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Mar 13, 2015

Germany coach Loew extends contract to 2018

BERLIN (Reuters) – Joachim Loew has extended his contract as Germany coach by two years to July 2018 and will oversee the holders’ bid for a second consecutive World Cup triumph.

“I am delighted that Joachim Loew will stay until the 2018 World Cup as our national team coach,” DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach on Friday.

Mar 13, 2015

Soccer-Germany coach Loew extends contract to 2018

BERLIN, March 13 (Reuters) – Joachim Loew has extended his contract as Germany coach by two years to July 2018 and will oversee the holders’ bid for a second consecutive World Cup triumph.

“I am delighted that Joachim Loew will stay until the 2018 World Cup as our national team coach,” DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach on Friday.

Mar 12, 2015

In-form Werder demand respect for Bayern clash

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Resurgent Werder Bremen have set the stage for a fiery North-South derby against Bayern Munich on Saturday, accusing their opponents of benefiting from favourable referee decisions.

Werder have won six of their last eight games to climb out of the relegation zone and into European contention but sports director Thomas Eichin warned his players to be especially vigilant against the Bavarians.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-In-form Werder demand respect for Bayern clash

March 12 (Reuters) – Resurgent Werder Bremen have set the stage for a fiery North-South derby against Bayern Munich on Saturday, accusing their opponents of benefiting from favourable referee decisions.

Werder have won six of their last eight games to climb out of the relegation zone and into European contention but sports director Thomas Eichin warned his players to be especially vigilant against the Bavarians.

Mar 12, 2015

Bayern dream of home final after record-equalling win

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich could be forgiven for sneaking a peek towards the Champions League final in Berlin in June after their 7-0 destruction of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday sent them through to the last eight.

The five-time European champions, who last won in 2013 and also played in the 2010 and 2012 finals, were in a class of their own as they equalled the biggest win in knockout stage history of the Champions League.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Bayern dream of home final after record-equalling win

March 12 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich could be forgiven for sneaking a peek towards the Champions League final in Berlin in June after their 7-0 destruction of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday sent them through to the last eight.

The five-time European champions, who last won in 2013 and also played in the 2010 and 2012 finals, were in a class of their own as they equalled the biggest win in knockout stage history of the Champions League.

Mar 10, 2015

IOC ‘shocked’ by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday mourned the death of three French sports stars, including two Olympic medalists, in a helicopter accident during the filming of a reality show.

Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, bronze medal list boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday.

Mar 10, 2015

Hamburg ahead of Berlin in local support for 2024

BERLIN (Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg has edged ahead of capital Berlin in their head-to-head race for the German candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, recording stronger local support in a poll, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Hamburg has 64 percent of local residents in favor of a Games candidacy while just over one in two Berliners (55 percent) showed support for an Olympic bid.

Mar 10, 2015

Olympics-Hamburg ahead of Berlin in local support for 2024

BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg has edged ahead of capital Berlin in their head-to-head race for the German candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, recording stronger local support in a poll, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Hamburg has 64 percent of local residents in favour of a Games candidacy while just over one in two Berliners (55 percent) showed support for an Olympic bid.

Mar 10, 2015

Bayern ready for ‘final’ against Shakhtar

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich go into their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday knowing the game will make or break their season.

Bayern are runaway Bundesliga leaders and also reached the German Cup quarter-finals last week, but anything short of lifting Europe’s biggest club crown will be considered a failure for Germany’s wealthiest team.

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