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Robin Dutt to take over as sports director of German football (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indian-origin football manager Robin Dutt will be taking over as the sports director of the German football federation (DFB).Dutt's father Sabyasachi told IANS in ... Read more...

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Robin Dutt appointed sports director of German football federation


July 24th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indian-origin football manager Robin Dutt, a former Bayern Leverkusen manager, has been appointed as the sports director of the German football federation (DFB).Dutt's father ... Read more...

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Germany not to bid for Euro 2020


April 28th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) The German Football Federation (DFB) will not bid for the 2020 European Championships, ruling out the speculation of a bid.DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach announced the decision ... Read more...

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German footballer urges gay players to ‘come out’ and support homosexuality


November 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12(ANI): Germany striker Mario Gomez has urged gay footballer to come out and support homosexuality in the sport.Gomez has broken ranks with the German Football Federation and team-mates, who have ... Read more...

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Mario Gomez Urges Gay Footballers To “Come Out”


November 12th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mario Gomez, a leading German footballer has requested recently for gay players to be more open about their sexuality, and is asking for a radical re-consideration of homosexuality ... Read more...

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Mertesacker sustains eye injury, in doubt for Munich game


September 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 8 (DPA) Central defender Per Mertesacker is doubtful for Werder Bremen's Bundesliga match at champions Bayern Munich Saturday after picking up an eye injury in a Euro 2012 qualifier. The ... Read more...

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280 arrested in Brussels violence


September 4th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (DPA) Around 280 fans were arrested amid violence around Friday evening's Euro 2012 qualifying match between Belgium and Germany, the German football federation DFB said. DFB general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach ... Read more...

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Bundesliga booms despite loss of Oezil and Khedira


August 18th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 18 (DPA) The new Bundesliga season kicks off Saturday with the German league in rude health despite the loss of two of its biggest stars over the summer to ... Read more...

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Loew stays on as Germany’s coach until Euro 2012


July 20th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 20 (DPA) Joachim Loew Tuesday renewed his contract as Germany's coach until Euro 2012, less than a fortnight after leading a young and widely acclaimed team to third place ... Read more...

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Mueller wins World Cup Golden Boot, best young player (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Germany midfielder Thomas Mueller has won the Golden Boot award for top scorer at the World Cup and was also named best young player of the tournament. Mueller ... Read more...

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Mueller wins 2010 World Cup Golden Boot


July 12th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Germany midfielder Thomas Mueller has won the Golden Boot award for top scorer at the World Cup, finishing on five goals but having more assists than three ... Read more...

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German boffins teach Capello a lesson


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): German coach Joachim Low has the backing of a crack team of number-crunchers in Cologne.The German Football Federation (DfB) employ 62 top under-graduates to study every detail of ... Read more...

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Merkel to see Germany-Argentina match


June 29th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 29 (DPA) Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to travel to South Africa to watch Germany take on Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals, the government press office said Tuesday. A spokesman for ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger fit as Germany seek early progress


June 17th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 17 (DPA) Germany coach Joachim Loew has told his players he wants a victory over Serbia to avoid a must-win game in their last match against Ghana, team manager Oliver ... Read more...

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Klinsmann hopes for World Cup with heart and pride


June 7th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 7 (DPA) South Africa has every right to celebrate the World Cup in its own colourful way even if it doesn't run as smoothly as other editions, former Germany coach ... Read more...

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Germany have students doing their World Cup homework


June 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cologne (Germany), June 4 (DPA) Notes scribbled on a piece of paper and stuffed behind his shin pads helped goalkeeper Jens Lehmann become the hero when Germany beat Argentina on penalties at ... Read more...

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Injured Germany captain Ballack to miss World Cup


May 17th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 17 (DPA) Germany captain Michael Ballack will miss this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa because of an ankle injury, the German football federation (DFB) confirmed Monday. The Chelsea ... Read more...

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Germany’s Loew seeks feeling of trust over contract


May 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 11 (DPA) Germany's coach Joachim Loew says it will be "difficult" for him to stay on as national team coach after the World Cup if he feels there is not ... Read more...

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Controversial 1966 World Cup goal not legitimate, admits England’s hat-trick hero


April 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1(ANI): England's legendary 1966 World Cup winning hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst has admitted that the controversial goal in the final against West Germany, which had football fans and pundits ... Read more...

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German football federation admits poor World Cup ticket sales


January 19th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Jan 19 (DPA) The German football federation (DFB) admitted Tuesday that ticket sales for this summer's World Cup in South Africa are much lower than previously forecast. DFB general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach ... Read more...

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“Dear Robert…” German players pen letter to Enke


November 18th, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Nov 18 (DPA) Germany's players have penned a letter of farewell to goalkeeper Robert Enke who took his own life last week. In their letter, beginning "Dear Robert" and published Wednesday ... Read more...

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German football mourns death of goalkeeper Enke


November 12th, 2009 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Hanover (Germany), Nov 12 (DPA) Germany Wednesday called off a friendly international against Chile to mourn the death of national team goalkeeper Robert Enke who committed suicide Tuesday. Enke, who had been treated ... Read more...

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Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke commits suicide


November 11th, 2009 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Nov 11 (DPA) Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke has died, the president of his Bundesliga club Hanover 96 announced Tuesday. Enke's advisor Joerg Neblung confirmed Tuesday night to DPA that Enke, who died ... Read more...

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Germany book 2010 World Cup accommodation


September 9th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 9 (DPA) Captain Michael Ballack and his teammates have found their 2010 World Cup base camp in the form of a five-star hotel halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the German ... Read more...

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Klinsmann likely to return to German national football team


September 2nd, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cologne (Germany), Sep 2 (DPA) German media reported Wednesday that former national football coach Juergen Klinsmann could return to the team in time for the 2010 World Cup. Bild newspaper said ... Read more...

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Loew does not need Klinsmann’s help: German football body (Lead)


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cologne, Sep 2 (DPA) German Football Federation president Theo Zwanziger Wednesday quashed speculation that former coach Juergen Klinsmann would return to the national team. German media had earlier reported that it was ... Read more...

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German football agrees to earlier Sunday kick-off


April 24th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dusseldorf, April 24 (DPA) German football authorities agreed Friday to go ahead with a Sunday afternoon Bundesliga game from next season despite opposition from the nation's amateur game. The German Football Federation's assembly ... Read more...

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German federation expects no FIFA sanctions on Podolski


April 3rd, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, April 3 (DPA) The German football federation (DFB) believes FIFA will take no action against Lukas Podolski over a pitch altercation with captain Michael Ballack during Germany's 2-0 victory over ... Read more...

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Virus-hit Hanover must play: German football federation


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hanover, Sep 23 (DPA) The German Football Federation (DFB) turned down Hanover's application to have their German Cup match at Schalke 04 slated for Tuesday postponed after injuries and illnesses have left ... Read more...

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Ghana team manager dimisses 2006 World Cup match-fix claims


September 1st, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 1 (DPA) Ghana's team manager at the 2006 World Cup has dismissed an allegation that players were involved in fixing the result of their quarter-final match with Brazil.Anthony Baffoe, a ... Read more...

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IOA to take German expertise to improve sporting standard


August 13th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Wednesday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) in an effort to improve the sporting standard of ... Read more...

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Afghan football is back on its feet


August 7th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Smiles on the faces of Afghan footballers say it all, that the dark, grisly days of the Taliban rule are mercifully behind them. Life for them ... Read more...

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Germany deny reports of hosting Euro 2012


July 22nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Frankfurt, July 22 (DPA) The German Football Federation (DFB) Tuesday denied British media reports that the ruling body UEFA has been in contact over Germany possibly replacing Ukraine as a Poland's co-host ... Read more...

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German football to extend contract with Loew


June 29th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Vienna, June 27 (Xinhua) German Football Federation (DFB) president Theo Zwanziger said they would like to extend their contract with coach Joachim Loew. After taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2006 ... Read more...

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More domestic violence feared in Austria during Euro (Football Snippets)


May 10th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by admin
DPA Vienna, May 10 (DPA) Domestic violence could rise sharply during the European Football Championships in June, fears Doris Bures, Austria's minister for women's affairs. Frustration and increased alcohol consumption would drive up ... Read more...

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