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Mar 30, 2015

Soccer-Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

March 30 (Reuters) – World Cup winners Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their current period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew has said.

The Germans drew 2-2 in a friendly against Asian champions Australia on Wednesday before a 2-0 victory at Georgia in a Euro qualifier on Sunday.

Mar 27, 2015

Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues

BERLIN (Reuters) – Beijing’s Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event.

The bid’s Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues.

Mar 27, 2015

Olympics-Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues

BERLIN, March 27 (Reuters) – Beijing’s Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event.

The bid’s Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues.

Mar 26, 2015

New kid on the block as European sports championships launched for 2018

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) – The European sports championships, a new multi-sports event planned for 2018, will aim to establish itself as an attractive continent concept, officials said on Thursday, as a clash with the European Games looks inevitable.

The European sports championships will combine the continental competitions for rowing, triathlon, swimming athletics and cycling into a 12-day event held in Scotland and Berlin.

Mar 26, 2015

Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will be more focussed when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday.

Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng against Australia and the lack of quality on the pitch showed at times as the bold Asian champions narrowly missed out on a shock win.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) – Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday.

Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng against Australia and the lack of quality on the pitch showed at times as the bold Asian champions narrowly missed out on a shock win.

Mar 22, 2015

Gladbach stage sensation with 2-0 win at Bayern

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Raffael scored twice to secure a shock 2-0 win at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who suffered their first home league loss in almost a year.

The Brazilian beat keeper Manuel Neuer with a half-volley against the run of play and added a second in the 77th on the break as the Bavarians were caught searching for an equaliser as Gladbach stay on track for a Champions League spot.

Mar 22, 2015

Soccer-Gladbach stage sensation with 2-0 win at Bayern

BERLIN, March 22 (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Raffael scored twice to secure a shock 2-0 win at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who suffered their first home league loss in almost a year.

The Brazilian beat keeper Manuel Neuer with a half-volley against the run of play and added a second in the 77th on the break as the Bavarians were caught searching for an equaliser as Gladbach stay on track for a Champions League spot.

Mar 19, 2015

German clubs’ Euro exit no cause for panic, say officials

BERLIN (Reuters) – German football officials have played down the failure by three out of four Bundesliga clubs to advance past the Champions League round of 16 but said success should never be taken for granted even months after the country won the World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund joined Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 out of the Europe’s premier competition on Wednesday after a 5-1 aggregate loss to Juventus.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-German clubs’ Euro exit no cause for panic, say officials

BERLIN, March 19 (Reuters) – German football officials have played down the failure by three out of four Bundesliga clubs to advance past the Champions League round of 16 but said success should never be taken for granted even months after the country won the World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund joined Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 out of the Europe’s premier competition on Wednesday after a 5-1 aggregate loss to Juventus.

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