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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.

Aug 15, 2014

European Games must be Olympics springboard – Baku 2015 chief

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The European Games, starting from the inaugural event in Azerbaijan next year, must become a springboard for the Olympics with athletes attracted by qualification opportunities, the head of the Baku 2015 European Games said on Friday.

Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg, formerly the British Olympic Association’s first chief executive, told Reuters in an interview that offering Olympic qualification was a key to establishing the event in a crowded global sports calendar.

Aug 12, 2014

No more signings for Bayern, says coach Guardiola

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday’s German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.

Last season’s domestic double winners, seeking revenge for last year’s defeat by Dortmund in the same game, will be without injured defender Rafinha and winger Franck Ribery is doubtful.

Aug 12, 2014

Soccer-No more signings for Bayern, says coach Guardiola

BERLIN, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday’s German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.

Last season’s domestic double winners, seeking revenge for last year’s defeat by Dortmund in the same game, will be without injured defender Rafinha and winger Franck Ribery is doubtful.

Aug 11, 2014

Germany striker Klose retires from national team

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who capped a record-breaking career with the national team by winning the World Cup last month, has retired from international football.

Poland-born Klose, who scored twice in the tournament in Brazil to become the competition’s record goal scorer of all time with 16 goals, said the time was right to end a 13-year career with the German national team.

Aug 11, 2014

Soccer-Germany striker Klose retires from national team

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who capped a record-breaking career with the national team by winning the World Cup last month, has retired from international football.

Poland-born Klose, who scored twice in the tournament in Brazil to become the competition’s record goal scorer of all time with 16 goals, said the time was right to end a 13-year career with the German national team.

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