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Season Preview 2014-2015: Borussia Dortmund

by Travis Timmons

Nickname: die Schwarzgelben (The Black-Yellows) Founded: 19 December 1909 Club colors: yellow and black Primary Rivals: FC Schalke 04 (traditional) and Bayern Munich (recently), Fan Friendship: 1.FC Köln Trophies: Domestic Champion (8): 1955-56, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2010-11, 2011-12. DFB Cup Winner (3): 1964-65, 1988-89, 2011-12. DFB/DFL Supercup (5): 1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014. UEFA Champions […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015: FC Augsburg

by Rick Joshua

Nickname: Die Fuggerstädter, after the Fuggers – a prominent mercantile family from the city. Founded: 8th August 1907 Club Colours: Green-red-white Primary Rivals: TSV 1860 München Fan Friendship: SC Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund Trophies: None Stadium: SGL Arena, formerly the Impuls Arena (opened: July 26th 2009, capacity 30,660) 2013-14 Season Summary Bundesliga: 8th (52 pts.) DFB […]

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Argentina vs Germany – Statistical Preview

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

These two giants of football meet in the World Cup final for a third time with more on the line than ever before. Germany will look to to capture their first international trophy in almost two decades while Lionel Messi can cement his legacy with a World Cup medal. The final pits against one another […]

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Brazil vs Germany – Statistical Preview

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Germany will take on Brazil in their fourth consecutive World Cup semifinal, a feat never amassed before. But for Germany this is arguably the best time to win the competition in decades and they’ll have to do it against the hosts who have not lost a competitive game on their home soil since 1975. Let’s […]

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World Cup Semi-Finals Preview: We’ve been here before

by Travis Timmons

We’ve been here before: Germany is in the semi-finals of an international championship. Again. Since 2006, Germany has at least advanced to the semi-finals (or “final four” in American parlance) of every major tournament, whether the World Cup or Euros. Impressive. Actually, impressive doesn’t do this achievement justice. More like slightly miraculous. Given this astounding […]

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Germany vs France – Statistical Preview

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Germany will face off against Didier Deschamps and France in the quarterfinals at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 4th. It will be the 26th time these two meet at the international level and the fifth time at the World Cup. Germany have the advantage historically but it has been France who […]

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Preview – Germany vs Ghana: Battle of the Boatengs and Path to the Knockout Round

by Alex Chaffer

I, along with the majority of German supporters, should be sending a massive congratulations and case of “We’re glad you proved us wrong” to Jogi Löw. Start as you mean to go on, Germany. These two sides come into this vital Group G match on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Germany after their biggest-ever […]

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Preview – Germany face huge test in World Cup opener against Portugal

by Cristian Nyari

Germany will officially kick off their World Cup campaign against Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nava in Salvador on Monday. Joachim Löw’s side will look to end the country’s 18-year international trophy drought. The pressure will very much be on the team to live up to its ‘golden generation’ tag and finally turn all the […]

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HSV – SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Who’ll get it done?

by Randall Hauk

Without question, the possibility of the Hamburger SV suffering their first-ever drop from the Bundesliga is biggest storyline heading into the Thursday’s first leg of the relegation playoff. That the HSV finished low enough in the table to find themselves in the relegation playoff is maybe large enough an indignity for the last original league […]

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Last Exit on the Autobahn Toward 2.Bundesliga Features Tricky Detours

by Randall Hauk

Can I start by saying there IS no more safety for the Bundesliga clubs in the bottom three? Hamburger SV, 1. FC Nürnberg, and Eintracht Braunschweig are not heading into a Saturday battle to see which of them will be “safe” when the dust clears after their concurrent matches. The lone “prize” to be had […]

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