Reuters Soccer Blog

Hamburg fail to relish taste of success

May 26, 2009

Now that the Bundesliga is done and dusted and Wolfsburg are deserved champions, one should spare a thought for Hamburg SV who until a few weeks ago were in the running for three trophies. They ended up with none.

What now for wondrous Wolfsburg?

May 20, 2009

Wolfsburg are only 90 minutes away from winning their first German championship and they have equalled or broken several records in achieving that.

Hoffenheim’s Cinderella story turns sour

May 1, 2009

Having seen the changes at the top of the Bundesliga in the past few months you cannot help but feel sorry for newcomers Hoffenheim, who have played some of the most exciting football this season.

Lehmann on brink of Germany comeback?

April 24, 2009

When former Germany keeper Jens Lehmann said earlier this month he wants to play at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, many said it was just another provocative statement by the 39-year-old at the twilight of his career.

Is Jens Lehmann for real?

April 14, 2009

Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is no stranger to controversy. But in recent weeks he has stirred up a debate despite being in the twilight of his playing days.

Is Wolfsburg’s Magath living in denial?

March 23, 2009

Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath was asked two weeks ago, after his team won their fifth consecutive league match, whether they could become German champions

Bundesliga could lose top players for next term

March 19, 2009

What a Bundesliga season! Exciting, fast-paced and at least five teams in the running for the title and believe it or not, Bayern are not top of the table.

Even Bundesliga billionaires consider salary cap

March 11, 2009

The credit crunch is biting into German soccer, with teams starting to consider the idea of salary caps to further reduce annual running costs.

There’s only one Michael Ballack..

November 20, 2008

Like political pundits on local election night, football reporters can’tĀ help reading too much into the results of international friendlies.

Another meaningless friendly? Well, not quite…

November 19, 2008

Germany’s friendly against England at the Olympiastadion later on Wednesday will have the feel of a B international, given the absence of so many familiar players.