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The Case Against Bayern

by Andrew Wohlfort

Two seasons ago, Bayern won the Bundesliga by 25 points. Last season: by March. Bayern blamed its late season failure versus Real Madrid on an uncompetitive league season. Other Bundesliga clubs will hope the statement ‘Be careful what you wish for’ rings true. Bayern have not won the last two Bundesliga seasons after the World […]

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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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Brazil vs Germany – Reactions “That was football from another world”

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

History! Simple as that. The record books were completely rewritten in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday evening as Germany swept aside the World Cup hosts with the biggest semifinal win in competition history. Miroslav Klose also broke Ronaldo’s record and became the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer. For Brazil meanwhile it was misery all around. It […]

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Brazil 1 – 7 Germany: Löw’s Boys Humiliate Brazil in Historic Fashion

by Travis Timmons

Germany made history in the World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte by utterly destroying the host county Brazil 7-1 in what will surely be judged as the most humiliating defeat of a traditional power in World Cup history. Germany will move on to play the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final match between the Netherlands and Argentina […]

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A Personalized Blueprint: How Germany can beat France in the World Cup Quarterfinals

by Rahul Rangarajan

The moment that Franck Ribéry was deemed unfit to participate in Brazil, France took the first step forward in their pursuit to achieve international glory. Having initially struggled to come to terms with the loss of Bayern Munich’s talisman, Les Bleus have finally managed to hurdle through the daunting shadow of the attacker’s absence by […]

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Germany’s performance against Ghana leaves Jogi Löw with plenty of work to do

by Leon Weber

The clock had already ticked past the 90-minute mark in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana, when Jogi Löw could no longer contain his frustration: visibly angry that his team gifted Ghana the chance to score the winning goal on the break just before the end of the match, the DFB coach kicked the Brazuca, which […]

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The paradox of East German representation in the national team

by Niklas Wildhagen

We are frequently approached by our readers asking us questions relating to German football. Everything from the play-off model for fifth-tier sides to promotion matches, and even to the dating habits of particular football players has been asked. This morning, one such inquiry gave us reason for pause to reflect upon the development German football […]

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Toni Kroos Takes First Step to Leave 2012′s Italy Game Behind

by Leon Weber

Thomas Müller’s hattrick in Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal is likely to go down as a classic performance in his country’s footballing history, as his current tally of 8 goals in 7 World Cup games underlines what is already an outstanding achievement. While the lanky Bavarian received the lion’s share of well-deserved praise, Toni Kroos’s […]

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25 Best Bundesliga Players 2013/14: 10-6

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Up next, we break into the Top 10. Entering the fold here are two huge surprise performers who reached another level in their game this season, a veteran who played arguably his best season for his club and two of the best forwards in the league, one of which had a truly transformative and career-changing […]

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FC Bayern 2-3 Man City: Five quick words

by Rick Joshua

Before taking on a depleted Manchester City at the Allianz-Arena, FC Bayern München had won all five games in their group, including a convincing 3-1 win over the Citizens at the Etihad. They had won ten Champions’ League games in a row – a record. They had won their last eighteen matches at the Allianz, […]

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