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The Selecao legend believes La Albiceleste's finals loss to Germany at the Maracana won't be the Barca ace's last shot at clinching football's greatest prize
Brazil legend Pele believes Argentine superstar Lionel Messi still has a shot at winning a World Cup title, despite the fact that the Blaugrana ace might be 31 years old when Russia host the tournament in 2018.
The Albiceleste captain, believed by many to be the greatest player to have graced the world of football, has seen the World Cup crown stand in the way of him completing his legendary... Read the rest of the article »
The West Brom attacker and the German midfielder were seen passing time during the Euro 2016 qualifier
While most people were left worried by the sight of Marco Reus down on the floor, clutching his ankle in pain deep into the second half, other were seen enjoying themselves, playing a quick game of rock, paper, scissors.
The culprits: James Morrison and Christoph Kramer. Play was halted as the 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacker received treatment, before being stretchered off, when the Scottish... Read the rest of the article »
Despite their win over Scotland, Germany will be very concerned about the condition of Dortmund star Marco Reus.
Certainly this was not something that German and Borussia Dortmund supporters wanted to see.
Fresh off recovering from an ankle injury that cost him a chance to feature in the World Cup, Dortmund's star attacker Marco Reus ended up on the losing end of a tangle with one of Scotland's defenders and had to be substituted out as a result.
Even more disconcerting is the fact that the incident... Read the rest of the article »
Germany has historically not done well after winning World Cups. They will have to bring back the focus and determination which led them to the World Cup trophy in qualifying.
Their return was greeted by respectful applause in Düsseldorf; four old members were honored. Per Mertesacker, former assistant coach Hansi Flick, Miroslav Klose and Philipp Lahm were presented with personalized letters of recognition, held within a frame. The former captain stood with a smile next to the highest scorer in German football history as did the tall defender. Argentina... Read the rest of the article »
There are UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches on September 7th, 8th and 9th. Here is where to watch the qualifier of your choice in LIVE streaming online or on TV. Start time, TV listings and more…
In Europe, September’s international break gives way for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers to kick start. Matchday 1 begins on Sunday, September 7, 2014 with two highly-ranked European teams in action – reigning World Cup champions Germany and Euro 2004 hosts Portugal. Both sides will be at home, playing simultaneously against Scotland and Albania respectively.
On Monday, Russia will... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian wingman assisted for three goals and scored one more during the reedition of last World Cup's Final match
One of this summer's biggest transfers was, without a doubt, the one that led Angel Di Maria to Manchester United. Today, facing Germany to re-edit the last World Cup's final match, Di Maria showed his class with two assists before the halftime break.
After the break, Di Maria once again showed what United fans may be expecting, chipping a world-class goal into Germany's net. and giving... Read the rest of the article »
The big stars will be missing and the pressures will virtually be nonexistent when Germany takes on Argentina in a friendly.
Germany has spoiled many an Argentine party in recent years. The World Cup Final in 2014 is not yet a distant memory; Argentina will remember the painful misses in normal and extra time while Germany will remember watching a decade of labor come into fruition. This match serves a bigger purpose than simple testing grounds for Joachim Löw of course. It will be Germany's chance to say goodbye... Read the rest of the article »
After losing his starting spot at Real Madrid, the veteran Spanish defender is set to ply his trade in the Bundesliga
After some speculation surrounding his future in La Liga, Xabi Alonso is set to finally depart Real Madrid.
The veteran midfielder recently called time on his career with Spain's national squad after over a decade donning La Furia Roja's kit, and now will be moving on to continue his club football in a new country.
Bayern Munich have been linked previously with the 32-year-old and now... Read the rest of the article »
Klose retires from the German team having played 137 matches and scoring 71 goals. He topped Ronaldo as the World Cup’s top scorer in Brazil.
Nearly two months after winning the World Cup, Miroslav Klose explained his decision to retire from the National Team to a local newspaper. Klose, 36, will not be available to play for the first time in 14 years.
“It’s not very easy for me to let it go. I do actually feel a little queasy when I think Im only going to watch it from the stands,” he explained during an interview.
Currently... Read the rest of the article »
According to the Bayern Munich honorary president, Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira would be a perfect match for the Bundesliga champions
Germany football legend and the Bavarians honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has made a recommendation to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to sign die Mannschaft midfielder Sami Khedira.
The 27-year-old Real Madrid ace has returned to Spain on the back of an impressive World Cup campaign, playing an integral role in the national side's triumph in the tournament in Brazil as European heavyweight... Read the rest of the article »
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Player of the Tournament, Lionel Messi, is not among Europe’s three best footballers, according to the 2014 UEFA Best Player shortlist.
Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer: these are the three players who have topped UEFA’s 10-man shortlist after journalists from the confederation’s 54 member associations voted. Last season, CR7 opted to miss the event to feature in a charity match for Real Madrid. This month, the Portuguese superstar may get his hands on the prize for the very first time.
He has been... Read the rest of the article »
While USMNT have plummeted to 18th place, the 2010 World Cup champions Spain have made advancements in their road to reclaiming the number one spot from Germany
The latest Fifa world ranking has been released and European giants Germany retains their number one spot. The 2014 World Cup champions leapfrogged the 2010 champions Spain in the July rankings after beating Argentina 1-0 in the final at the famous Maracana stadium, and see their spot at the summit remain untouched.
The runners-up from the tournament in Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina... Read the rest of the article »
With his two spectacular headed goals en route to 2014 World Cup glory and his impressive performances at the back, it is no wonder that Matt Hummels is on several top club’s transfer list.
Barcelona were linked with the Borussia Dortmund star back in June but opted to increase the height of their backline by signing 1.92m-tall Jeremy Mathieu for €20M. Meanwhile, 25-year-old star Hummels has rubbished claims of a move away from BVB several times. He has been with the Black and Yellows since 2007, resisting a move unlike Robert Lewandowski and Mario Goetze.
However, it is now... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger has expressed remorse after taking part in offensive chants directed towards Borussia Dortmund during Germany's World Cup celebrations
The Bavarians ace, Bastian Schweinsteiger has publicly apologized for his offensive behavior in chanting a song about Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The German World Cup winner was caught on video chanting lyrics that included "BVB, sons of bit****s!" in a somewhat rowdy bar celebration a few days into the World Cup final win against Argentina. The video was leaked on Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »
World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker won't take part in the beginning of the upcoming English Premier League season, reveals Wenger
Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal's German core, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker, will all miss the beginning of the 2014-15 English Premier League season.
The trio were all part of the German national team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beating Argentina 1-0 at the famous Maracana stadium back in July 13.
Former Real Madrid star Ozil in particular played a full... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern has historically not played a good season after a World Cup. Will they be able to march to a third consecutive Bundesliga title in the 2014-15 season?
World Cups are not kind to Bayern; the stars of the club after all make up the spine of the German national side. Bayern players have a history of struggling following international tournaments (the exception being Euro 2012). Following the 2006 World Cup, Bayern suffered in the 2006-07 season. They finished fourth, outside the UEFA Champions League spots (the Bundesliga did not... Read the rest of the article »
Despite his success at Dortmund, Mario Götze found it very difficult to break into Bayern's starting line up last season. Will he do so this season, especially following Toni Kroos' departure?
Mario Götze is undoubtedly a brilliant player. He is after all a man who scored the winning goal in a World Cup Final. Yet, at club level, young Mario has seemingly stalled. He found the net quite often last season but his performances for Bayern led Pep Guardiola to bench him. He seemed to drift in and out of matches. There were many games in which Götze's presence was... Read the rest of the article »
Philipp Lahm has officially stepped down; Germany needs a new captain but a natural replacement might not be easy to find.
Philipp Lahm's departure from the German national setup has caused another problem aside from the lack of a natural successor for the right back slot. Joachim Löw, much like what he had to do prior to the 2010 World Cup, must pick a captain. It was widely suspected that Miroslav Klose might take over, having captained the side unofficially in Ballack's absence many times. However, Löw... Read the rest of the article »
Philipp Lahm has stepped down suddenly at the age of 30. Captain Lahm has not always been the most popular person in his country; however, he clearly makes the difference.
In late 2009, Philipp Lahm was fined 25,000 Euros by Bayern. The reason was one which divided the Bayern contingent. Lahm criticized his club.
He is obviously not the first player to do so. However, in an interview fuelled by his emotions and desire to win major silverware, he criticized Bayern's transfer policy. He also criticized the lack of a fixed philosophy, according to ESPN.
"Top... Read the rest of the article »
Less than a week after guiding die Mannschaft to World Cup glory, German national team captain Philipp Lahm has called an end to his international career
Die Mannschaft captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football, calling an end to his 10-year love affair with the German national team.
Initially reported by German news outlet BILD (per 101 Great Goals), the 30-year-old Bayern Munich defender wishes to end his international career on a high and has decided now is the best time to hang up his boots, a revelation confirmed... Read the rest of the article »