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Jun 10, 2015

U.S. stun Germany with late goal to win 2-1

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – The United States beat World Cup winners Germany 2-1 thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Bobby Wood in an entertaining international friendly on Wednesday.

Mario Goetze put Germany in front in the 12th minute, with the hosts dominating much of the first half but wasting a raft of chances.

Jun 10, 2015

Soccer-U.S. stun Germany with late goal to win 2-1

COLOGNE, Germany, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States beat World Cup winners Germany 2-1 thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Bobby Wood in an entertaining international friendly on Wednesday.

Mario Goetze put Germany in front in the 12th minute, with the hosts dominating much of the first half but wasting a raft of chances.

Jun 9, 2015

Watch out for improving U.S. team, says Germany coach Loew

BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States have improved all aspects of their game in the last few years and have become a force to be reckoned with, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday at a news conference with U.S. counterpart Juergen Klinsmann.

Loew, whose side face the U.S. in a friendly on Wednesday, said he was impressed with the courage and mental strength that Klinsmann’s side showed in their come-from-behind win against the Netherlands on Friday as well as their tactical play.

Jun 9, 2015

Soccer-Watch out for improving U.S. team, says Germany coach Loew

BERLIN, June 9 (Reuters) – The United States have improved all aspects of their game in the last few years and have become a force to be reckoned with, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday at a news conference with U.S. counterpart Juergen Klinsmann.

Loew, whose side face the U.S. in a friendly on Wednesday, said he was impressed with the courage and mental strength that Klinsmann’s side showed in their come-from-behind win against the Netherlands on Friday as well as their tactical play.

Jun 8, 2015

Moderate head of powerful German union steps down unexpectedly

BERLIN, June 8 (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s powerful
IG Metall union unexpectedly announced his resignation on
Monday, after just 19 months in the job.

Detlef Wetzel nominated his deputy, Joerg Hofmann, as his
replacement. He also nominated board member Christiane Benner to
be Hofmann’s chief deputy, which would make her the first woman
to rise near the top of a major German union.

Jun 7, 2015

Juve upbeat despite record sixth European Cup final loss

BERLIN (Reuters) – Juventus may have become the only club to lose six European Cup finals but they took heart from pushing Barcelona to the limit in Saturday’s riveting final and restoring the honour of Italian football, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

“More than anything else we come out of this final with greater self-esteem, greater confidence and greater awareness of what we can do,” a remarkably upbeat Allegri said after Juve lost 3-1 in their first Champions league final since 2003.

Jun 6, 2015

Soccer-Juve upbeat despite record sixth European Cup final loss

BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Juventus may have become the only club to lose six European Cup finals but they took heart from pushing Barcelona to the limit in Saturday’s riveting final and restoring the honour of Italian football, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

“More than anything else we come out of this final with greater self-esteem, greater confidence and greater awareness of what we can do,” a remarkably upbeat Allegri said after Juve lost 3-1 in their first Champions league final since 2003.

Jun 6, 2015

Blatter should leave now – Germany’s soccer boss

BERLIN (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter should step aside quickly so that world soccer’s governing body can move forward with urgently needed reforms, the head of Germany’s football association (DFB) said on Saturday.

In an interview with Reuters, DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said it was also essential for FIFA to rigorously clear up the bribery allegations and for a new FIFA leadership to implement sweeping reforms to restore lost credibility.

Jun 6, 2015

Blatter should leave now – Germany’s football boss

BERLIN (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter should step aside quickly so that world football’s governing body can move forward with urgently needed reforms, the head of Germany’s football association (DFB) said on Saturday.

In an interview with Reuters, DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said it was also essential for FIFA to rigorously clear up the bribery allegations and for a new FIFA leadership to implement sweeping reforms to restore lost credibility.

Jun 6, 2015

Soccer-Blatter should leave now – Germany’s soccer boss

BERLIN, June 6 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter should step aside quickly so that world soccer’s governing body can move forward with urgently needed reforms, the head of Germany’s football association (DFB) said on Saturday.

In an interview with Reuters, DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said it was also essential for FIFA to rigorously clear up the bribery allegations and for a new FIFA leadership to implement sweeping reforms to restore lost credibility.

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      "Erik Kirschbaum is based in Berlin. He has been covering politics, economics, entertainment and sport in Germany since 1989 from Frankfurt, Bonn and Berlin. He also has worked for Reuters in Vienna. Previously, he also worked for newspapers in Connecticut, Wisconsin and Nevada. He has also written two books."
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