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Germany
Why Joachim Low made a mistake on Manuel Neuer
17:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Every professional football player dreams of a long, successful career at international level. As exciting as the first cap must be, the ultimate achievement is a send-off in which everyone, fans, teammates and opponents, pay tribute to…

Germany
Ruthless Joachim Low restructuring Germany at big names' expense?
17:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Joachim Low is ushering in a new era for German Football. After recent disappointments, he’s adamant at developing the future stars to take Germany forward. However, for new blood to make way, the old must be sacrificed. Bayern stars…

Germany
Can Bayern still win the Bundesliga?
09:00 Friday 21st December 2018

Everyone has their list of three things certain in life. Death and taxes are always numbers one and two [with a bullet]. If the subject is the Bundesliga, Bayern hoisting the trophy is number three. The Bavarians are the biggest team in Germany,…

Opinion
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen deserves Manuel Neuer's place in Germany's goal
13:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Lionel Messi is widely considered Barcelona’s knight in shining armour. He is on the attacking front. When it comes to defensive work, Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s brilliance between the posts rescued many valuable points this season.…

World Cup
Nerves of steel? Can Germany prove their mental strength?
08:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Two thoughts dominate my mind regarding die Mannschaft. In the words of American politician Alan Grayson: When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible. And those of Gary Lineker In the end, the Germans always win. So what if it’s…

World Cup
World Cup Preview: Which keeper will win the Golden Glove?
15:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. They bowed out to the hosts of that tournament, Sweden, in the UEFA playoff round. The Azzurri's absence deprives the world of one last look at Gianluigi Buffon…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group F
15:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Group F sees the reigning World Champions Germany drawn among Sweden, Mexico and South Korea, displaying continental versatility. This group is much like the others with one clear favourite, an underdog and two teams battling it out for the…

Bundesliga
Where does Manuel Neuer's return for Germany leave Sven Ulreich at Bayern Munich?
15:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

Manuel Neuer has commanded Bayern Munich's goalkeeping position in a similar fashion to how his team dominate the Bundesliga. The ultimate sweeper keeper, the 32-year-old has been the Bavarians' undisputed number one since joining from…

World Cup
Manuel Neuer will be playing catch up if he starts for Germany in the World Cup
17:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Earth's biggest sporting competition will explode into action within a fortnight. All intelligent life on the planet will be eagerly anticipating their favourite stars performing for their respective nations.  Thinking about the…

World Cup
5 Bayern Munich players to watch out for in the World Cup
09:00 Thursday 31st May 2018

We're only two weeks away from the World Cup. Football's crème de la crème prepares to put everything on the line for the sake of national pride. Bayern Munich, an undisputed European heavyweight, will have 11 determined…

Germany
Ralf Fahrmann: From Manuel Neuer's heir to nemesis
09:30 Sunday 8th April 2018

It's a classic Star Wars script, whether you want to go with Anakin Skywalker or Kylo Ren. Ralf Fahrmann was a toddler in goalkeeping terms when Manuel Neuer made the switch from Gelsenkirchen to Munich in 2011. The boy left behind couldn't…

Germany
Has Manuel Neuer lost his place as world's best so soon?
09:30 Tuesday 27th March 2018

Germany has never lacked brilliant net-minders. Sepp Maier and Oliver Kahn were legendary for both club and country. Jens Lehmann also made a mark in his day. In 2014 Manuel Neuer took up the mantle. Until recent hitches, the Bayern Munich…

Germany
Bayern Munich’s hegemony limits the Bundesliga
08:30 Saturday 3rd February 2018

All year long, every football fan knows FC Hollywood will win the Bundesliga. The chasing pack don’t have the finances, quality, or political clout to mount a challenge against Bayern Munich. Sixteen points clear despite a dismal start…

Spain
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: an unsung Camp Nou hero
15:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

For Football Manager 2012 enthusiasts, Marc-Andre ter Stegen's rise is no great surprise. In the addictive video game, he is one of the young goalkeepers with the potential to reach the very top, alongside Thibaut Courtois. In reality,…

Bundesliga
Leon Goretzka: Another German gem joins Bayern Munich
10:30 Sunday 21st January 2018

Every now and then the Bundesliga gives birth to a star. Then Bayern Munich arrives to move him into its constellation. Schalke 04 midfield sensation Leon Goretzka is the latest.  The Royal Blues have been raided…