Germany

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The 24-year-old has admitted that his initial plan was to stay at the Allianz Arena, but he is now looking forward to the challenge of playing for the European champions

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The Mannschaft's World Cup win ought to have taught the NFF a thing or two about long-term planning and continuity in the dugout

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The Serbia international had been out of action due to a knee injury ever since November 2013 but came on as a late substitute against Heidenheim in Saturday's friendly

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The Bavarians are keen to further strengthen their squad this summer and have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund forward again in recent weeks

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Goal casts an eye over the transfer activity so far in the current window - who do you think has been the shrewdest bit of business?

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The versatile Bavarians veteran, who captained Germany to World Cup success in the summer, is looking forward to targeting more trophies under Pep Guardiola this season

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The goalkeeper made his debut for the club in their 1-0 friendly win over Recreativo Huelva on Saturday and was happy with his side's performance

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COMMENT: Head injuries to Christoph Kramer, Javier Mascherano and Alvaro Pereira in Brazil highlighted the need for football to re-examine how to deal with such incidents

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The Bayern Munich centre-half has paid tribute to the coach following their World Cup triumph and says he has his sights firmly set on winning Euro 2016

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The Germany striker has urged his Viola team-mates to improve on their fourth-placed finish in Serie A last season, insisting it is a realistic goal

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COMMENT: There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet

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The Bayern Munich centre-half was delighted to come back to action after making his first appearance for the club since December 2012 in a pre-season friendly

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The former midfielder believes the number of foreign players in Premier League academies has been damaging to the development of the Three Lions national team

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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The Bundesliga giants' return to action with a thrilling 4-3 victory on Saturday was hard work, according to the coach, although Neven Subotic was just delighted to be back

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The midfielder, signed from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer as part of Brendan Rodgers' summer recruitment drive, appeared to strain his calf during the match at Deepdale

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The former Sunderland goalkeeper played the first half of the friendly fixture which was settled by goals from Kris Commons and Sylvano Comvalius

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The Frenchman agreed not to play in the loss to the 2.Bundesliga outfit as the transfer saga with Barcelona continues to rumble on

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The Bayern Munich chief believes the Bundesliga as a whole will benefit from Germany's World Cup triumph - though he admits foreign sides could be more tempted to sign their stars