Manuel Neuer

Philipp Lahm.

Robben, o injustiçado

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Goste-se ou não, a Alemanha foi uma justa vencedora do Mundial do Brasil. A selecção germânica foi uma verdadeira equipa na acepção da palavra. Teve jogadores que se exibiram em grande plano como Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller ou Bastian Schweinsteiger, mas foi, acima de tudo, o colectivo que sobressaiu.

Listas de convocados para el Mundial 2014 Todas la naciones

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ALEMANIA (Seleccionador: Joachim Löw) [Lista provisional de 30 jugadores, reducida a 27 con los descartes de Marcell Jansen, Leon Goretzka, Andre Hahn y Max Meyer, más la incorporación de Christoph Kramer] Porteros: Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Roman Weidenfeller (Dortmund) y Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover).

Wednesday Kickoff: UEFA reveals team of the year; Arsenal increase interest in Draxler; and more

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By DAN KARELL

UEFA released their fan-voted team of the year, and just like the FIFPro World XI, it contains several players from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Both Madrid and Bayern have four players included on the UEFA Best XI, lead by Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery.

Los 23 candidatos al Balón de Oro 2013.

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29.10.2013 - FIFA y France Football dieron a conocer la lista de 23 precandidatos al próximo Balón de Oro 2013:
Gareth Bale (Gales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao García (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Bélgica), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Suecia), Andrés Iniesta (España), Philipp Lahm (Alemania), Robert Lewandowsky (Polonia), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Muller (Alemania), Manuel Neuer (Alemania), Neymar (Btasil), Mezut Ozil (Alemania), Andrea Pirlo (Italia), Frank Ribery (Francia), Arjen Robben (Holanda), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Alemania), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brasil), Yaya Touré (Costa de Marfil), Robin Van Persie (Holanda) y Xavi (España), forman parte de un listado que en pocos días se reducirá a las tres clásicas y definitivas nominaciones.

World Cup

SBI’s 2014 World Cup Best XI

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The 2014 World Cup might now be a thing of the past, but there were more than enough impressive performances throughout the tournament to keep fans talking for a while.

From Manuel Neuer's strong showings in goal for Germany to Arjen Robben's electric outings for the Netherlands to James Rodriguez's attention-grabbing games for Colombia, the recently-concluded World Cup had no shortage of stellar play from individuals looking to make an impact on soccer's grandest stage.

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, Brazil, 7-1 in the semifinals and were by far the most consistent team in the tournament.

Messi, Neuer, Rodriguez headline 2014 World Cup awards

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By DAN KARELL

Lionel Messi may not have won the ultimate prize on Sunday afternoon but he's not going home without some silverware of his own.

Following Germany's 1-0 victory in the World Cup final, the Argentine star was awarded the 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball on the back of a four-goal, two-assist performance in the tournament.

Manuel Neuer’s Big Hit on Higuain

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Manuel Neuer's big hit on Gonzalo Higuain has been a major talking point with the non contact sports specialists calling for a red card and the hard as nails specialists calling for a badge of honour and I must agree it was a great hit and a fair one too he got the ball and done what I'd expect every great keeper to do knee's up and protect themselves when coming for a ball in the area!

Germany’s Manuel Neuer is Redefining The Goalkeeper Position

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I remember fondly a Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen during the 2012-13 season. Bayern Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer runs up towards the Leverkusen goal. He dribbles and sets up a cross that drifts into the area, and in the end the ball skips off the crossbar. Bayern loses the game.

As You Can Probably Guess, Fred’s Heat Map Against Germany Is Not Particularly Impressive (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Mmmm. Would you just look at all that sweet centre-spot action...

HEAT MAP: Fred has taken kick off 5 times and he's not touched the ball in the Germany penalty area. #BRA pic.twitter.com/PVtYiGWgRw

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 8, 2014

Compare that to Manuel Neuer's (a goalkeeper) against Algeria.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mats Hummels

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By CARL SETTERLUND

In a quarterfinal match that often lacked urgency, German center back Mats Hummels can claim the decisive moment, overpowering French defender Patrice Evra for the 13th-minute winner.

The 6-foot-4 Hummels was helped along by a well-placed free kick from Toni Kroos, but it was the Borussia Dortmund man who had the finishing touch, literally strong-arming Evra to free himself 10 yards out.

Manuel Neuer’s Impressive Heat Map Against Algeria Looks More Like A Central Defender’s (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Employedas a roaming sweeper-keeper behind Germany's high defensive line, Manuel Neuer always covers a fair bit of ground, especially for a goalie but his heat map for the Algeria game is bloody incredible.

In fact, it looks more like a central defender's.

Germany’s Manuel Neuer: Sweeper Keeper

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While most people are talking about James, Messi and Robben, yesterday Germany's ‘keeper, Manuel Neuer gave one of the performances of the World Cup.

However as the song goes, it wasn't what Neuer did, but the way that he did it. Making as many tackles against Algeria as he did saves, Neuer showed the watching world how vital a good ‘sweeper-keeper' can be.

Manuel Neuer’s First Half Masterclass Against Algeria!

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Algeria gave Germany a massive World Cup scare tonight and had it not been for goalkeeper Manuel Neuer given a masterclass of keeping and filling in as a sweeper ze German's could easily have been winging it home rather than looking forward to a quarter-final clash with France courtesy of their 2-1 extra-time win against a gallant Algerian side who held one of the World Cup Favourite's to a 0-0 draw before eventually conceding just two minutes into extra-time!

World Cup Vine: Germany’s Manuel Neuer Gets All ‘Harlem Globetrotters’ With Ball-Handling Howler

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By Alan Duffy

With the scores at 2-2, this error by German glovesman Manuel Neuer could have proved costly against Ghana. However, luckily for the Bayern man he was able to recover the situation and boot the ball upfield. Shades of the Harlem Globetrotters there!

(Vine: @MostarLFC)

World Cup 2014: The Dream Team

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World Cup 2014: The Dream Team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccer's ultimate event, the FIFA World Cup is now just around the corner. Some of the best players in the world will soon head over to Brazil to headline what promises to be a tournament to remember. Following the soccer frenzy, I was going through the teams and the groups a few days back which got me thinking about the World Cup Dream Team.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil Won't Feature For Germany Against England

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Germany take on England on Tuesday night at Wembley in a match that will give both managers a chance to continue to tune their sides ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

German manager Joachim Low will have to rethink some of his World Cup plans after midfielder Sami Khedira tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Italy on Friday evening.

Germany

The final: Germany

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Germany has us all in awe. As a football fan they are impossible not to like. And I like them. Had it not been that they are playing Argentina, I would probably have been supporting them against anyone else. It has been a joy to watch Germany develop its football over the last 12 years. They threw away the tight discipline and hierarchies that had given them so much in the 20th century, and

#WorldCup: Germany Advances to 4th Straight Semis

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Group G winner Germany became the first team ever to reach four straight World Cup semifinals after defeating France 1-0 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday afternoon. Center back Mats Hummels headed in Toni Kroos' curling free kick in the 13th minute and France forced German keeper Manuel Neuer into five saves to preserve the shutout and the victory.

Day 19 of the World Cup: Paris, France

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The sun was shining in Paris, France, before their last-16 match against Nigeria. It was a city that nevertheless seemed to have more in itself; it was not draped in flags just as Belgium or Netherlands. Still, you could clearly see that the city would leave the cafes, restaurants and galleries at 6 PM.

Germany name final 23-man squad for World Cup

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By DAN KARELL

Germany head coach Joachim Löw has selected only one recognizable center forward in his final squad for the World Cup.

Following Germany's 2-2 draw with Cameroon on Sunday, Löw cut three players from his team to finalize the 23-man roster, which includes superstars Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Marco Reus.

The Ballon d’Or and Goalkeepers – Will a keeper ever follow in Lev Yashin’s footsteps?

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So that's it is it? It's finally over? On Monday morning/afternoon/evening depending on your location Cristiano Ronaldo was finally confirmed as the Ballon d'Or winner in yet another anticlimactic affair.

Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

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FIFA has announced the shortlist for the men's Ballon d'Or 2013 honors. The 23 nominees (featuring no English footballers) are:

Gareth Bale (Wales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Özil (Germany), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Franck Ribéry (France), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Yaya Touré (Côte d'Ivoire), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain).

Bayern Munich

Danny Welbeck has to stay

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Rumours this morning suggest that Danny Welbeck is prepared to leave the club this summer. The lad from Longsight splits opinion amongst reds and whilst this is a concept I struggle with, given that he loves the club, has spent his life dreaming of playing for United and is still young enough to deserve patience, I too would like to see him score more goals.

Kroos: United the club of my dreams

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The rumours linking Toni Kroos have gathering pace over the past few weeks, with the player's contract talks with club Bayern Munich hitting a stumbling block.

As it stands, Kroos is some way down the pecking order with his salary at the German champions. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are reportedly the top earners on £165k-a-week, followed by Bastian Schweinsteiger on £135k, Philipp Lahm on £120k, then Mario Götze on £115k.

UCL Rewind: Bayern down 10-man Arsenal; Costa leads Atleti past Milan

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By DAN KARELL

New year, same result.

For the second year in a row, Bayern Munich came to the Emirates Stadium and left as victors, this time taking a 2-0 victory over an over-matched Arsenal that played more than 50 minutes with ten men.

Video: Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer saves penalty from Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has blown a chance to give his side an early lead against Bayern Munich. His weak penalty was saved by his old schoolfriend Manuel Neuer. Ozil had won the penalty himself, being brought down by Jerome Boateng after cutting inside from Jack Wilshere's through ball.

European Weekend Rewind: Bayern shutout Mönchengladbach; Man City rally after early scare; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Bayern Munich's dominating march toward the Bundesliga title has picked up right where it left off last month.

After a month-long winter break from Bundesliga action, the defending champions of Europe and Germany traveled to third-place Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Who Is The Best Goalkeeper In Europe?

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That is a question I have been thinking about since research some stats on Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic earlier this week.

The most common measurements used to compare goalkeepers are number of clean sheets and number of goal conceded.

If you look at the top four leagues in Europe combined (Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League) this is how the top goalkeepers stack up against each other

Most Clean Sheets

  • Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) – 9
  • Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) 7
  • Hugo Lloris (Spurs) – 7
  • Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) – 6
  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – 6
  • Artur Boruc (Southampton) – 6
  • Tim Howard (Everton) – 6
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen (West Ham) – 6

The one surprise name on the list is Jaaskelainen as West Ham are the team not in the top half of the table.

Better Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon or Manuel Neuer?

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Quite simply, the goalkeeper position is the hardest position to rate when comparing players. Often times goalkeepers can be made or broken by their team's success; unfairly condemned or built up thanks to the players in front of them. There are an abundance of goalkeepers in the game today that are considered "great" players, who have been the product of the team in front of them, while at the same time there are goalkeepers who don't get enough credit because their team makes them look bad.

Real Madrid Rumors: Iker Casillas to Schalke 04, according to Sportbild

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The main German soccer newspaper and website published this Thursday (11.11.2013) the interest of Schalke 04 on the captain of Real Madrid, Iker Casillas.

Casillas would join the German side in January, on loan, until May, with the three parts negotiating the Spaniard's future after in the Summer.

Bayern Munich’s new away kit was inspired by lederhosen

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With Oktoberfest fast approaching and the Bavarians proving themselves as the overlords of European football, Adidas has gone perhaps a bit too traditional and modeled Bayern Munich's new away kit after lederhosen. The brown shorts were intended to look like leather pants to go with the white collared shirt and to complete the ensemble, Adidas even produced a special jacket and "jaunty hat" to go with it.

Video: Chelsea 2-2 Bayern Munich (Bayern win 5-4 on penalties)

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Chelsea lost last night's Uefa Super Cup to Bayern Munich in just about the most sickening circumstances. Fernando Torres gave the Blues an early lead, which was cancelled out by Franck Ribery. Ramires was sent off on 85 minutes, leaving Jose Mourinho's side heading into extra-time with 10 men. They had been expected to sit [.

Eden Hazard Goal v Bayern Munich

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Eden Hazard put's Chelsea back in-front as Manuel Neuer fails to deal with his shot in the UEFA Super Cup Final.

Champions League

Atletico and Bayern progress in Champions League

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Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are the first two names in the hat for the Champions League quarter-finals as respective 4-1 and 1-1 results at home saw AC Milan and Arsenal get eliminated.

Arsenal put up a spirited performance in Munich, but it was always going to be a near impossible task of the Gunners are losing 2-0 at home last month.

Big Away Wins For Bayern and Atletico

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If ever teams needed reminding how important it is to win their group in the Champions League consider that all four away teams, and group winners, win this week. Last night it was PSG and Barcelona, and tonight it was Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid that picked up the vital away goals and wins.

The Rest

Andreas Köpke erklärt Manuel Neuer

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Er hat eine sehr gute räumliche Wahrnehmung, er kann Geschwindigkeiten und Distanzen sehr gut einschätzen.

Andreas Köpke, Torwarttrainer der deutschen Nationalmannschaft, erklärt, wieso Manuel Neuer im Spiel gegen Algerien einen guten Libero gespielt hatte.

Der Beitrag Andreas Köpke erklärt Manuel Neuer erschien zuerst auf Fussballer reden viel.

Manuel Neuer packt seine Koffer und ist doch schon in Brasilien [Sponsored Video]

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Manuel Neuer packt seine Koffer und ist doch schon in Brasilien [Sponsored Video]

Manuel Neuer packt seine Koffer. Jetzt? Nach dem ersten Gruppenspiel? Fragt jetzt bitte nicht, wo er denn hin will, denn diese Frage ist einfach nur unangebracht. Manuel Neuer bleibt natürlich in Brasilien und er bleibt auch weiterhin in unserer Nationalmannschaft im Tor stehen.

Uli Hoeneß erinnert an den Torhüter

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Was er macht, ist allererste Sahne. Das ist unbezahlbar. Wir spielen mit Torhüter. Das vergessen einige. Und bald spielt er in der gegnerischen Hälfte. Dem können die Abwehrspieler immer den Ball zuspielen, und er gibt ihn mit rechts oder links perfekt zurück.

Uli Hoeneß, Präsident des FC Bayern München, lobt Torhüter Manuel Neuer nach dem gewonnen Champions League Achtelfinale bei Arsenal London.

2013′s Best Football Quotes

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2013′s Best Football Quotes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"After a perfectly normal challenge, Ibra turned to me and provoked me, making a joke about my mustache, saying, "That is really terrible." I told him he should think about his nose." Sacha Kljestan

"He (Suarez) bit someone.