Former Bayern Munich Manager Jupp Heynckes Believes Marco Reus Should Join Real Madrid

In an interview on the German cable channel Sky 90, former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes said he believes Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus should join Real Madrid. The former Bayern boss recommended the switch to Spain because he feels the German champions have too much competition in their attacking positions. Heynckes led Bayern Munich to the 2013 Champions League...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Hooge feels he is being treated like a killer in World Cup corruption probe

Long-serving FIFA administrator Michel D'Hooghe claims he is being treated "like a murderer" as he is investigated as part of the World Cup anti-corruption probe. The 68-year-old Belgian does not understand why he is being targeted and has said he has co-operated fully with FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia's inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. D'Hooghe...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA’s Michael Garcia Investigating FIFA Members For Ethics Violations

FIFA’s unofficial “maverick,” Michael Garcia, has opened up investigations on three FIFA Executive Committee members because of possible ethics violations concerning the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup votes. Angel Maria Villar Llona (Spain), Michel D’Hooghe (Belgium) and Worawi Makudi (Thailand) are those who are now being investigated as well as “a number of individuals...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

GENEVA (AP) Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names Thursday to The Associated Press after the five were identified in European media reports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich ready to let Xherdan Shaqiri leave

  #481313395 / Bayern Munich club president Franz Beckenbauer has stated that former Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri is free to leave this coming January, per the Daily Mail. The talented Swiss midfielder has failed to hold down a regular starting berth at the German champions since moving from Basle in the summer of 2012. And now Beckenbauer has admitted...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Three top FIFA officials under investigation by ethics chief Garcia

Three current FIFA executive committee members are under investigation by ethics chief Michael Garcia following his probe into World Cup bidding, it can be revealed. Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona, Michel D'Hooghe from Belgium and Worawi Makudi from Thailand are among the names being looked at by Garcia for possible ethics code breaches, according to sources close to the world...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United get big Xherdan Shaqiri boost

Xherdan Shaqiri is having trouble fitting in at Bayern Munich, but he will be be on the move away from Allianz Arena during the January transfer window.  Shaqiri has been told he can leave Bayern Munich this winter, according to the Bundesliga club’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. This is a huge boost to all the clubs that have been interested in the Swiss international...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham transfer rumors: Lennon, Shaqiri, Icardi

Here are the latest Tottenham transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. -(The Mirror) Steve Bruce is planning to raid Tottenham again in January for winger Aaron Lennon. Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone have already left north London for Hull. -(Daily Express) Tottenham have joined rivals Chelsea and Liverpool...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bayern president reveals Xherdan Shaqiri likely to leave in January

Bayern Munich's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has conceded the club are likely to let Xherdan Shaqiri move on in January. Shaqiri, 23, has been restricted to just three Bundesliga starts so far this season, while each of his four appearances in the Champions League have come as a substitute. The Switzerland international's continued lack of game time has led to speculation...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich President Says Xherdan Shaqiri Can Go To Another Club In January

Honorary Bayern Munich President Franz Beckenbauer informed the media that midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri can go to another club in January because the German giants only want players who want to stay with the Bundesliga champions. Rumors have been mounting for weeks regarding the out-of-favor midfielder after the player told the Swiss German-language tabloid Blick that he wanted...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Key questions about FIFA's World Cup bid probe

GENEVA (AP) Just when you thought the turmoil surrounding FIFA couldn't get any more tangled, along comes a new twist to stir things up even more. If the leaders of soccer's scandal-scarred world governing body thought that Thursday's report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process would put to rest any suspicions of corruption, they should think again. Winning host nations...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich advised not to sign Manchester United target

Bayern Munich advised not to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß has advised Bayern Munich not to sign Marco Reus for the sake of the German Bundesliga. The 62-year old is currently serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax evasion but it seems he still has some influence on the Bundesliga champions...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey’s Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jagger and Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match champagne and the most famous soccer club in American history folded. Could signing an international legend...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer not worried about Germany

Franz Beckenbauer remains unconcerned by Germany’s unconvincing start to Euro 2016 qualifying and insists they will reach the finals. Joachim […]
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer calls for corruption report on 2018, 2022 World Cups to be published

LONDON (AP) Franz Beckenbauer called for the corruption report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host contests to be published, and said Tuesday that he took no bribes before voting. The former Germany great left FIFA's executive committee months after the vote in December 2010 gave Russia the 2018 event and Qatar the 2022 tournament. Beckenbauer remains active in FIFA but was briefly...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer wants corruption report made public

Former FIFA executive committee member Franz Beckenbauer has called for the report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to […]
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer wants World Cup bids report published

LONDON (AP) Franz Beckenbauer says the report into alleged corruption in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should be made public. The German was a member of FIFA's executive committee when the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded. Beckenbauer was briefly banned in June by FIFA's ethics committee from all football-related activity for failing to cooperate with prosecutor...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Reus Set To Join Real Madrid Next Summer, Say Reports

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has been the subject of constant transfer speculation. The attacking midfielder’s contract with the Bundesliga club is set to expire on June 30, 2016. But that hasn’t stopped a host of European clubs from attempting to pry the 25-year-old from Jurgen Klopp’s side. Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have all been linked...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Libya Withdraws As Hosts Of 2017 African Cup of Nations

Libya lost the rights to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals today, citing the country’s “unstable security situation” due to ongoing conflicts and political volatility in the nation. Libya has been plagued with turmoil since 2011 following the downfall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The country has failed to recover from the political instability...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund Play Mind Tricks Over Marco Reus

As Marco Reus is attempting to recapture his world-class form after being injured for three months, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are engaging in a war of words over his future. The Bavarian-based club signed Mario Gotze from their biggest rival last year and this offseason signed Robert Lewandoski. Now the 23-time Bundesliga champions are already scheming on Reus for next...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atletico Madrid president rules out move for Dortmund star Reus

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has declared there is no chance of his club signing Marco Reus, suggesting that if he rejected Manchester United, he would never sign for the Liga champions. Reus, one of the hottest properties in Europe, is widely expected to leave Borussia Dortmund in the next 12 months and has been linked with the likes of United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gossip column: Nani, Falcao, Reus, Manolas, Hoddle

Gh Football DailyTRANSFER GOSSIPThe Sun’s back page Manchester United are prepared to offer winger Nani, 27, to Sporting Lisbon in a bid for Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo, 24. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 25, could yet join Manchester United next summer, according to Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer.(Bild)  Liverpool remain keen...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer expecting Reus departure

Franz Beckenbauer has reignited Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus row, claiming the forward will soon exit Signal Iduna […]
Via Soccer News
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer risks Dortmund wrath by talking about Reus move

Honorary Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer believes that Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund in 2015 for either his side or "a big club" like Manchester United or Real Madrid. The Bavarians have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge strongly suggesting that the Bundesliga champions could look to activate his release...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rihanna breaks FIFA etiquette as pop singer touches and kisses World Cup Trophy during Germany celebrations

Rihanna with World Cup record scorer Miroslav KlosePop singer Rihanna broke World Cup etiquette when she got her hands on the trophy during Germany’s post-match party.FIFA guidelines have previously said that only winners of the tournament and heads of state are allowed to handle the official World Cup Trophy.Indeed, England’s Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge have previously...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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