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Five thoughts on Euro 2016 qualifiers thus far

The qualifiers for the 2016 European Championships are underway. Much like the World Cup, the teams are split into nine groups. Each group is comprised of six teams (with the exception of Group I, which has five teams). Once the group stage matches are complete, twenty three teams will join France (who as host country receive automatic entry) to vie for the chance to become world...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Klose set to miss eight weeks

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose faces up to eight weeks out with a knee injury, the club have confirmed. The Germany international has scored 10 goals in Serie A this season but was replaced at half-time during Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Genoa and, after visiting German specialist Professor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, has been advised the injury will mean a lengthy lay-off. A statement...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lazio coach applauds honest Klose

Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic lauded Miroslav Klose for his sportsmanship in Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat at Napoli . Klose confessed to handling the ball into the net during the Serie A clash at Napoli, leading to the referee ruling the goal out. However, Petkovic was also disappointed his players did not use the early incident as a positive spur for the remainder of the match...
Via Fox Soccer
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Germany veteran Klose remains No. 1 striker

Miroslav Klose's remarkable rise from a provincial German club to the second most prolific scorer in World Cup history is a tale that may never be matched. Klose made his debut for Germany in 2001 without ever having played for any of its junior teams, something that is unlikely to happen again because prospects these days are honed through youth academies and groomed in camps for...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

After derby win, Miroslav Klose meets the pope

Striker Miroslav Klose has had a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI three days after helping lead Lazio to a 2-1 derby win over Roma. The pope greeted Klose at his general audience Wednesday and the pair had a long chat. Klose is German like the pope, although he was born in Poland. In Sunday's derby, Lazio took the lead in the seventh minute after Maarten Stekelenburg brought down...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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