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Does the Bundesliga’s Financial Fair Play System Add Up?

by John Fisher

The scenes these past weeks in Berlin as World Cup Winners Germany paraded the gold trophy in front of thousands of adoring fans have been well documented. Germany’s wonderful performance at the World Cup finals in Brazil has once again led to many people to believe that the German’s have not just got it right […]

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Franck Ribéry’s Race against Time

by Rahul Rangarajan

While a nation rejoiced in the city of Berlin as Die Nationalmannschaft returned home with the coveted World Cup for the first time since reunification, a calming aura was captured in the heart of Munich: Franck Ribéry completed his first training session with FC Bayern since an unfortunate back injury ruled him out of participating […]

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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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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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News: Philipp Lahm retires from the national team

by Niklas Wildhagen

National team captain Philipp Lahm confirmed today that he’s retiring from the German national team. Lahm has played 113 matches and scored 5 goals during his 10 years wearing the jersey of Die Nationalmannschaft. The Bayern player made the decision ahead of the World Cup according to Germany news agency dpa. Lahm added that retiring […]

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Bayern Munich players continue to break records at the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

Over the past couple of seasons, it has become a common sight to see Bayern München crush all the record books. At the start of the World Cup, the Bavarians had 14 players featuring in the World Cup, 7 of whom played for Germany. Over the course of the tournament, these players have made waves […]

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What can Gladbach’s fans expect from Thorgan Hazard?

by Luke Harvey

With all footballing eyes currently fixed on the World Cup in Brazil, it can be easy for transfers to fly under the radar. One transfer that definitely won’t have been missed by Belgian fans is Thorgan Hazard’s latest loan move – this time to Germany and the Bundesliga’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. Many football folks were surprised when Thorgan […]

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Bayern München sign Juan Bernat

by Linus Vedmar

Bayern München have signed left-back Juan Bernat from Spanish side Valencia CF. The 21-year-old is a Valencia-native and made his professional debut in 2011. Since then, Bernat has grown to become a well-integrated part of the Mestalla-side’s defense. The Bundesliga-champions are approximately paying 11 million Euros to secure Bernat’s services. Bernart has signed a deal […]

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Colombian national team parts the sea for Mondragon to become the oldest player at a World Cup

by Adrian Sertl

With his team up 3-1 after 85 minutes against Japan and a spot in the Round of 16 assured, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman made World Cup history.  With his final substitution, Pekerman took off goalkeeper, and team captain, David Ospina and replaced him with Faryd Mondragón.  At the age of 43 years and 3 days […]

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Bundesliga news: Perisic future at Wolfsburg uncertain and Hertha sign Heitinga

by Linus Vedmar

Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg) and Sven Bender (Dortmund) could both be on the way out of the Bundesliga in the immediate future. The Wolfsburg attacker has been linked with a transfer to Italy, while Bender is open to a Premier League-move. Meanwhile in the capital, Hertha Berlin has secured the services of 30-year-old defender John Heitinga […]

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