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Is this best Germany XI left at home?

Mario Götze and Andre Schürrle combined to lift Germany to their fourth World Cup triumph four years ago, but they’ll watch the 2018 showpiece from home. As if Germany’s sheer strength in depth wasn’t abundantly obvious already, just look at the players that haven’t even made Löw’s provisional 27-man squad. …

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Germany star missed three calls from Joachim Löw

Nils Petersen has said he missed three calls from Germany manager Joachim Löw before realising he had been included in the reigning champions’ preliminary FIFA World Cup squad. Petersen, 29, was a surprise inclusion in the selection that was revealed last week, earning a place ahead of Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner – who has since retired …

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Martinez set to sign for Inter

Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez has arrived at Inter’s headquarters to sign his contract. The Argentinian youngster flew in to Italy yesterday to finally complete his move, and had a medical this morning. In the past hour Martinez, accompanied by former Nerazzurri striker Diego Milito, has arrived at the club’s …

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WORLD CUP 2018: Chances of winning (%)

We’re less than a month away from the biggest sporting competitions in the world. The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14 as host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. Germany will try to become just the second team in World Cup history to win the tournament back-to-back, while doing …

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Five Bayern stars join Germany

Germany head coach Joachim Löw has all his Bayern pros at his disposal: Niklas Süle, Mats Hummels, Thomas Müller, Jérôme Boateng and Joshua Kimmich arrived at Germany’s Eppan training base on Friday. Manuel Neuer and Sebastian Rudy had arrived on Wednesday. The players will complete their first squad training session …

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