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German FA Want Mesut Ozil ‘Statement’ To Ensure Return To German Team

The World Champions’ premature exit from the 2018 World Cup hasn’t helped matters regarding Mesut Ozil. Along with Ilkay Gundogan, Ozil controversially met Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan earlier this year, in a well-publicised meeting that has elicited much criticism within Germany. Both he and the Manchester City midfielder were periodically booed in international friendlies prior to the World Cup, and once …

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Watch: Top Five Young German Players To Watch Out For

Mauricio Isla (L) of Chile national team and Timo Werner of Germany national team vie for the ball during FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final match between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

There’s no doubt that world champions Germany have cemented their place at the pinnacle of international football this summer, as a largely second-string squad, with a blend of youth and experience, won the Confederations Cup after seeing off a much fancied Chile side in the final. Meanwhile, the under-21s proved the future is bright as they won the Euros by …

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German Fourth Tier May Feature A National Team Next Season

Spectators pull a big German flag over them prior the WC 2018 qualification match between Germany and San Marino in the stadium in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on June 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

BBC Sport has reported that the China under-20 national team could potentially play in the fourth tier of German football next season.  Germany’s regional south-west league has one allocation left after only 19 teams were included for the 2017/18 campaign. Somehow this has opened the door for the Chinese youth team to participate. There will be a financial incentive for teams …

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Watch: Every Bundesliga Club’s Best Goal From The 2016/17 Season

The Bundesliga might be dominated by three or four of its biggest clubs but beyond the Bayern Munichs and Borussia Dortmunds, there are an abundance of German top flight sides with some excellent attacking talent.  Proving this point, the Bundesliga’s official YouTube channel have gone and produced an excellent montage, which includes each side’s best goal from the 2016/17 season. Featuring …

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Marc Bartra Gives Positive Update On His Condition After Dortmund Explosions

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has taken to social media to provide fans with a positive update on his condition following Tuesday night’s explosions near the team’s bus. Bartra required surgery after sustaining a broken radial bone in his arm and also had debris lodged in his arm. The Spain international has since posted updates on his condition on Instagram and …

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The Evolution Of Arjen Robben: From Eredivisie Prospect To World-Class Winger

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Arjen Robben of FC Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arjen Robben was instrumental in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 Champions League drubbing of Arsenal on Wednesday night.  The Dutchman scored a trademark curling left-footed screamer after cutting inside from his starting position on the right wing. Despite a raft of injuries, Robben has been at the pinnacle of the European game for almost 20 years, and over time he has adapted his …

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Watch: Arsenal Defender Provides Positive Update On Injury

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal speaks to a member of the Arsenal medical team after going down injured during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on December 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has given Gunners supporters some much needed good news as we head into Christmas week. The Arsenal defender has been injured since the north London club’s clash with Stoke ten days ago, and his absence has seen Arsenal slump to two consecutive league defeats. These results leave Arsenal’s title challenge looking as limp as ever, and only …

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Analysis: Do Arsenal Have Enough To Beat Bayern Munich?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton greets Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal prior to kickoff during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Despite topping their Champions League group, Arsenal ended up drawing one of Europe’s big guns in the knockout stages once again, this time familiar foes Bayern Munich. That draw kicked off a negative few days for the Gunners too, as they also succumbed to a 2-1 defeat away to Everton allowing Chelsea take a six-point lead in the title race. Arsenal …

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Is It Time To Ditch Modern Football’s Sweeper-Keeper Concept?

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola watches from the touchline as Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart keeps goal in the foreground during the UEFA Champions league second leg play-off football match between Manchester City and Steaua Bucharest at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 24, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pat O’Rourke discusses the ins and outs of the demands placed on modern day goalkeepers and whether or not the idea of having a sweeper-keeper should be abolished.  What do you want most from the man between the sticks of your favourite football team? Do you want a goalkeeper who is competent, cool under pressure, commands his penalty area, deals adequately …

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Spurs To Bid £38m For One Of Liverpool’s Summer Attacking Targets [Report]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Maximilian Meyer of Germany celebrates scoring during the Men's Football Final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Deadline day is shaping up nicely for fans of both Liverpool and Tottenham, with reported interest from both clubs in Germany’s young sensation Max Meyer. Liverpool were believed to be interested in the Schalke midfielder earlier in the summer, but reports suggest that Tottenham have now entered the race to sign the 20-year-old. According to German publication Bild (via The Sun), Mauricio Pochettino …

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Schalke Star’s Valuation Delaying Move To Manchester City

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed the Premier League side are having trouble bringing Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane to the Etihad due to a dispute over the player’s valuation. The German international has been linked with Pep’s side over the past number of weeks, with the Spanish manager confirming (via The Independent) that both clubs have spoken but no deal is in place. …

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Bayern Munich Join Race To Sign €50 Million Manchester City Target

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Leroy Sane of Germany looks on during a Germany training session at Stade Pierre-Mauray ahead of their opening UEFA EURO 2016 match against Ukraine, on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images,)

Bundesliga side Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Leroy Sane despite the 20-year-old German international being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City. According to a report from ESPN FC, Sane’s father revealed that the German outfit and Champions League winners Real Madrid are keen to sign the winger before the transfer window closes. “Real …

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Aubameyang’s Dad’s Comments Will Not Exactly Be Music To Arsenal Fans’ Ears

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at this moment one of European football’s hottest properties, and recent comments from his father only add to this notion.  Despite German bookmakers slashing the odds of the Frenchman making a move to Arsenal in recent days (via the Daily Express), it appears, according to Aubameyang’s father’s statements (via AS), that the transfer to north London would …

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