Germany

Friday, August 15, 2014

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The Bayern Munich star is confident his side can pass the tests facing them this season and reacted to his nomination for Uefa's Best Player in Europe award

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Despite the Bayern Munich attacker’s announcement on Wednesday, Noel le Graet still hopes the 31-year-old will make a return for les Bleus in the future

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The French winger is hopeful of returning to action for the opening Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg after recovering from the back injury that kept him out of the World Cup

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The 10-man shortlist has been reduced to three, with the Ballon d'Or holder set to battle it out with Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer for the prize

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Bayern Munich have confirmed the player will have an operation on a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the DFL-Supercup defeat to Borussia Dortmund

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The club captain jested that the forward was fortunate that the Bavarians did not stage a comeback in the DFL-Supercup and was thrilled with how his final game as captain went

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The Bavarians looked off the pace in their DFL-Supercup loss at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday evening and the Catalan conceded that he still has a lot of work to do

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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COMMENT: The Boulogne-born star may have established himself as one of the best players in the world for nearly a decade, but his quality was all too fleeting with les Bleus

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COMMENT: The Bavarians lost the season's curtain raiser, lost a key member of the squad and seemed to struggle with Pep Guardiola's latest tactical changes

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The club captain pointed to the number of players still working their way to full fitness as the reason behind their surprise defeat on Tuesday

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Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the DFL-Supercup as Jurgen Klopp's counterattacking system wreaked havoc

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The forward celebrated with a Spiderman mask after heading in his side's second goal to seal a comfortable victory over Pep Guardiola's men

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The Germany international trio had been granted an extended summer break after winning the World Cup in Brazil but are now back with the team, though unavailable for Saturday

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The 31-year-old, who has 82 senior caps to his name, wishes to devote more time to his family and club commitments with Bayern Munich

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Both sides are struggling with injury problems but will be desperate for bragging rights in Germany's season curtain-raiser