Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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The former West Germany star admits he finds it difficult to understand the Bayern Munich captain's decision to retire from international football

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The 36-year-old has called for measured changes rather than an overhaul after Vicente del Bosque's men were dethroned as world champions in Brazil

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The 34-year-old, who has called time on his international career, insists the current manager was the correct appointment as they look to recover from a disastrous World Cup

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The decision to hand the Argentina star the prize following the World Cup final defeat to Germany was greeted with widespread surprise - but not by one of his club team-mates

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The Three Lions captain announced his retirement from international football on Monday after 114 appearances over 14 years, calling time on an unfulfilling career

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The veteran midfielder voiced his frustration over a disappointing World Cup campaign, but is excited by the new signings at Anfield following a busy summer of transfer activity

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder has decided to call it quits on the international stage, over 14 years after making his debut for his country back in May 2000

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The Golden Boot recipient at Brazil 2014 has picked up another accolade, this time for his sublime effort in his country's last-16 win over the Celeste

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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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach has confessed that the cup given to them this summer by Fifa did not survive the team's victory celebrations unscathed

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Guillermo Ochoa, Keylor Navas and Vincent Enyeama are just three of the shot-stoppers who saw their profiles raised by a super tournament in Brazil

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