Category: German

German FA admits to Ozil ‘mistakes’ that forced Arsenal’s World Cup-winning star into retirement amid racism storm – Yahoo Sports
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German FA admits to Ozil ‘mistakes’ that forced Arsenal’s World Cup-winning star into retirement amid racism storm – Yahoo Sports

The German Football Association (DFB) has admitted to “mistakes” in its handling of Mesut Ozil in the wake of the Arsenal playmaker’s decision to meet with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the 2018 World Cup.Ozil, along with Manchester City midfielder and international team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, sparked controversy ahead of the global showpiece in…

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German football team socially distance from opponents, lose 37-0 – The Guardian
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German football team socially distance from opponents, lose 37-0 – The Guardian

Just seven players fielded due to coronavirus concern SG Ripdorf/Molzen II players watch from safe distance Holdenstedt scored a goal nearly every two minutes against seven-man SG Ripdorf/Molzen II. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters German amateur side SG Ripdorf/Molzen II sacrificed a tight defence for social distancing as they fielded only seven players as…

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Coronavirus: German team socially distances, beaten 37-0 – ESPN
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Coronavirus: German team socially distances, beaten 37-0 – ESPN

5:23 AM ETStephan UersfeldGermany correspondent German lower-league side SG Ripdorf/Molzen II suffered a 37-0 defeat on Sunday after only fielding seven players in a bid to maintain social distancing against their opponents as they feared contracting the coronavirus.SG Ripdorf/Molzen, from the city of Uelzen in the state of Lower Saxony faced their city rivals SV…

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German clubs allowed to start season at 20 percent fan capacity – The Japan Times
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German clubs allowed to start season at 20 percent fan capacity – The Japan Times

Berlin – Limited numbers of spectators can return to Germany’s soccer stadiums when the new Bundesliga season kicks off this weekend after a six-week test phase was agreed to on Tuesday.Germany’s politicians are allowing each stadium to be at 20 percent capacity for the Bundesliga’s 18 clubs, providing the seven-day rate of infection of the…

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Why the German Bundesliga is one of the world’s funnest leagues to watch – ESPN
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Why the German Bundesliga is one of the world’s funnest leagues to watch – ESPN

3:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Connelly is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Generally speaking, German football is a reliable mirror of the most efficient and effective style of the day, which has meant a lot of different things through the years. In the 1970s, it meant building from the back and playing an approximation…

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‘No coincidence’: German coaches dominate Champions League semis – Guardian Nigeria
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‘No coincidence’: German coaches dominate Champions League semis – Guardian Nigeria

Bayern Munich’s German coach Hans-Dieter Flick reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP) Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is hoping for a rendezvous with compatriots Julian Nagelsmann or Thomas Tuchel…

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German officials nix idea of Bundesliga fans in stands at start of new season – ESPN
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German officials nix idea of Bundesliga fans in stands at start of new season – ESPN

9:37 AM ETStephan UersfeldGermany correspondent Markus Soder, one of Germany’s most influential politicians, has said it would “send a disastrous signal to the public” to allow supporters back into Bundesliga stadiums in September.The Bundesliga was the first major European league to return in mid-May amid the coronavirus pandemic after working out a detailed concept to…

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German Broadcaster Claims FC Bayern In No Rush To Extend Contract Of Inter Linked David Alaba – SempreInter
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German Broadcaster Claims FC Bayern In No Rush To Extend Contract Of Inter Linked David Alaba – SempreInter

Bayern Munich are in no rush to sign David Alaba to a new contract according to a report from German broadcaster Sport1, which was aired a short time ago. The Austrian national team defender’s current deal with the club is due to expire at the end of the upcoming season and talks over a new…

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German star hints at Chelsea completing deal for international teammate – A Stamford Bridge Too Far
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German star hints at Chelsea completing deal for international teammate – A Stamford Bridge Too Far

A View From The Bridge Published 5 hours agoon July 25, 2020 Chelsea scout Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez According to the Telegraph, Chelsea have identified Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez as the man to solve their defensive dilemma. The Blues have struggled at the back all season. No team in the top ten of…

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German Cup final: Nearly men Leverkusen out to spoil Bayern’s domestic double hopes – BT TV
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German Cup final: Nearly men Leverkusen out to spoil Bayern’s domestic double hopes – BT TV

Perennial bridesmaids Leverkusen – mockingly named “Neverkusen” – are known for not being able to get over the line. But Peter Bosz’s side have a chance to end their trophy drought against treble-chasing Bayern in Saturday’s German Cup final. Published: 3 July 2020 – 5.00pm By Press Association Published: 3 July 2020 – 5.00pm Getty…

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German sources believe Chelsea will bid for Kai Havertz after Saturday – Chelsea News
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German sources believe Chelsea will bid for Kai Havertz after Saturday – Chelsea News

The Kai Havertz to Chelsea rumours are really heating up nicely now and as multiple reports suggest, Chelsea are set to make a bid for the German international.Last night it was reported by the reliable Matt Law of The Telegraph that according to their German sources, Chelsea will make their first offer for the 21-year…

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German Soccer Is Back, Just Without the Fans – VICE News
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German Soccer Is Back, Just Without the Fans – VICE News

When soccer clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet on the pitch it’s called “The Classic,” and it’s a big deal in German soccer. The success of Germany’s lockdown means alongside shops, restaurants, and museums, soccer is now back on the pitch. Meaning Bayern and Dortmund can finally battle it out for top of the…

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Fans thank German ref for saving Awoniyi – The Punch
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Fans thank German ref for saving Awoniyi – The Punch

• Awoniyi being stretchered off the pitch …on Sunday. Photo: AFP •It was difficult regaining consciousness, says Nigerian striker ’Tosin Oluwalowo Fans have thanked German referee, Marco Fritz, for saving Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who suffered concussion in Mainz’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday, The PUNCH reports. Fritz prevented Awoniyi from…

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German Bundesliga Team of the Season, ranked by Insider – Insider – INSIDER
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German Bundesliga Team of the Season, ranked by Insider – Insider – INSIDER

Timo Werner. Getty/Matthias Kern/Bundesliga Over the next two weeks, Insider will be revealing its Team of the Season for each of Europe’s top five soccer leagues.These are the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, Spain’s La Liga, and the German Bundesliga. Below is our selection for the Bundesliga, which has just seven game…

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German soccer league won’t punish players for George Floyd protests – CBC.ca
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German soccer league won’t punish players for George Floyd protests – CBC.ca

As more players spoke out Wednesday about the killing of the black man at the hands of police in the U.S., the German soccer federation said it will not punish those who speak out.The German soccer federation said it will not punish players who protest the death in police custody of George Floyd but that…

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