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Chelsea not desperate for Torres: Ancelotti


January 29th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that making an offer to Fernando Torres does not make the club desperate for the ace striker.Denying suggestions that he ... 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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Beckenbauer backs Ballack as captain


August 14th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 14 (DPA) Germany's playing great Franz Beckenbauer says Michael Ballack should remain national team captain. Beckenbauer, writing in his column for Bild newspaper Saturday, said it was not Ballack's fault ... 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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German football hit by ‘bunch of gays’ storm


July 14th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, July 14(ANI): Injured German skipper Michael Ballack's agent has sparked a controversy by reportedly launching a bizarre attack on the national team by branding some unnamed players a "bunch of gays".Michael ... Read more...

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Loew is proud of his team but leaves his future open


July 11th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Erasmia (South Africa), July 11 (DPA) Joachim Loew expressed immense pride in his Germany World Cup team Sunday but left it open whether he will continue as coach. Germany finished third the ... Read more...

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‘No power struggle,’ Lahm says of captaincy claim


July 8th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (DPA) German defender Philipp Lahm said his wish to retain the captaincy of the national football team was "no attack" on team-mate Michael Ballack, who skippered the side before ... Read more...

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Ballack should quit as Germany played better without him: Matthaus


July 8th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 8(ANI): German football legend Lothar Matthaus has said that injured skipper Michael Ballack should consider quitting international football.Matthaus's comments comes after an 'inexperienced' German squad reached the semi-finals ... Read more...

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Ballack will not join Germany captaincy debate


July 7th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 7 (DPA) Michael Ballack will not be drawn into a row on the future Germany captain after Philipp Lahm challenged him for the job beyond the World Cup. "I don't ... Read more...

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Ballack ousted from team camp after rift with Lahm


July 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 7 (ANI): Injured German skipper Michael Ballack has been ousted from the team's World Cup camp after a massive rift with current incumbent Philipp Lahm.The ex-Chelsea star faces ... Read more...

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Captaincy row threatens German harmony, World Cup chances


July 6th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, July 6 (DPA) A row over the captaincy of the German national team threatens to torpedo the harmony within the side as the three-time champion takes on Spain in the semifinals ... Read more...

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Captaincy debate untimely: German manager


July 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Erasmia (South Africa), July 6 (DPA) German team manager Oliver Bierhoff said Tuesday the debate about the German captaincy between Philipp Lahm and Michael Ballack was untimely and unnecessary in the build-up ... Read more...

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Ballack’s newest pain - being a spectator


July 5th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Erasmia, South Africa, July 5 (DPA) Germany's injured captain, Michael Ballack, is going through a whole new bout of pain at the 2010 World Cup - watching the team as a spectator. "It ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger wins Man of the Match award


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 3 (DPA) Bastian Schweinsteiger won FIFA Man of the Match after he inspired Germany to a scintillating 4-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup here Saturday. Schweinsteiger has filled ... Read more...

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Germany have history on their side


June 17th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (DPA) Injured German captain Michael Ballack Wednesday praised his team-mates at the World Cup and recommended them as an example for England. Ballack, 33, said in his column for ... Read more...

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Germany youngsters seek to impress against Australia


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Durban, June 12 (DPA) A young German national team will seek to overcome Sunday the absence of captain Michael Ballack when they make their debut in Group D of the ... Read more...

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Germans look to midfield artist formerly known as Schweini


June 11th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) If Germany win the World Cup, thank a Dutchman. Without Louis van Gaal, youngsters Thomas Mueller and Holger Badstuber would not be in South Africa. And Bastian Schweinsteiger, ... Read more...

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Cup absentees: Ronaldinho sulks, Ballack on holiday


June 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna, South Africa, June 11 (DPA) Jack beats the steering wheel hard as his taxi veers across the street twice. "It is really bad that Ronaldinho is not coming to South ... Read more...

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Ballack: From swinging London to the German provinces?


June 10th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 10 (DPA) Bundesliga clubs from Schalke to Wolfsburg have been linked with Michael Ballack as the English media reported that the Germany captain was no longer wanted at Chelsea. As ... Read more...

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Germany ready, confident ahead of World Cup


June 9th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 9 (DPA) German national team coach Joachim Loew said Wednesday that his side is fully prepared and confident heading into its opening match of the 2010 World Cup football ... Read more...

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Ballack, Cole released by Chelsea


June 9th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (DPA) German international Michael Ballack and England midfielder Joe Cole will be leaving Chelsea after the English club decided against renewing its contracts with the duo. "We were unable ... Read more...

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Ballack says Germany just can’t wait to waylay World Cup rivals England


June 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Injured German skipper Michael Ballack has said that his team is dreaming of a second round tie with England in the 2010 World Cup.England can face their old ... Read more...

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Nigeria’s Mikel out of World Cup


June 5th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 5 (DPA) Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi Saturday was ruled out of the World Cup due and will be replaced by Brown Ideye from French side Sochaux. However, ... Read more...

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Premier League rules World Cup pitches


June 5th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 5 (DPA) England leads the way again as the Premier League supplies the most players for the World Cup in South Africa that kicks off on Friday. The Premier League ... Read more...

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Loew to reveal thinking in final test for Germany


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, June 2 (DPA) German coach Joachim Loew is likely to field his strongest team in a last match Thursday before the football World Cup but will also use the encounter ... Read more...

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World Cup ball is kicked about with epithets


May 31st, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dusseldorf, May 31 (DPA) The world's best footballers are far from impressed with the World Cup ball, with the verdict ranging from terrible to useless. The most damning statements on the "Jabulani" ... Read more...

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England needs to be ‘psychological prepared’ for World Cup glory: Ballack


May 29th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29(ANI): Chelsea's German ace Michael Ballack believes that England has the potential to win next month's World Cup in South Africa, but said that every single member of the ... Read more...

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A young German team is one of the favourites (Group D team profile)


May 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 29 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany impressed many at the 2006 World Cup with a young team. Now that group of players who finished third is joined by a ... Read more...

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Lahm to skipper Germany at World Cup; Neuer is keeper


May 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Appiano (Italy), May 28 (DPA) Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm will be the youngest-ever German World Cup captain when he leads the national team at the World Cup beginning next month ... Read more...

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Mourinho plans 50 million pound Chelsea raid for Real Madrid


May 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid, May 26(ANI): Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho, who is expected to be named Real Madrid manager within the week, has told the Spanish club to make a 50 million pound ... Read more...

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Ballack’s absence is not an advanatge for Socceroos, says Cahill


May 19th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 19 (IANS) Australian soccer star Tim Cahill feels that the absence of German captain Michael Ballack will not be an added advantage for the Socceroos in the World cup. Australia ... Read more...

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Chelsea, Barcelona compete for Torres


May 18th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Chelsea is facing strong competition from Barcelona in signing on Liverpool striker Fernando Torres."The Blues are expected to make a massive 50 million pounds move for ... 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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Ballack wants new Chelsea deal before FIFA World Cup


May 12th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): German football star and skipper Michael Ballack wants a new Chelsea contract sorted out before next month's FIFA World Cup.According to The Sun, Ballack, 33, is a ... Read more...

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Anelka all set to stay at Chelsea for another two years


May 6th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka is all set to stay at Chelsea for another two years after getting an extension to his existing contract after the FA Cup ... Read more...

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