Germany

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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The reigning Liga champions have officially announced their capture of the Croatia international from Bayern Munich, with the 28-year-old excited to work with Diego Simeone

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The goalkeeper admitted his side felt "tense" ahead of its World Cup semifinal, before stunning the host nation on Tuesday night.

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The Chelsea boss was disappointed to see the Brazil great lose his World Cup goal-scoring record and says the former Madrid star is the best player of the past two decades.

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The 24-year-old has been the hero for Joachim Low's side during the World Cup and has the chance to win a second Golden Boot if he scores in the final against Argentina on Sunday.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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The Dortmund defender is suffering from a minor knee problem and may miss Germany's date in the showpiece final at the Maracana on Sunday.

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Kun was elated with his team's penalty shootout semifinal victory over the Netherlands, as was Javier Mascherano who said they now have a once in a lifetime opportunity

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The Spain international suffered medial ligament damage in March and the German champions have no intention of rushing his rehabilitation

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The former Bayern Munich man was not impressed by the host's naive approach and feels the entire team failed under the weight of expectation.

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The striker had been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following Robert Lewandowski's arrival and Matthias Sammer has confirmed the wheels are in motion.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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The Germany boss insists his side is focused on the final after its 7-1 win, claiming that the margin of victory did not reflect the actual difference between the sides.

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The Germany forward was ecstatic with his team's semifinal performance as it inflicted a humiliating 7-1 defeat on the World Cup host in Belo Horizonte

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After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semifinal with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage.

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The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.

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Belo Horizonte played host to Brazil's biggest defeat in its history, with an efficient and masterful German performance putting the Selecao to the sword in emphatic fashion.

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The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's all-time scoring record as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle also helped decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

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The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals

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The versatile defender confessed he is unhappy with his current form but refused to be drawn into the debate about where he should be positioned by coach Joachim Low.