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Germany goalkeeper Wiese joins Hoffenheim
03/05/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Hoffenheim announced on Wednesday that they have signed Germany international goalkeeper Tim Wiese from Werder Bremen on a four-year contract. The transfer fee was not disclosed.Wiese, 30, had been at Bremen since 2005.He has played six games for Germany and was a member of the squad that finished third at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Wiese could soon be joined a... Full Story »
Bierhoff: Germany stronger than WC 2010
01/05/2012 by Dailymail
Former German international Oliver Bierhoff believes the national squad have improved tremendously since their last tournament together.Germany manager Joachim Low is widely expected to retain the bulk of World Cup 2010 squad for the upcoming European Championships. The team had achieved a respectable third place in South Africa, having been knocked out by eventual champion... Full Story »
Low: Reus and Gotze are more than substitutes for Germany
26/04/2012 by Goal.com
Germany coach Joachim Low has hinted that Marco Reus and Mario Gotze might start for the team at this summer's European Championship.Reus has lifted Monchengladbach to a surprise fourth-placed position in the Bundesliga, while Gotze - though injured for much of Dortmund's title-winning campaign - has in the past proven himself in the Germany squad. And while many of Low'... Full Story »
I hope to be in Germany squad for Euro 2012, says Adler
11/04/2012 by Goal.com
The 27-year-old keeper hopes to be included in Joachim Low's side for the upcoming tournament in Poland and Ukraine but faces stiff competition after a lengthy injury lay-offBayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler has spoken of his optimism of making the Germany squad for Euro 2012, despite not playing for nine months because of injury.The 27-year-old has also revealed hi... Full Story »
Gotze hails Schweinsteiger as Germany's best
11/04/2012 by Goal.com
Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze has heaped praise on Germany international team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger.The two will face off head-to-head in Wednesday's Bundesliga showdown, and Gotze feels that the Bayern Munich man is the best midfielder his country has to offer."Bastian is the best in his position in Germany," the 19-year-old told Kicker.Gotze also admitted that headin... Full Story »
Heitinga: Spain will retain Euro crown
05/04/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga has tipped Spain to retain their title at the upcoming European Championship.The last time the Netherlands and Spain met in an international tournament, the Dutch were knocked out of the 2010 World Cup by an Andres Iniesta goal in extra-time.Despite considering Holland as a team that will do well at the upcoming European Championship, Heiting... Full Story »
Bitter Ballack reveals Loew, Lahm grudge
13/03/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack has revealed his unresolved grudge towards national coach Joachim Loew and current skipper Philipp Lahm for his treatment at the 2010 World Cup.Lahm is set to lead Germany with Loew as coach at Euro 2012, to be co-hosted by the Ukraine and Poland in June, but Ballack admits he still harbours bitterness towards the pair for events at the las... Full Story »
Loew relaxed despite mounting German injuries
21/02/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany manager Joachim Loew has said he has a back-up plan in place for Euro 2012 despite the rising number of injuries which threaten to scupper his attempt to win June's European Championships.Germany, one of the favourites to win Euro 2012 to be hosted by Poland and the Ukraine, face France on February 29 in Bremen in Loew's final friendly before naming his 23-man squa... Full Story »
Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm: Football is not ready for a gay player
17/01/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has likened modern football to the gladiatorial arena due to the philosophy of those on the terraces.Lahm admits that the atmosphere in the stands makes it harder for gay footballers to come out of the closet."The football stadium is rarely politically correct. Football is like gladiatorial combat. I do not think that society i... Full Story »
Man United rookie set for early return from Germany loan spell
22/12/2011 by Talksport.co.uk
Manchester United rookie Josh King could be heading back to Old Trafford - after just two substitute appearances on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.The promising striker's move to Germany was initially held up in the summer - as talkSPORT revealed - as he required groin surgery.Monchengladbach pursued the deal as they were keen to land King on loan but the 19-year-old ha... Full Story »