A Bundesliga Presence at Copa America Centenario

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The 2016 Copa America Centenario kicks off on Friday June 3 with a Group A match featuring the United States, the host country, versus Colombia.  Three games follow the next day as 16 nations divided into four groups will compete to win this 100th anniversary celebration of Copa America.  Unlike the usual Copa America tournaments, which feature the South American […]

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Marco Russ – First fighting relegation, then cancer


There’s an awful lot at stake in tonight’s relegation play off match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Nürnberg. However, only hours before kick off there’s another bit of news that once again shows why football isn’t the most important thing on the planet. Eintracht defender and captain Marco Russ has been diagnosed with cancer ahead of the match. Russ […]

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Jos Luhukay to Pilot Stuttgart Next Season, Sporting Director Dutt Fired


Veteran coach Jos Luhukay has been signed by Stuttgart to lead the club on a two-year contract, while Sporting Director Robin Dutt has been given his walking papers.  After flirting with relegation the past two seasons, Stuttgart were demoted last weekend and will spend their first campaign outside Germany’s first division in 41 years next season. Luhukay, a former Dutch midfielder, […]

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The death of fair play in the Bundesliga?


In the minutes after the final whistle, you could observe 1. FC Köln’s Dominique Heintz having a proper go at Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann. What happened? In the 90th minute, the Billy Goats lost the ball whilst going forward due to a clear cut foul on Lukas Klünter. Instead of blowing his whistle referee, Deniz Aytekin allowed the game to continue. […]

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“Team Marktwert” and the distribution of Bundesliga television money


The Bundesliga’s national TV deal is up at the end of the season and DFL CEO Christian Seifert is currently looking to negotiate what could very well be the biggest contract in German football’s history. Amounts of around 1 billion Euros have been mentioned by the press, as the club’s in the league desperately look to increase the source of […]

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Justin Bieber – The latest cause for a red card


Players insulting the referee are always in danger of getting a card. From time to time threats or rather harshly worded insults can even be punished by a sending off. In the Landesliga Berlin match between Fortuna Biesdorf and Concordia Britz one such card was handed out to Cocordia’s reserve keeper Özkan Akdogan. What had happened? In the 44th minute Concordia […]

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