that is currently in the same competition.

Arsenal January transfer window preview: Wenger must spend to save faltering season

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After an almost spectacular failure to address their biggest needs over the summer, Arsenal rival Liverpool this January as the Premier Leagueside most in need of transfer window reinforcements.

Inter Milan

Video First Podolski goal vs Udinese Inter 1-2 Highlights April 28 2015 Red Cards

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Inter Actually Going Backwards Under Mancini

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Despite bringing a renewed optimism to the club, and bringing in some quality players, the second coming of Roberto Mancini at Inter is not going according to plan as the Nerazzurri have struggled under their new boss.

Consecutive league games without a goal are suggestive of a team that is struggling to create.

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Interlull: Unpopular opinions

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It's Interlull, it's quiet, there's nothing going on unless we want to discuss the fact that Mesut Ozil was seen in a Berlin nightclub on Saturday night, and to be perfectly honest I'd rather chew my own leg off than get into that.

So, with a doff of the cap to the Gunners sub-Reddit, where I saw this kind of thread appear, let's try spark some discussion today with 'Unpopular Opinions'.

Window shopping

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With Arsenal fixtures arriving at neat seven day intervals throughout January, and with gaps still to fill in a lopsided Arsenal squad, the January transfer window is likely to dominate discussion even more than it usually does. Whilst I think the window has taken on an overly phantasmagorical appearance in recent years, it's reasonably obvious that Arsenal's squad requires some surgery and I think it's reasonably obvious which areas could do with a nip and a tuck.

The Rest

80 Prozent kraulen sich doch auch mal an den Eiern…

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80 Prozent kraulen sich doch auch mal an den Eiern...

Der Poldi hat mal wieder einen rausgehauen. Für seine Bemerkung verdient er allerdings den höchsten Respekt, denn er zeigt den anwesenden Journalisten nur, dass man saublöde Aktionen einfach nicht groß kommentieren muss. Und wenn ja, dann machen wir alle ein neues Faß auf so wie jetzt die ersten schon wieder.

Weekend thoughts + loan departures contributed to new balance

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So, the Manchester derby yesterday was disappointing in the sense that it wasn't a draw and the win leaves United just a point behind us, but it was also amusing in that it highlighted what an utter shambles City are at the moment.

That's four defeats in their last six league games and, you suspect, any vague hope Pellegrini had of hanging onto his job is well and truly gone now.