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

by Rob Fielder

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 […]

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

by Rob Fielder

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 […]

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All-Time Germany World Cup XI

by Niklas Wildhagen

The flow of information during this World Cup has been phenomenal. There has never been more information, apps or websites available to football fanatics who want to follow the beautiful game. One of those sites allows its users to create their ultimate XI for the English national team. Creating such a team does entail a […]

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

by Rob Fielder

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 […]

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Beckenbauer and Aicher: A Stylish Link

by Paul Gleeson

Maybe it’s just the way cameras caught the light back then, but somehow in the footage of West Germany’s 1974 World Cup Final victory over Holland, there are moments when Franz Beckenbauer could almost be one of Otl Aicher’s Olympic pictograms. At first, this may seem a simple illusion: high contrast filters and faded film […]

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Is this the best Bayern Munich of all time?

by Cristian Nyari

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 […]

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

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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From Beckenbauer to Matthäus – German Footballers in America

by Cristian Nyari

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 […]

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Hits better forgotten – Bundesliga stars singing

by Niklas Wildhagen

A number of Bundesliga players have tried to entertain the German public off the pitch as well by recording their own songs. Here is a brief history of the musical history of German football. Visitors to the annual Oktoberfest in Munich may have heard a strange folksy kind of song in one of the beer […]

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

by Cristian Nyari

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 […]

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