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Germany’s Loew wants 2021 Confed Cup scrapped

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew said he would “not be sad” if the Confederations Cup is scrapped for 2021, warning his stars are playing too many international tournaments.

Loew has effectively selected a Germany B team for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia from June 17 to July 2, naming just three members of the squad which won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Germany’s Loew wants 2021 Confed Cup scrapped

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew said he would “not be sad” if the Confederations Cup is scrapped for 2021, warning his stars are playing too many international tournaments.

Loew has effectively selected a Germany B team for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia from June 17 to July 2, naming just three members of the squad which won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Key trio return for Bayern, Isco in for Bale

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Madrid (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of overturning a 2-1 Champions League quarter-final deficit at Real Madrid on Tuesday were boosted as key trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Robert Lewandowski were all named in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

Hummels and top scorer Lewandowski missed last week’s first leg, whilst Boateng sat out Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen with a groin injury.

Lewandowski nets hat-trick in Bayern romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 thrashing of Augsburg on Saturday to go level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his battle to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer.

The win ensured Bayern remained 13 points clear at the summit while Augsburg dropped into the relegation places.

Bayern domination threatens Bundesliga: league boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s domination threatens the Bundesliga’s reputation and their rivals must show more ambition in order to close the gap, the German Football League (DFL) boss has warned.

Bayern’s 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday left the reigning German champions 13 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig with just nine games left.

Lahm backs Bayern’s struggling Mueller in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – After thrashing Arsenal in mid-week, leaders Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with captain Philipp Lahm backing Thomas Mueller to return to form.

Bayern head to the capital with a seven-point lead in Germany’s top flight and one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals after hammering Arsenal 5-1 in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg.

Bayern drop Mueller for Arsenal clash

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Germany star Thomas Mueller has been left out of Bayern Munich’s starting line-up for their Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.

The World Cup winner has struggled for form in front of goal this season.

The 27-year-old was also on the bench for their final Champions League group game against Atletico Madrid and key Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig in December.

Joker Thomas Mueller chats into passport to duck questions

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Berlin (AFP) Thomas Mueller put a bizarre new spin on an old trick by pretending his passport was a mobile phone to avoid questions when Bayern Munich returned from their winter training camp.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern arrived back into Munich on Wednesday after their eight-day camp in Doha with the German league to resume after the winter break on January 20.

Joker Thomas Mueller chats into passport to duck questions

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Berlin (AFP) Thomas Mueller put a bizarre new spin on an old trick by pretending his passport was a mobile phone to avoid questions when Bayern Munich returned from their winter training camp.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern arrived back into Munich on Wednesday after their eight-day camp in Doha with the German league to resume after the winter break on January 20.

San Marino hit back at Mueller over criticism

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Milan (AFP) San Marino have hit back at Thomas Mueller and accused the German striker of arrogance and disrespect after he said playing the minnows has "nothing to do with professional football".

Germany's 8-0 rout on Friday of San Marino saw Joachim Loew's men reinforce their grip at the top of their World Cup qualifying group with a five-point lead on Northern Ireland.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Mueller dismisses talk of Bayern wobble

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller says there is no need to panic as the Bundesliga leaders look to get back to winning ways when they play Eintracht Frankfurt away on Saturday.

Bayern dropped their first league points of the season after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cologne a fortnight ago, four days after their Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.

Thomas Mueller – zero to hero for Germany

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Berlin (AFP) It was not long ago that Thomas Mueller's lack of goals was a hot topic in football-mad Germany.

The 27-year-old failed to score in six matches at Euro 2016 leaving some wondering if the Bayern Munich star had lost his goal touch.

But after 599 minutes without scoring for the national team, the self-confident Mueller dismissed any doubts by scoring four goals in his last two internationals to put Germany firmly on the path to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Thomas Mueller – zero to hero for Germany

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Berlin (AFP) It was not long ago that Thomas Mueller's lack of goals was a hot topic in football-mad Germany.

The 27-year-old failed to score in six matches at Euro 2016 leaving some wondering if the Bayern Munich star had lost his goal touch.

But after 599 minutes without scoring for the national team, the self-confident Mueller dismissed any doubts by scoring four goals in his last two internationals to put Germany firmly on the path to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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.

Mueller brace inspires impressive Germany win

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Hamburg (AFP) Thomas Mueller netted twice as Germany eased to an impressive 3-0 home win over the Czech Republic to keep them top of their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday.

It leaves Germany with a perfect six points ahead of Tuesday's next qualifier, home to Northern Ireland, who beat San Marino 4-0.

Bayern out to settle Spanish score in Madrid

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Berlin (AFP) After three consecutive semi-final defeats against Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Bayern Munich head to Atletico Madrid for Wednesday's group match with a point to prove.

"We want to show that we can do better than in the last few semi-finals. We certainly have a score to settle there," said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller before the team jetted off to Madrid.

Bayern out to settle Spanish score in Madrid

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Berlin (AFP) After three consecutive semi-final defeats against Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Bayern Munich head to Atletico Madrid for Wednesday's group match with a point to prove.

"We want to show that we can do better than in the last few semi-finals. We certainly have a score to settle there," said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller before the team jetted off to Madrid.

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Illness-hit Bayern roar back to floor Ingolstadt

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Berlin (AFP) Illness-hit Bayern Munich conceded their first goal of the season before roaring back with a 3-1 win at home to Ingolstadt to stay top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Having scored 20 goals without reply winning all of their first five competitive games, including Tuesday's 5-0 Champions League drubbing of Rostov, Bayern leaked their first goal of the season with just eight minutes gone at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Illness-hit Bayern roar back to floor Ingolstadt

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Berlin (AFP) Illness-hit Bayern Munich conceded their first goal of the season before roaring back with a 3-1 win at home to Ingolstadt to stay top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Having scored 20 goals without reply winning all of their first five competitive games, including Tuesday's 5-0 Champions League drubbing of Rostov, Bayern leaked their first goal of the season with just eight minutes gone at Munich's Allianz Arena.

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Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Sleepy Bavarian town where football star Mueller’s the hero

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) In the rolling foothills of the Bavarian alps, where cows lazily chew grass on sun-drenched meadows, Germany and Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller is the pride of his ex-club TSV Paehl.

"Did you know that the nicest, most popular and probably Germany's best current footballer Thomas Mueller learnt to play football in the youth teams of TSV Paehl until he was 10?

Sleepy Bavarian town where football star Mueller’s the hero

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) In the rolling foothills of the Bavarian alps, where cows lazily chew grass on sun-drenched meadows, Germany and Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller is the pride of his ex-club TSV Paehl.

"Did you know that the nicest, most popular and probably Germany's best current footballer Thomas Mueller learnt to play football in the youth teams of TSV Paehl until he was 10?

Germany’s ‘100-million-euro-man’ Mueller

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Berlin (AFP) Famously mistaken as a ball-boy by Diego Maradona after his Germany debut in 2010, Thomas Mueller will need no introduction at Euro 2016.

Despite having earned 70 caps and scored 31 goals for Germany, Mueller is still only 26 and is a shoe-in for club or country whether as a winger, attacking midfielder or striker.

Germany’s ‘100-million-euro-man’ Mueller

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Berlin (AFP) Famously mistaken as a ball-boy by Diego Maradona after his Germany debut in 2010, Thomas Mueller will need no introduction at Euro 2016.

Despite having earned 70 caps and scored 31 goals for Germany, Mueller is still only 26 and is a shoe-in for club or country whether as a winger, attacking midfielder or striker.

Thomas Mueller double puts Bayern in German Cup final

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Bayern Munich took a step towards winning the treble as Thomas Mueller netted twice in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over Werder Bremen to reach the German Cup final.

Mueller now has 31 goals in all competitions, four in the Cup, as the 26-year-old headed home in the first half, then converted a penalty after a cynical dive from Arturo Vidal.

Thomas Mueller double puts Bayern in German Cup final

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Bayern Munich took a step towards winning the treble as Thomas Mueller netted twice in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over Werder Bremen to reach the German Cup final.

Mueller now has 31 goals in all competitions, four in the Cup, as the 26-year-old headed home in the first half, then converted a penalty after a cynical dive from Arturo Vidal.

Robert Lewandowski extends Bayern contract, says report

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Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his Bayern Munich contract until 2021, according to a report in German magazine Sport Bild.

The 27-year-old is having a stellar season for the reigning German champions having netted 25 Bundesliga goals and scored 36 times in all competitions.

Robert Lewandowski extends Bayern contract, says report

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Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his Bayern Munich contract until 2021, according to a report in German magazine Sport Bild.

The 27-year-old is having a stellar season for the reigning German champions having netted 25 Bundesliga goals and scored 36 times in all competitions.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

Wolfsburg aim to stop Lewandowski making more history

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Wolfsburg are desperate to stop history repeating itself when they host Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday following Robert Lewandowski's historic five-gaul haul in the reverse fixture.

The Poland striker came off the bench and sent Bundesliga records tumbling with his nine-minute blitz single-handedly propelling Bayern to a 5-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg at Munich's Allianz Arena last September.

Wolfsburg aim to stop Lewandowski making more history

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Wolfsburg are desperate to stop history repeating itself when they host Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday following Robert Lewandowski's historic five-gaul haul in the reverse fixture.

The Poland striker came off the bench and sent Bundesliga records tumbling with his nine-minute blitz single-handedly propelling Bayern to a 5-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg at Munich's Allianz Arena last September.

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Mueller bemoans Germany’s missed chances in Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) Star striker Thomas Mueller said Germany were too "greedy" handling their multitude of chances against Northern Ireland but have got better.

"The goals were missing. We were greedy," Mueller said after the 1-0 win that ensured Germany finished on top of Group C.

"There were improvements in our play, but of course we aren't 100 percent happy.

Germany’s Mueller back to his old self in Euro 2016 win

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Paris (AFP) After an underwhelming start to Euro 2016, Germany's Thomas Mueller bounced back to his commanding self in the 1-0 win against Northern Ireland that sent the world champions into the knockout round.

The Bayern Munich striker set up Mario Gomez for Germany's opening goal and hit the woodwork twice in the first half and it was remarkable that Germany failed to turn their domination into more goals against limited opponents.