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Argentina name 23-man selection for the 2018 World Cup

Argentina’s World Cup roster features a number of the usual suspects, particularly up front, but Serie A’s top goalscorer has been surprisingly left off the list of 23. Manager Jorge Sampaoli’s squad was made official on Monday, which includes the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain. The …

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Referee stands by decision to deny penalty

Referee Felix Zwayer has told kicker he stands by his decision to deny Bayern Munich a penalty and a last-ditch chance to equalise in their 3-1 DFB Pokal Final defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt. With Bayern trailing 2-1 in the final minute of added time, Eintracht’s Kevin-Prince Boateng appeared to foul …

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Two reasons why Thomas Tuchel turned down Bayern

Thomas Tuchel turned down Bayern’s offer to succeed Jupp Heynckes next season. Instead, he chose to succeed Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain. The former Borussia Dortmund boss was regarded as the main candidate to take over at Bayern. There were two reasons why Tuchel rejected Bayern Firstly, Tuchel did not …

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David Alaba urges Bayern to make changes

David Alaba has told Bayern they must make changes if they are to improve next season. Bayern won an unprecedented sixth successive Bundesliga title last term, but were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid in the semi-finals and suffered a surprise DFB Cup final loss to Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. …

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Germany have announced squad numbers for World Cup preparation

Germany have announced their squad numbers for World Cup preparation. Neuer has retained the number one jersey in the Germany squad for matches against Austria and Saudi Arabia ahead of their World Cup defence. The players handed numbers higher than 23 – the size of final World Cup squads – …

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Felix Zwayer: I stand by my decision

Bayern were denied a late penalty in the cup final, and the club’s future boss admitted the winners were fortunate. “Kevin went to clear the ball but hit his foot,” Kovac told ARD . “I think we were lucky. It was a penalty kick.” But two days after the DFB Pokal final, …

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Real Madrid set to sign Bundesliga star

Champions League finalists Real Madrid are on the verge of completing their first summer signing, with midfielder Omar Mascarell reportedly set to make the move to the Bernabeu. Real Madrid are set to complete their first signing of the summer in the form of midfielder Omar Mascarell from Eintracht Frankfurt, …

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Peter Herman undecided about his future at Bayern

Jupp Heynckes’s assistant coach Peter Hermann is still deciding whether he will stay and work alongside Niko Kovac. Peter Hermann, isn’t known for being outspoken and seldom gives interviews. Fortunately, though, Jupp Heynckes’s right-hand man agreed to sit down with Kicker to discuss his return to Bayern after separate stings at Schalke, …

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Germany squad numbers hint at World Cup good news for Neuer, Sule may miss out

Pre-World Cup squad numbers for Germany suggest Manuel Neuer will travel but Kevin Trapp, Niklas Sule and Nils Petersen may miss out. Germany have announced their squad numbers for World Cup preparation, which could indicate good news for Bayern Munich and national team captain Manuel Neuer. The goalkeeper has not …

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BILD reveal when Bayern could sign Leon Bailey

Bild’s latest update on potential summer transfers (reported by TZ) claims that Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey will be a target for the German champions only after the upcoming season. At present, Bayern Munich have a rich squad, as described by the executives, since Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry will be joining the team, and there …

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