Category Archives: National Team

Bomb Threat and Explosions Surround Germany-France Match


Last updated at 5:00 GMT: Earlier Friday, a bomb threat was made at the hotel where the German national team was staying, requiring everyone to evacuate the facility. Everyone was eventually allowed to return. No bomb found in German team's hotel. @Bundesliga4u Kein Bombenfund im DFB-Quartier | — Kai Dambach (@Kai_Dambach) November 14, 2015 Unfortunately, Paris is experiencing a […]

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Can 1. FC Köln Midfielder Marcel Risse be an Answer to Germany’s Fullback Shortage?

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This post was originally published on Planet Effzeh: The idea that Marcel Risse could give 1. FC Köln a second player on the German national team has been revisited by German football site Kicker, based on a series of  Jörg Schmadtke quotes and the seeming unrest about the DFB’s defensive row after Germany struggled a bit in the final stretch of […]

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German Born – but Turkish at Heart


Bild have recently reported that Mainz playmaker Yunus Malli has chosen to represent Turkey ahead of Germany at the senior international level, this despite Malli representing the World Champions at every age level up to U-21. As recently as this past summer he played for the German team that reached the semifinals of the European Under-21 Championship. Malli, the son […]

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Germany’s 2016 EURO kits leaked


Germany may have been successful in Brazil last year, but not everybody was a fan of their kit. If the Spanish website is to be believed both of the kits Germany are going to use during the upcoming 2016 EUROs in France have been leaked. This time around adidas has designed a much more simple, yet stylish, jersey for the […]

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DFB Player Wages During EURO 2016 Qualification Campaign


German website, a blog concerned about all financial matters within German football, has taken a closer look at how Germany’s national team players are getting paid for their efforts by the DFB. The blog states that all players are guaranteed 20,000 Euros each time they are nominated during the qualifying campaign. Of the current squad, only six players were nominated for […]

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Book Review: Raphael Honigstein’s “Das Reboot” Tells Story Behind Germany’s 2014 World Cup Victory


“This piece originally appeared at The New Republic.” When U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jürgen Klinsmann declared ahead of the 2014 World Cup, “We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not that level yet,” it sparked howls of outrage across the country. Landon Donovan, who had recently been cut from the team by the Germany native, took to […]

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Book Review: Lee Price’s The Bundesliga Blueprint


America, the Bundesliga is here, thanks to Fox Sports now owning the broadcasting rights to the world’s most exciting football export. Outside of Germany’s die Nationalmannschaft winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Bayern Munich’s lofty dominance, perhaps you don’t much about the world of German fußball. But you’re eager. You’re in love with this German fußball stuff. You’re on […]

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Der Mann mit der Mütze: A Tribute to Helmut Schön


September 15th 2015 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth one of Germany’s finest coaches of the post-war era. Sitting calmly on the sidelines in his neatly tailored tracksuit and trademark cloth cap, the tall and almost ghost-like Helmut Schön was one of those personalities who immediately created an impression, a coach who was respected and admired by colleagues and […]

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