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Germany at the 1986 World Cup – Part III: Maradona and the Final


In the final piece of our three-part series profiling Germany’s 1986 World Cup campaign in Mexico, Robert Fielder take a look at one of the most memorable finals of all time in his thrilling Complete History of the World Cup. The 1986 World Cup still remains perhaps Diego Maradona’s finest hour as a footballer and against Germany he encountered one […]

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Germany at the 1986 World Cup – Part II: Platini, Mexico & The Road to the Final


Continuing our two-part series about Germany’s 1986 World Cup campaign in Mexico, taken from Robert Fielder’s excellent “The Complete History of the World Cup,” we take a look at the knockout stages of the tournament and Germany’s path to yet another World Cup final. After surviving the Group of Death, Franz Beckenbauer’s Germany came up against surprise package Morocco, who […]

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Germany at the 1986 World Cup – Part I: The Group of Death


The 2014 World Cup has officially kicked off in Brazil with the first couple of matches already producing excitement, upsets and plenty of talking points. Joachim Löw’s Germany, meanwhile, will kick off their campaign on Monday against Portugal as they try to end their 18-year international trophy drought and win their first World Cup since 1990. In an excerpt from […]

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Is this the best Bayern Munich of all time?


Bayern Munich have rewritten the history books this season. They become the first German club in history to win the treble.  More impressively, they did so in dominant fashion, disposing of some of the best teams in European football with relative ease and breaking records every which way.  With three trophies locked up in their cabinet and some time to […]

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Soccer Made in Germany…. by Americans: A Mutual Relationship


With the recent signings of former American collegiate players Paolo DelPiccolo by Eintracht Frankfurt and Parker Walsh to the Karlsruher SC first team, along with FC Augsburg inking MLS and Danish SuperLiga veteran Michael Parkhurst in December, the number of Americans playing professionally in Germany continues to grow.  There were already fifteen Americans earned their living in the top three leagues […]

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From Beckenbauer to Matthäus – German Footballers in America


Ahead of Germany’s friendly against Jürgen Klinsmann’s US national team to celebrate US soccer’s 100th anniversary dfb.de traveled down memory lane and revisited four decades worth of German footballers who have made their way across the atlantic to kick the round ball in North America. From Franz Beckenbauer to Lothar Matthäus, some of German football’s biggest ever names made the move to […]

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Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona – 1995/96 UEFA Cup Semifinals and the Beginning of an Era


Ahead of Bayern Munich’s mammoth second leg semifinal against FC Barcelona, we look back at an earlier European encounter between the two, the 1995/96 UEFA Cup semifinals.  Their run to the UEFA Cup final that year was both unlikely and symbolic.  It was a tumultuous period in Bayern’s history and the eventual  Cup win was symbolized the end of a dark time and the beginning of […]

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Bundesliga Rewind – Bayern München vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach – 1973/74 – A Bundesliga Fairytale


German football was at its peak in the 1970’s and no two teams epitomized the Bundesliga’s golden era more than Bayern München and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Between 1969 and 1979, Bayern and Gladbach won ten of the eleven league titles and set the standard for the rest of the league. In those  years, both teams played many legendary matches against each […]

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Bundesliga 50: The 1970’s – Scandals, Success and Sponsors


Part 2 of the anniversary series, Bundesliga 50, has a look at the 1970’s, a period during which German football came to the fore once more but only after some scandalous revelations were shaken off. The 1970’s were arguably Germany’s most successful decade and to this day remains its golden era, in club as well as international terms. Never before […]

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