An open letter to FIFA regarding the 2018 World Cup

by Jason Motz

Although the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has just finished and supporters of die Nationalmannschaft are basking in the joy of Germany’s 4th championship, it’s not too early to look ...

Bundesliga Preseason Spotlight: Wolfsburg, Eintracht, Hoffenheim and Hertha

by Gerry Wittmann

VfL Wolfsburg:  Will Injuries Undermine Expectations? Wolfsburg’s Swiss training camp ended Friday, with the club travelling to Hamburg to participate in the Telekom Cup. Dieter Hecking’s club played only one ...

3. Liga Season 2014/2015 Preview

by Aleix Gwilliam

The 3. Liga is back this weekend and it’s the first of the German professional leagues to kick off the 2014/2015 campaign. Last season saw 1. FC Heidenheim and RB ...


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Thomas Tuchel’s Modern Tactics

by Lee Scott

Editor’s note: this piece, written by Lee Scott, first appeared in These Football ...

Bundesliga Preseason: Spotlight on Dortmund, Gladbach, Freiburg and Hannover

by Gerry Wittmann

Upbeat Mood at Borussia Dortmund This summer, as seems every summer, Dortmund ...

Aufstieg Podcast Episode 12 – 3. Liga preview

by Aufstieg Podcast

Nik Wildhagen and Aleix Gwilliam are finally back with an all new ...


Some Advice for Promoted SC Paderborn

by Linus Vedmar

Every football club in the world would love to run riot in the highest tier of their national football pyramid. It means exposure not only for your club, but also for your city, your colors, your badge and your culture. Moreover, it also (normally at least) brings a lot of new money to the clubs […]

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The Enigmatic Case of Mario Götze

by Randall Hauk

It was a scene and dialogue which could have been scripted in Hollywood. The underachieving golden boy with the silver-screen looks gets the terse and pithy motivational speech from the embattled veteran coach needing just one more big moment to complete a widely unexpected legacy-rehabilitating championship run. “Prove that you are better than Messi. You […]

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Klose Tops The German Elite

by Maximilian Jones

It’s almost a never-ending list when you start thinking of Germany legends. There’s of course Der Kaiser. There’s Gerd Müller. Lothar Matthäus. Fritz Walter. We could continue. But one name that can be added to the list following this summer is one Miroslav Klose. The 36-year-old Lazio striker has broken all records this year, thrusting […]

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Preseason Bundesliga News

by Gerry Wittmann

Big Year Ahead for Schalke? Schalke finished third in the Bundesliga table last year, earning Champions League play once again.  The club looks to have improved their attack for Coach Jens Keller with the summer signings of Leverkusen’s Sidney Sam and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting from Mainz, while also inking former Leverkusen keeper Fabian Giefer from Fortuna […]

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Germany World Cup Squad 2018 – What will it look like?

by Charlie Dear

The 2014 World Cup reached its climax over a week ago now with 22-year-old Mario Götze emerging the hero with his 113th minute strike to clinch the world title for the Germans. This, their fourth World Cup victory puts them in line with Italy and only one World title from matching Brazil. It took a lot […]

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Bundesliga news: Rüdiger not for sale, Rummenigge feels the rest of the league wants to hurt Bayern

by Linus Vedmar

Do you want to buy Antonio Rudiger? Forget it! According to Stuttgart manager Armin Veh, the 21-year-old is not up for sale. Moreover, Michael Mancienne, who recently left Hamburg to return to the United Kingdom, encourage more Englishmen to sign for a Bundesliga club, and Holger Badstuber has made his long anticipated return to action. […]

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Andreas Biermann suicide highlights struggle with depression in football

by Niklas Wildhagen

On Saturday night Andreas Biermann’s current club Spandauer Kickers confirmed that the 33-year-old had committed suicide. The former Union Berlin, Tennis Borussia Berlin and FC St. Pauli defender had struggled with depression for an extended period of time. Biermann himself had confirmed in 2012 that he had attempted to take his own life on three […]

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Swiss newspaper publishes controversial Löw quote

by Niklas Wildhagen

Ahead of the World Cup the Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sontag was among the few media outlets who were given the chance to conduct an interview with Germany’s national team coach Jogi Löw. The paper’s journalist Markus Brütsch met Löw and his former teammate Roberto Di Matteo for a chat in London. The interview itself read […]

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From Bangladesh to the German National Team: Thank you

by quazi zulquarnain

I still remember vividly the first time football made me cry. It was during the wee hours of a stifling hot July night twenty years ago when a game played in the other side of a world I had never seen, bought unrequited tears to the eyes of an 8-year-old boy in Bangladesh. Germany were […]

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A Look Back at Philipp Lahm’s National Team Career and his impact on German football

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

What better time to end one’s international career than with a World Cup. When Germany captain Philipp Lahm lifted the World Cup trophy in Brazil after the 1-0 win against Argentina no one knew it would be his last game for the team. After 10 years, 113 caps and several team and individual honors, Lahm […]

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