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Sep 15, 2014

Soccer-Bayern face injury problems ahead of Man City game

Sept 15 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are struggling with fitness and injury problems ahead of their Champions League group opener against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Dutchman Arjen Robben is doubtful after missing training on Sunday with a knee problem and fellow winger Franck Ribery made his season debut on Saturday, coming on as a substitute and scoring in the 2-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.

Sep 15, 2014

Shinji-mania grips Dortmund ahead of Arsenal clash

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.

The 2013 Champions League runners-up host Arsenal on Tuesday after the two sides were drawn together in the group stage for the second season in a row.

Sep 15, 2014

Soccer-Shinji-mania grips Dortmund ahead of Arsenal clash

Sept 15 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.

The 2013 Champions League runners-up host Arsenal on Tuesday after the two sides were drawn together in the group stage for the second season in a row.

Sep 13, 2014

‘Lost son’ Kagawa scores on Dortmund return

BERLIN (Reuters) – Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Champions Bayern Munich beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0, with Frenchman Franck Ribery scoring on his season debut as they prepare for their Champions League match against Manchester City next week.

Sep 13, 2014

Soccer-’Lost son’ Kagawa scores on Dortmund return

BERLIN, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Champions Bayern Munich beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0, with Frenchman Franck Ribery scoring on his season debut as they prepare for their Champions League match against Manchester City next week.

Sep 12, 2014

Run against Blatter or shut up, Dortmund CEO says

BERLIN (Reuters) – Opponents of FIFA President Sepp Blatter should run against him instead of merely criticising his decision to go for another term at the helm of world soccer’s governing body, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Friday.

Watzke also told Reuters in an interview it would be best not to hold the 2022 World Cup in the desert state of Qatar.

Sep 12, 2014

Debt-free Dortmund to fund growth after cash injection

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund will be debt-free by the end of the year and flexible to fund growth on and off the pitch after a 114 million euro (90 million pounds) capital increase was completed on Wednesday, said club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up, who almost went broke in 2005, got the considerable cash injection and saw sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna buy a stake in the traditional German club.

Sep 12, 2014

Hamburg plans consecutive bids for compact Olympic Games

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s port city of Hamburg, bidding to become the nation’s choice for a 2024 Olympic Games candidacy, is hoping its concept of “pedestrian and bicycle” Games will help win the nod, the city’s sports chief Michael Neumann said.

The Hamburg Senator in charge of domestic affairs and sports who is one of the leaders of the northern German city’s bid, told Reuters in an interview on Friday there would be two consecutive bids should the first for 2024 fail.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Run against Blatter or shut up, Dortmund CEO says

BERLIN, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Opponents of FIFA President Sepp Blatter should run against him instead of merely criticising his decision to go for another term at the helm of world soccer’s governing body, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Friday.

Watzke also told Reuters in an interview it would be best not to hold the 2022 World Cup in the desert state of Qatar.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Debt-free Dortmund to fund growth after cash injection

BERLIN, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund will be debt-free by the end of the year and flexible to fund growth on and off the pitch after a 114 million euro ($147 million) capital increase was completed on Wednesday, said club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up, who almost went broke in 2005, got the considerable cash injection and saw sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna buy a stake in the traditional German club.

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