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Nov 29, 2014

Soccer-Record-equalling Bayern storm 10 points clear

BERLIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich scraped past Hertha Berlin 1-0 courtesy of an Arjen Robben goal to stretch their lead at the top of the table to 10 points and equal a Bundesliga record for goals conceded after 13 games.

The champions never hit top form but hardly needed to because they were up against a toothless Hertha who rarely ventured out of their half.

Nov 28, 2014

German DFB chief Niersbach to run for FIFA ExCo spot

BERLIN (Reuters) – German FA (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach will run for membership at world soccer governing body FIFA’s executive committee next year to replace outgoing European Theo Zwanziger, he said on Friday.

Niersbach, who has been critical of both FIFA’s handling of an ethics report on corruption for the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup as well as picking Qatar for 2022, said Germany should keep its voice in the powerful decision-making body.

Nov 28, 2014

Soccer-German DFB chief Niersbach to run for FIFA ExCo spot

BERLIN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – German FA (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach will run for membership at world soccer governing body FIFA’s executive committee next year to replace outgoing European Theo Zwanziger, he said on Friday.

Niersbach, who has been critical of both FIFA’s handling of an ethics report on corruption for the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup as well as picking Qatar for 2022, said Germany should keep its voice in the powerful decision-making body.

Nov 28, 2014

2015 European Games to succeed despite athletics gap

BERLIN (Reuters) – Next year’s inaugural European Games have generated unexpected media interest, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said on Friday, despite a complete lack of top track and field athletes from the $1 billion event.

The Azeri capital Baku will host the first continental Games next June, luring top athletes in some sports with 11 direct or indirect qualifiers for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

Nov 27, 2014

Former German champions bank on new coaches for survival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Three former Bundesliga champions are hoping a change in coach can lift them out of the relegation dogfight with VfB Stuttgart the latest to replace their manager as they seek to stop their freefall.

Stuttgart, who won the title in 2007, are bottom of the standings and will take on Freiburg with Huub Stevens back in charge after helping them avoid relegation last season.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Former German champions bank on new coaches for survival

BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Three former Bundesliga champions are hoping a change in coach can lift them out of the relegation dogfight with VfB Stuttgart the latest to replace their manager as they seek to stop their freefall.

Stuttgart, who won the title in 2007, are bottom of the standings and will take on Freiburg with Huub Stevens back in charge after helping them avoid relegation last season.

Nov 27, 2014

Dortmund need results, not perfect football – Klopp

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund can play far better than they did in their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday and the team needs to learn that results are more important than “perfect football”, coach Juergen Klopp said.

The Germans squandered their first chance to secure top spot in Champions League Group D when they lost in London — their first defeat in the tournament this season — but are still in the driving seat on 12 points after five matches.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund need results, not perfect football – Klopp

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund can play far better than they did in their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday and the team needs to learn that results are more important than “perfect football”, coach Juergen Klopp said.

The Germans squandered their first chance to secure top spot in Champions League Group D when they lost in London — their first defeat in the tournament this season — but are still in the driving seat on 12 points after five matches.

Nov 26, 2014

Bayern eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August.

Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their trip to Manchester but were 2-1 ahead and still in control of the contest until the 85th minute despite playing with 10 men for most of the match.

Nov 26, 2014

Soccer-Bayern eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester

BERLIN, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August.

Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their trip to Manchester but were 2-1 ahead and still in control of the contest until the 85th minute despite playing with 10 men for most of the match.

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