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World-Cup Winning Coach On Sports Performance, Fitness & Mentality

Performance coach Darcy Norman gave Pundit Arena a fascinating insight into his experiences with football teams such as Bayern Munich, AS Roma and the German national team.  Norman highlighted the importance of mental strength in the optimization of sports performance. “I think everything we do involves mental strength. One player that I recently worked with, Kevin Strootman, went through a difficult …

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Griezmann Double Plunges Germany’s Loew Into Deeper Trouble

Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday. Toni Kroos struck a 14th-minute penalty for Germany, but Griezmann engineered a rousing fightback in the first game between the nations at the Stade de France since the November 2015 friendly that was overshadowed by a …

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Netherlands Hammer Germany As Pressure On Loew Intensifies

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew. A first-half header by Dutch skipper Van Dijk gave the hosts the lead in Amsterdam. With the German defence in disarray, late goals from Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Georginio …

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On This Day In 2015: Shane Long’s Stunner Against Germany Revisited

“Randolph sends it long…and Shane Long is in behind the German defence… Shane Long against Neuer…. 1-0!.. What a moment!” _____ The Context Ireland took to the Aviva Stadium on October 8th 2015, as the heavy underdogs against the reigning world champions Germany. After scraping by Georgia in their previous Group D game, Ireland still had a niggling Scottish team breathing …

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Birth Of Daughter Behind Sane Leaving German Squad

There was speculation ahead of the weekend as to just why Manchester City striker Leroy Sane had suddenly quit the Germany squad and the answer is – to rush to his girlfriend’s side for the birth of their daughter. The winger who missed out on World Cup selection and who has been criticised by senior members of the German squad …

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Ozil Return ‘Out Of The Question’, Says Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew has confirmed there is no chance of Mesut Ozil returning to the squad in the wake of the player’s bombshell retirement from international duty in July. “I think everything has been said about this. When a player announces his resignation like that, you don’t pick him for the squad eight or nine weeks later,” Loew said …

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Toni Kroos Dismisses Ozil’s Claims Of Racism As ‘Nonsense’

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was “out of order” to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month. Ozil, 29, created a furore last month when he retired from international football in an explosive three-part statement in which he accused German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel of racism. “Basically, …

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“Too Many Kilos” – Pogba’s Brother Rejected by German Third-Tier Club

Mathias Pogba, the brother of France’s World Cup winner Paul Pogba, has been turned down by third division German minnows Uerdingen — because the Guinea international midfielder is too heavy. “He’s been and gone. Mathias couldn’t help the team, he is currently not in good physical shape,” Uerdingen coach Stefan Kraemer told German daily Bild. “Mathias has a good build …

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Neuer Denies Mesut Ozil’s Claims Of Racism In The Germany Set-Up

Germany captain Manuel Neuer has denied that Mesut Ozil was the victim of racism within the German FA (DFB), but admitted the fiasco has taken a toll on the players. Ozil quit international football last month amid the furore over his meeting and photo opportunity in May with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which raised questions about Ozil’s loyalty to …

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Fulham Complete Signing Of Schurrle On Two-Year Loan Deal

Fulham have completed the signing of German international striker Andre Schurrle from Borussia Dortmund. The former Chelsea striker joins Fulham on a two-year loan deal and will wear the number 14 shirt at Craven Cottage. Schurrle arrives at the club with serious pedigree having frequently featured in the Champions League as well as being an integral part of Germany’s 2014 …

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Erdogan Accused Of Using Ozil To Push Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil’s controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey’s bid to host Euro 2024 — and weaken Germany’s. On Sunday, Ozil, 29, dropped a bombshell by announcing he will not play for Germany again and accused Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German FA (DFB), of racism. …

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Unai Emery – Ozil Has The ‘Respect Of Every Player’

Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany’s national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country. Emery on Wednesday said Arsenal were taking pains to make sure Ozil, 29, feels comfortable at the club as controversy rages in Germany over his acrimonious walk-out following the World …

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Mesut Ozil’s Agent Issues Fiery Response In Row With Bayern’s Uli Hoeness

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The agent of Mesut Ozil has given a strong response to Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness’ scathing reaction to his client’s international retirement. The Arsenal playmaker called time on his Germany career in a strongly-worded statement at the weekend – citing, in particular, a racist undercurrent towards him in the guise of actual criticism of his performances. Hoeness, however, believes …

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German FA rejects Ozil’s accusations of racism

The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football. “We reject the notion that the DFB is associated with racism,” read a statement. “The DFB stands for diversity, from the representatives at the top to the boundless, day-to-day dedication …

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