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Toni Kroos, a vital cog in Germany’s engine

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany host France on Tuesday in a key friendly to prepare for next year’s World Cup with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos poised to return to the world champions’ engine room.

The 27-year-old missed Friday’s goalless draw against England at Wembley with illness, but is back fit and ready to partner Juventus star Sami Khedira in the heart of Germany’s midfield.

Toni Kroos, a vital cog in Germany’s engine

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany host France on Tuesday in a key friendly to prepare for next year’s World Cup with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos poised to return to the world champions’ engine room.

The 27-year-old missed Friday’s goalless draw against England at Wembley with illness, but is back fit and ready to partner Juventus star Sami Khedira in the heart of Germany’s midfield.

Khedira, Wagner slam VAR tests in Italy, Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – German internationals Sandro Wagner and Sami Khedira on Thursday heavily criticised the “disastrous” testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in both Italy and Germany.

The technology is being trialled in Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga this season with FIFA yet to announce whether it will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Khedira, Wagner slam VAR tests in Italy, Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – German internationals Sandro Wagner and Sami Khedira on Thursday heavily criticised the “disastrous” testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in both Italy and Germany.

The technology is being trialled in Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga this season with FIFA yet to announce whether it will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Sami Khedira Bought 1,200 Tickets For Germany’s Qualifier Against Norway And Gave Them All To Disadvantaged Children

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Although a niggling knee injury restricted him to a 30-minute outing as a second-half substitute, Sami Khedira still emerged from Germany's 6-0 routing of Norway on Monday night as the undisputed man of the match.

This was because the Juventus midfielder went out of his way to ensure that over one thousand disadvantaged local children were able to attend the World Cup qualifier in his hometown of Stuttgart.

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.

Germany trio give Loew pre-Euro 2016 boost

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Berlin (AFP) Less than a week before he names his provisional Euro 2016 squad, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew has been given a boost by three of his stars.

Loew will name his squad at the French Embassy in Berlin next Monday, but has been given good news about injured pair Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's captain, and Sami Khedira, while striker Mario Gomez is in top form.

Germany trio give Loew pre-Euro 2016 boost

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Berlin (AFP) Less than a week before he names his provisional Euro 2016 squad, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew has been given a boost by three of his stars.

Loew will name his squad at the French Embassy in Berlin next Monday, but has been given good news about injured pair Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's captain, and Sami Khedira, while striker Mario Gomez is in top form.

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Shell-shocked Germany host bogey side Italy in soccer friendly

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Shell-shocked Germany hunt a rare win over bogey side Italy in a friendly international in Munich on Tuesday as the world champions seek to bounce back from their defeat to England.

Joachim Loew's Germany threw away a two-goal lead in Berlin on Saturday to slump to a 3-2 loss against Roy Hodgson's England.

Shell-shocked Germany host bogey side Italy in soccer friendly

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Shell-shocked Germany hunt a rare win over bogey side Italy in a friendly international in Munich on Tuesday as the world champions seek to bounce back from their defeat to England.

Joachim Loew's Germany threw away a two-goal lead in Berlin on Saturday to slump to a 3-2 loss against Roy Hodgson's England.

Juventus

Khedira hat-trick lifts 10-man Juventus, Milan see red

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Milan (AFP) – Sami Khedira hit a hat-trick as ten-man Juventus kept pace with leaders Napoli and Inter Milan in a 6-2 goalfest at Udinese Sunday as AC Milan’s campaign unravelled further with a goalless draw at Genoa.

Massimilano Allegri’s champions desperately needed to win at Udine after claiming just one point in their previous two league games.

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Bad hair day but Khedira set for Juventus return

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Sami Khedira has taken a swipe at the makers of FIFA 18 on Thursday for getting his hair wrong in the latest edition of the popular video game.

While many players such as Chelsea’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and Manchester City’s France defender Benjamin Mendy are unhappy with their FIFA ranking, Khedira is unhappy with his look.

UEFA Champions League Tuesday Preview: Barcelona faces Juventus, Roma hosts Atletico Madrid and more

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The UEFA Champions League group stage is finally back, and it returns with a pair of mouthwatering clashes involving Spanish and Italian clubs.

Barcelona and Juventus are in the center of Tuesday's marquee as they open up play in Group D. Over in Group Group C, Roma takes on Atletico Madrid in a showdown at the Stadio Olimpico.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Khedira ice cool as treble-chasing Juve sight scudetto

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Alghero (Italy) (AFP) – Cool-headed midfielder Sami Khedira has called for focus as treble-chasing Juventus seek to wrap up a record Serie A title with a derby win over Torino.

A Juventus win on Saturday, coupled with a Roma defeat at Europa League-chasing AC Milan on Sunday, would take the champions’ lead over the capital side to 12 points with three games to play.

Khedira ice cool as treble-chasing Juve sight scudetto

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Alghero (Italy) (AFP) – Cool-headed midfielder Sami Khedira has called for focus as treble-chasing Juventus seek to wrap up a record Serie A title with a derby win over Torino.

A Juventus win on Saturday, coupled with a Roma defeat at Europa League-chasing AC Milan on Sunday, would take the champions’ lead over the capital side to 12 points with three games to play.

Angry Allegri calls for calm after Juve stalemate

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Milan (AFP) Coach Massimiliano Allegri launched an explosive outburst to serve a reminder that a star-studded Juventus could struggle to end their 20-year wait to win the Champions League this season.

The Italian champions dominated their Group H opener at home to stubborn Sevilla on Wednesday, but were held to a scoreless draw by the Europa League champions which means the pressure is now on ahead of the trip to Dinamo Zagreb in a fortnight.

Angry Allegri calls for calm after Juve stalemate

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Milan (AFP) Coach Massimiliano Allegri launched an explosive outburst to serve a reminder that a star-studded Juventus could struggle to end their 20-year wait to win the Champions League this season.

The Italian champions dominated their Group H opener at home to stubborn Sevilla on Wednesday, but were held to a scoreless draw by the Europa League champions which means the pressure is now on ahead of the trip to Dinamo Zagreb in a fortnight.

Football: Higuain, Khedira fire blanks as Sevilla hold Juve

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira fired blanks as Sevilla held dominant but wasteful Juventus to a scoreless draw in their Champions League opener in Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus welcomed the Europa League champions looking to stretch their 17-match unbeaten run at home in Europe with a win that would get the tournament co-favourites off the mark.

Khedira hits winner as Juventus beat Lazio

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Milan (AFP) Sami Khedira hit a second-half winner as champions Juventus made it two wins from two at the start of the new Serie A season with a 1-0 victory away to Lazio on Saturday.

Juventus, who started their title defence with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina last week, were kept on a tight rein by Simone Inzaghi's hosts throughout a first half of few chances at the Stadio Olimpico.

Khedira hits winner as Juventus beat Lazio

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Milan (AFP) Sami Khedira hit a second-half winner as champions Juventus made it two wins from two at the start of the new Serie A season with a 1-0 victory away to Lazio on Saturday.

Juventus, who started their title defence with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina last week, were kept on a tight rein by Simone Inzaghi's hosts throughout a first half of few chances at the Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus stretch unbeaten run on record day for Buffon

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Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.

Juventus made the short trip to the Stadio Olimpico looking to make amends for their spectacular Champions League collapse at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Juventus stretch unbeaten run on record day for Buffon

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Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.

Juventus made the short trip to the Stadio Olimpico looking to make amends for their spectacular Champions League collapse at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Injuries will force Juventus to reshuffle for Manchester City’s Champions League visit

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Juventus are preparing to do without Sami Khedira, Patrice Evra and Hernanes when they host Manchester City on Wednesday looking to clinch their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Serie A champions Juventus claimed a third consecutive win in Italy's top flight for the first time this season with a 1-0 win over AC Milan in Turin on Saturday, but the victory came at a price.

Injuries will force Juventus to reshuffle for Manchester City’s Champions League visit

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Juventus are preparing to do without Sami Khedira, Patrice Evra and Hernanes when they host Manchester City on Wednesday looking to clinch their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Serie A champions Juventus claimed a third consecutive win in Italy's top flight for the first time this season with a 1-0 win over AC Milan in Turin on Saturday, but the victory came at a price.

Allegri says Evra, Khedira, Pogba mentally fit to play despite terror attacks

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said players directly affected by the Paris terror attacks are mentally fit and ready to help the Italian champions continue their climb back up the Serie A table.In what is a crucial week for the Bianconeri, Juventus host a resurgent AC Milan on Saturday before welcoming Manchester City to Turin looking for the win that will secure their place in the Champions League last 16.

Allegri says Evra, Khedira, Pogba mentally fit to play despite terror attacks

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said players directly affected by the Paris terror attacks are mentally fit and ready to help the Italian champions continue their climb back up the Serie A table.In what is a crucial week for the Bianconeri, Juventus host a resurgent AC Milan on Saturday before welcoming Manchester City to Turin looking for the win that will secure their place in the Champions League last 16.

Kondogbia, Dybala, Bacca…10 summer Serie A transfers you need to know about

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Juve Shock As Khedira Ruled Out For Two Months

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Juventus have confirmed that their top summer signing, Sami Khedira, will be out for ‘approximately two months' with a thigh injury. Khedira is expected to a miss six or seven league matches, including big games against Roma and Napoli, plus a pair of Champions League group stage games.

The German international joined the Serie A champions this summer on a free transfer from Real Madrid, but pulled up with an injury in the friendly with Marseille on Saturday.

Arsenal and Manchester United target confirms summer transfer

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Arsenal and Manchester United have suffered a massive blow in signing Sami Khedira after the midfielder has agreed a deal to join Juventus.

The North London side and the Red Devils were keen on landing the midfielder in the summer transfer window as his contract at Real Madrid was set to run down on 30 June.

Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala pass respective medicals ahead of Juventus moves

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Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira and Palermo striker Paulo Dybala have passed their respective medicals and are expected to be presented as Juventus players in the coming days.

Khedira was once a fixture in Real Madrid's starting eleven under former manager Jose Mourinho. However the combination of the German'sinjuries and the club's wealth of midfieldingoptions (Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Isco, Asier Illarramendiand Lucas Silva) left the player on the outside looking in.

Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala pass respective medicals ahead of Juventus moves

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Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira and Palermo striker Paulo Dybala have passed their respective medicals and are expected to be presented as Juventus players in the coming days.

Khedira was once a fixture in Real Madrid's starting eleven under former manager Jose Mourinho. However the combination of the German'sinjuries and the club's wealth of midfieldingoptions (Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Isco, Asier Illarramendiand Lucas Silva) left the player on the outside looking in.

Sami Khedira set for Juventus medical later this week

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According to reports from the Guardian, Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is set to join Juventus on a free transfer. The trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website from Italy have reported that Khedira is set to undergo his medical later this week before an official confirmation can be made.

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Moralez brings something "completely different" to NYCFC

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New York City FC supporters have been noisy on social media in the off-season, curious as to what prominent Designated Player the club would obtain to replace retired legend Frank Lampard.

While Maxi Moralez may not rank with Sami Khedira in name recognition, the 5-foot 3-inch attacking midfielder may be NYCFC's most essential acquisition since star forward David Villa.

Khedira: Basti is our captain even if I wear the armband

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has been called up to represent Germany at this summer's Euros, despite not playing for Manchester United since March.

Sami Khedira has been wearing the captain's armband in Schweinsteiger's absence and, as a player guaranteed of starting, will likely continue to this summer.

When did the US find its moxie?

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New columnist Kerith Gabriel shares his take on the USMNT's historic win over Germany.