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Aug 21, 2014

Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

Aug 20, 2014

Booming Bundesliga to ride World Cup wave into 2014/15

BERLIN (Reuters) – The booming Bundesliga can expect another bumper season in 2014/15 with the world’s attention focussed firmly on Germany following their World Cup victory in Brazil.

The German top division has been growing in terms of spectators and finances for years with the trend set to continue into the new season that starts on Friday.

Aug 20, 2014

Bayern race to get fit as Dortmund prepare title tilt

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich and arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund look set to slug it out once again for the German league title when the season starts on Friday.

Both have strengthened their squads with key transfers and the pair lead the betting by a big margin over the other clubs.

Aug 20, 2014

Soccer-Bayern race to get fit as Dortmund prepare title tilt

BERLIN, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich and arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund look set to slug it out once again for the German league title when the season starts on Friday.

Both have strengthened their squads with key transfers and the pair lead the betting by a big margin over the other clubs.

Aug 20, 2014

Soccer-Booming Bundesliga to ride World Cup wave into 2014/15

BERLIN, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The booming Bundesliga can expect another bumper season in 2014/15 with the world’s attention focussed firmly on Germany following their World Cup victory in Brazil.

The German top division has been growing in terms of spectators and finances for years with the trend set to continue into the new season that starts on Friday.

Aug 17, 2014

Holders Bayern make winning start in German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Injury-hit Bayern Munich crushed third-tier Preussen Muenster 4-1 away on Sunday to bounce back from their midweek Super Cup defeat and launch a successful defence of their German Cup title.

Despite missing half a dozen key players through injury, including Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern were eager to make amends for Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Aug 17, 2014

Soccer-Holders Bayern make winning start in German Cup

BERLIN, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Injury-hit Bayern Munich crushed third-tier Preussen Muenster 4-1 away on Sunday to bounce back from their midweek Super Cup defeat and launch a successful defence of their German Cup title.

Despite missing half a dozen key players through injury, including Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern were eager to make amends for Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Aug 15, 2014

German Mertesacker quits international stage

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany centre half Per Mertesacker, a member of the World Cup-winning squad in Brazil last month, has quit the international arena in order to focus on club football.

The 29-year-old Arsenal player becomes the third squad member to retire since the end of the World Cup following captain Philipp Lahm and record goalscorer Miroslav Klose.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-German Mertesacker quits international stage

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Germany centre half Per Mertesacker, a member of the World Cup-winning squad in Brazil last month, has quit the international arena in order to focus on club football.

The 29-year-old Arsenal player becomes the third squad member to retire since the end of the World Cup following captain Philipp Lahm and record goalscorer Miroslav Klose.

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