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Goetze's World Cup-winning left boot raises $2.4M for charity

BERLIN -- Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning left shoe has brought a bid of nearly $2.5 million at a children's charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum. The Bayern Munich player scored Germany's winning goal against Argentina with his left foot during extra time in the World Cup final in July. Goetze had offered the shoe to the highest bidder during an annual charity gala...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Goetze's WCup shoe gets nearly $2.5M for charity

BERLIN (AP) Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning left shoe has brought a bid of nearly $2.5 million at a children's charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum. The Bayern Munich player scored Germany's winning goal against Argentina with his left foot during extra time in the World Cup final in July. Goetze had offered the shoe to the highest bidder during an annual charity...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Goetze's WCup boot gets nearly $2.5M for charity

BERLIN (AP) Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning left shoe has fetched a donation of 2 million euros (nearly $2.5 million) at a children's charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum. The Bayern Munich player scored Germany's winning goal against Argentina with his left foot during extra time in the World Cup final in July. Goetze had offered the boot to whoever made the highest...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Win “Coach of the Year”?

Who Should Win “Coach of the Year”? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Below is a statistics comparison in the year 2014 between the 3 coaches shortlisted for FIFA’s Coach of the Year award: Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone, and Joachim Loew. Ancelotti’s 3 main points going for him to win the award is the Champions League win (of course) which he achieved in dominating...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany beats Spain 1-0 in friendly

VIGO, Spain (AP) A late goal by Toni Kroos gave Germany a 1-0 win over Spain in a friendly on Tuesday that broke the hosts' run of 34 games without a loss at home. The Real Madrid midfielder unleashed a long strike in the 89th minute that skipped off the wet grass at Balaidos Stadium and over substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, marring his international debut. A spate of injuries...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain prepares for tough friendly against Germany

MADRID (AP) In an effort to rebuild Spain's national soccer team, coach Vicente del Bosque is looking for something new. And on Tuesday, he'll be searching for something to challenge World Cup champion Germany in a friendly. The Spanish won the 2008 European Championship, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 in a four-year span. But the good times turned sour at this year's World Cup...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany bounce back in Euro qualifying with win over Gibraltar

NUREMBERG, Germany -- Thomas Muller scored twice as Germany got its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign back on track with an unconvincing 4-0 win over Gibraltar on Friday. Muller opened the scoring in the 12th minute and claimed his second 17 minutes later. Mario Goetze made it 3-0 in the 38th, before an own goal from Yogan Santos completed the scoring in the 67th. Germany coach Joachim...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Schurrle Injury – Update on Chelsea Star’s Flu And Return

Andre Schurrle Injury – Update on Chelsea Star’s Flu And Return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle is set to miss the upcoming international break in order to recover from a flu. According to German website Kicker, Schurrle sustained this virus in his last stint with the national side, and has never fully recovered. Having consulted with German...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany names Cologne newcomer in squad

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has picked Cologne defender Jonas Hector as the only newcomer in the squad for the European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar and a friendly against Spain. Marco Reus, Sami Khedira, Lars Bender and Benedikt Hoewedes return after injuries and striker Kevin Volland was recalled for the first time since May. Striker Mario Gomez...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

High-flying Bayern goes to 'Gladbach in Bundesliga

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayern Munich didn't need to rout Roma 7-1 and chat with the Pope this week to convince its Bundesliga rivals that it's otherworldly. That's already the belief. The evidence is compelling: Bayern seems even stronger than in Guardiola's first season, when it won the domestic double. Pep Guardiola's team has 17 goals in its last three matches and conceded only...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Republic of Ireland stun Germany with late stoppage-time equalizer

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- John O'Shea scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Ireland a 1-1 draw with Germany on Tuesday, as the World Cup holders suffered another setback in their 2016 European Championship campaign. Toni Kroos scored in the second half to put Germany ahead as it sought to bounce back from a loss to Poland. Kroos hammered home a low drive in the 71st...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ireland scores late for 1-1 draw in Germany

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) John O'Shea scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Ireland a 1-1 draw with Germany on Tuesday, as the World Cup holders suffered another setback in their 2016 European Championship campaign. Toni Kroos scored in the second half to put Germany ahead as it sought to bounce back from a loss to Poland. Kroos hammered home a low drive in the...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany's Schuerrle ill, to miss Ireland game

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) The German Football Federation says forward Andre Schuerrle has the flu and will miss the European Championship qualifier against Ireland on Tuesday. Schuerrle's absence reduces coach Joachim Loew's already limited options, especially in the attack. Many regulars are out with injuries or illness. Midfielder Christoph Kramer, another member of the World...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Christoph Kramer ruled out of Germany's Euro qualifier against Ireland

ESSEN, Germany (AP) Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer has been ruled out of Tuesday's European Championship qualifier against Ireland, leaving the World Cup champions short of options for the game in Gelsenkirchen. Germany coach Joachim Loew says Kramer, who started in Saturday's 2-0 loss in Poland, had a stomach bug on Sunday and is to leave the squad. Germany is already without...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany midfielder Kramer out of Ireland game

ESSEN, Germany (AP) Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer has been ruled out of Tuesday's European Championship qualifier against Ireland, leaving the World Cup champions short of options for the game in Gelsenkirchen. Germany coach Joachim Loew says Kramer, who started in Saturday's 2-0 loss in Poland, had a stomach bug on Sunday and is to leave the squad. Germany is already without...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Goal feasts expected in Euro 2016 qualifiers

The first ''Week of Football'' in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship could be a goal feast for the continent's major powers. The second and third rounds of games in each of the nine groups will be spread from Thursday to Tuesday, with UEFA keen on ''shining the spotlight on more teams'' on the road to France. For the less-heralded nations, it could simply expose their...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Draxler may be sidelined for Germany's Euro qualifiers because of flu

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germany may be without attacking midfielder Julian Draxler for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland. The German football federation says Draxler was unable to make it to the team's training base in Frankfurt on Tuesday because he has the flu. The federation was unable to say if Draxler might join the team later....
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Draxler has flu, might miss Germany's qualifiers

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germany may be without attacking midfielder Julian Draxler for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland. The German football federation says Draxler was unable to make it to the team's training base in Frankfurt on Tuesday because he has the flu. The federation was unable to say if Draxler might join the team later...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghana suffer major blow in Karim Bellarabi chase as Germany invite him for Euro qualifiers

Karim Bellarabi has been called up by Germany Ghana’s hope of getting Bayer Leverkusen striker Karim Bellarabi to switch nationality and play for the Black Stars has suffered a major blow as Germany have called him up for this month’s European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland.The 24-year-old winger, who has racked up two goals and two assists in six...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany coach Loew calls up newcomer Bellarabi

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up newcomer Karim Bellarabi for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland. The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder was born in Berlin but was also eligible to play for Morocco. Bellarabi is enjoying a breakthrough season and Loew says he is an ''excellent option for our attack...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany wins, Portugal loses in Euro qualifiers

LONDON (AP) Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened its 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany's goals - a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and a close-range effort in the 70th - just four minutes after...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Powers can flex muscle at European 2016 qualifiers

Qualifying for the largest European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups qualifying automatically along with the best third-place finisher. The other...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany opens Euro 2016 qualifying campaign

BERLIN (AP) World Cup winner Germany opens its 2016 European Championship qualification campaign against Scotland in Dortmund on Sunday, hopeful of taking the first step toward back-to-back titles. Scotland is arguably fighting it out with Poland and Ireland for second place in Group D, though third place would also leave open the prospect of qualification, most likely through a...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers

Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups qualifying automatically along with the best third-place finisher. The...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany calls up forward Sam for Scotland match

BERLIN (AP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Schalke forward Sidney Sam for a European Championship qualifying match against Scotland. Loew called up Sam after Germany lost to Argentina 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday. Germany will be without Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as well as Mats Hummels and Mesut Ozil for Sunday's qualifier against Scotland in Dortmund. The German...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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