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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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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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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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German national team’s Campo Bahia turned into a hotel

by Niklas Wildhagen

The scrutiny and the criticism of the German national team ahead of the World Cup concerned several different elements. Even environmentalists got on the DFB’s case, stating that building a five star resort, the so called Campo Bahia, solely for the national team players was irresponsible, especially given that the fact that there wouldn’t be any use for […]

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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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Mario Goetze goal celebration header photo

Germany’s Narrative Hangs by a Final

by Travis Timmons

The narrative is crafted: finally, Germany has been rewarded for its fußballing makeover.  More specifically, the narrative unspools this way: over the last decade, Germany have transformed themselves from a stolidly “German” side of efficiency (and whatever other cliches apply) to one of exciting open football, thanks to revamping its entire development system. Like any […]

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Team photo of Germany's 2014 World Cup squad

Germany’s World Cup Report Card

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The dream was finally realized. Germany are World champions again after waiting 24 years. Let’s take a look back at how each player performed in this truly historic tournament. Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer – 1 The Germany number one played a flawless tournament. Neuer won the golden glove at the end of the tournament, declaring him […]

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