Germany's World Cup-winning captain has taken the logical decision to quit the national scene, leaving him free to impart his knowledge and experience at club level.
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Bayern Munich defender announced the shock news on Friday on the back of lifting the World Cup.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Goal North America writers and editors provide updates on the latest moves around the globe throughout the next few weeks.
The club chief believes that the Blancos have signed the star player of the World Cup and the midfielder hopes he can help the team win back-to-back European titles
The German suffered a concussion during the triumph over Argentina, and official Nicola Rizzoli has explained the extent of the concern over the midfielder
Joachim Low's men have displaced Spain as the No. 1 team, while the USA has dropped two spots.
The Bundesliga giant has announced the acquisition of the Germany international on a five-year deal.
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The Germany international has completed his transfer from the Allianz Arena to the Santiago Bernabeu. But is Real Madrid getting the real deal?
The Germany international will continue his career in La Liga after signing a six-year contract with the Santiago Bernabeu side.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The 36-year-old striker became the all-time top goalscorer at the World Cup after his goal against Brazil but isn't sure if he has played his final game for the national team
The midfielder is a believed to be a major target for two major Premier League clubs but his agent has stressed that nothing is set in stone yet
Many players went into the tournament in Brazil with a stellar reputation already, but for others it was the perfect opportunity to showcase why they are worth millions.
The Germany midfielder looks certain now to part ways with Bayern Munich, with only contract details to agree with the Spanish club this summer.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Bayern Munich has confirmed that the Germany international will leave this summer if the club is offered the right fee.
The coach believes his side can go on to enjoy further success on the international scene following the victory in Brazil, and says his team will not rest following its win.
All of the major nations will have to make changes between now and the next World Cup, and Goal looks at how they could line up in Russia.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Germany icon feels the side will be a difficult one to beat but stopped short of saying it will go on to win the next few tournaments.
The striker was overlooked by Joachim Low as he chose his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil and revealed it hurt him not to be there to win the tournament with them
The Switzerland star has been linked with a move to the Premier League, but his current employers have no interest in discussing a transfer.