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The eternal Miro – The story of an unlikely career

by Niklas Wildhagen

One can’t help but be impressed if one takes a closer look at Miroslav Klose’s stats. The 35-year-old has scored 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga appearances, he has gotten on the score sheet a total of 68 times during his 131 matches for the national team and after moving to Italy at the age of […]

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Germany Must Win the World Cup or Else…

by Cristian Nyari

As part of their 2014 World Cup coverage, KICKTV presents the “The Ultimate Group G Preview – The Group of Death,” a 15-part video series in which former U.S. International and 2006 World Cup veteran Jimmy Conrad travels to all the nations in Group G for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Germany, Portugal, […]

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Sami Khedira – Looking ahead to the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

November 15th 2013 is a date which Sami Khedira is unlikely to forget. In Germany’s friendly match against Italy the midfielder put in a challenge on the Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo and remained on the ground. After a closer look at the right knee, Germany’s team physician Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt found out that the Real player […]

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Bundesliga fanatic exclusive: Angela Merkel worried about Bayern’s dominance

by Niklas Wildhagen

Many Bundesliga fans have been annoyed by Bayern München’s dominance in the domestic league over the last couple of seasons. The Bundesliga Fanatic can now exclusively reveal that Angela Merkel is one of them. Dispatches from the NSA files which Edward Snowden had leaked have been recently obtained by the Bundesliga Fanatic. The files clearly show […]

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Defensive worries linger as Germany edge past Chile

by Oli Platt

As victories go, this was not Germany’s most convincing. Chile’s visit to Stuttgart ended in a 1-0 defeat but Jorge Sampaoli can justifiably feel that, not for the first time, his side have demonstrated their ability to progress through a group containing Spain and the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup. For Joachim Löw, there […]

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Germany’s squad selection dilemma and fringe players looking to impress

by Navneeth Sridharan

Although the World cup is three months away, each teams’ preparation is well under way and nearing completion. Joachim Löw’s Germany still has four friendlies -against Chile, Poland, Cameroon and Armenia- to experiment with his squad, before he names his final 23-player squad for the World Cup. Following the norm of taking three goalkeepers, seven defenders, […]

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Löw Makes Four Surprise Nominations Ahead of Chile Friendly

by Cristian Nyari

In one of four test games ahead of the World Cup, Germany will face Chile (Wednesday 5 March).  To everyone’s surprise, Löw gave four new players their debut and brought back some familiar faces. Four First-Timers Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter, Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi and Augsburg’s Andre Hahn have all been called up for the […]

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EURO 2016 Qualifying Groups and New Format Announced

by Cristian Nyari

The draw for the qualifying groups for the 2016 European Championships were held on Sunday in Nice with Germany receiving a quite favorable result.  For the first time 24 teams will participate in the finals instead of the usual 16.  First and second will qualify out of the group with the best third placed team […]

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Germany left-back dilemma for Löw

by Niklas Wildhagen

Match Day 19 shows why Löw needs to be worried  The Bundesliga kicked off again this weekend and delighted the fans with 26 goals, surprising results and a few brilliant goals. However, one thing became abundantly clear as German football fans watched their favourite league swing back into action. There might be a considerable amount […]

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World Cup Group Stage Draw: Germany get Ghana, Portugal and USA

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The World Cup Group Stage draw took place this afternoon in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil. Lady luck was not particularly lenient with Germany but gave them three opponents in a group that won’t be easy but that is still feasible to win. Ghana, Portugal and the USA will accompany the Löw-Elf in Group G of the […]

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