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Andre Silva aware of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rumours as Eintracht Frankfurt striker sets his own fee
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Andre Silva aware of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rumours as Eintracht Frankfurt striker sets his own fee

The in-form Portugal international is said to be attracting interest from across Europe, with transfer talk being welcomed ahead of the summer window In-form Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva has “heard rumours” linking him with Manchester United and Atletico Madrid and has speculated on what his possible asking price could be. The Portugal international has 20 goals to his name this season in just 23 appearances, to go with the 16 he hit in 2019-20 after moving to Germany on an initial loan agreement. His exploits have not gone unnoticed, and the 25-year-old is embracing the speculation that surrounds him.
Manchester City Set Away Wins Record With Champions League Triumph Over Borussia Monchengladbach
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Manchester City Set Away Wins Record With Champions League Triumph Over Borussia Monchengladbach

Pep Guardiola's side has now won 12 consecutive matches away from the Etihad, setting an English record Manchester City's dominance away from home continued on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola's side took down Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus fired the goals, leading the way in a 2-0 win for the Premier League leaders. The victory moves Manchester City one step closer to the quarter-final round of the Champions League as they continue their bid for a first-ever triumph in the competition.
23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe’s biggest haul
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23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe’s biggest haul

Germany and Belgium have seized 23 tonnes of cocaine in the biggest-ever haul of the drug in Europe, German customs said on Wednesday. "The enormous amount of cocaine would have brought in several billion euros (dollars) in street sales," the customs office said in a statement. German officers had discovered 16 tonnes of cocaine hidden in containers from Paraguay at the port of Hamburg on February 12. Joint investigations into the stash with Dutch officers led authorities to swoop on another 7.2 tonnes in cocaine at the port of Antwerp in Belgium, German customs said. A 28-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in the Netherlands in connection with both the German and Dutch hauls totalling 23 tonnes, it added. Customs officers at the busy port in Hamburg had decided to take a ...
Bayern Munich Youngster Jamal Musiala Has Chosen To Represent Germany Ahead Of England
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Bayern Munich Youngster Jamal Musiala Has Chosen To Represent Germany Ahead Of England

  It was a night to remember for Bayern Munich's 17-year-old prodigy Jamal Musiala. The Stuttgart-born midfielder, born in February 2003, became the youngest English player to score in the Champions League on Tuesday night as the Bundesliga side knocked four past Lazio in the round of 16 tie. It was a pretty decent finish, as well. Musiala's efforts will come as no surprise to Bayern fans who have watched him flourish in recent months. Since the teenager made his senior debut in a 3-1 victory over SC Freiburg in June 2020 - where he became the youngest player to play for Bayern in the Bundesliga - he has made 16 appearances for the Bavarians, scoring three times. As a reward for his fine form, Hansi Flick decided to hand the youngster his first start in the Champions Le...
What Chelsea Have Done to Me – Timo Werner
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What Chelsea Have Done to Me – Timo Werner

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner, has admitted that he has been humbled by the difficulties he has had to face at the club since joining last summer. The German admitted that his struggles at Stamford Bridge have brought him down to earth. Werner said he can no longer be considered a “super striker”. The forward joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig for a fee of £47.5 which means that much was expected of him but he has so far failed to live up to that hefty price tag. The Germany international knows he has fallen short of expectations in his first few months with the Blues. “At the beginning, I had this self-image that I can go on doing my thing here, but in the last few months I have been brought down to earth. It’s the way in England that you never have a quiet game,” ...
Russia expels European diplomats for joining nationwide protests against opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s arrest
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Russia expels European diplomats for joining nationwide protests against opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed this week after returning from Germany where he was receiving treatment for nerve agent poisoning. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in protests in support of Putin critic, Alexei Navalny across Russia on 23 and 31 January. Thousands were arrested and jailed. The Russian foreign ministry has now said the three diplomats who were expelled took part in "illegal demonstrations" on 23 January. The diplomats' home countries, Germany, Poland, Sweden including the UK, France and the EU have condemned the expulsions. The expulsions were announced just a few hours after EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell met Russian For...
‘Unfortunately, Tuchel Is A Really Good Manager’ – Klopp
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‘Unfortunately, Tuchel Is A Really Good Manager’ – Klopp

Jurgen Klopp knows Thomas Tuchel well from their time spent together in Germany Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea have landed on their feet and been delivered a ‘present’ in the shape of Thomas Tuchel. Speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Tottenham, the Liverpool manager said: ‘Thomas Tuchel is obviously great, unfortunately a really, really good manager and I know him long and respect him a lot. ‘For this Chelsea squad it’s a present and I’m pretty sure Thomas sees it like that so they will be good.’
Turkish Fans Name German Restaurant After Amokachi
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Turkish Fans Name German Restaurant After Amokachi

Former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi has expressed joy after Turkish fans opened a restaurant in Germany and named it after the Nigerian football legend. Daniel Amokachi was one of the best forwards during his active playing time considering his styles of play in all the teams he played for and the Super Eagles. The 48-year-old started his football career on the streets of Kaduna before being given the chance to join Ranchers Bees in 1989 from where he moved to Club Brugge. Amokachi was impressive while playing for the Belgian giants as he featured in 81 games scoring 35 goals before he left in 1994. After leaving Club Brugge, the Nigerian star moved to Premier League side Everton and played 43 games scoring 10 goals for the English club. Daniel Amokachi moved...
Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday
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Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he plans to return to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he has been recovering from a poisoning attack, despite facing a threat of jail. The 44-year-old Kremlin critic wrote on Instagram that he had booked a flight that will arrive in Moscow on 17 January. "There was never any question of 'returning or not' for me. Simply because I didn't leave. I ended up in Germany... for one reason: they tried to kill me," the anti-graft campaigner wrote on Instagram. Navalny has been in Germany since late August after he fell violently ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow and was hospitalised in the city of Omsk. He was then flown out to Berlin in an induced coma. Western experts concluded that Navalny was poisoned using the Soviet-des...
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Low to continue as Germany head coach through to next year’s European Championship

The national team boss has been assured of his position in the wake of a humiliating drubbing at the hands of Spain in the UEFA Nations League Joachim Low will continue as Germany head coach through to next year's European Championship, the German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed. Low has spent the last 14 years of his career in charge of the national team, having succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann in the role following the 2006 World Cup. The 60-year-old subsequently led Germany to the final of Euro 2008, and although his side lost to Spain in the showpiece event, their performance in the competition served as a taster of what was to come.
German Court Convicts IPOB Members Who Attacked Ekweremadu
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German Court Convicts IPOB Members Who Attacked Ekweremadu

Germany has convicted four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president. They have also served their sentences, TheCable further learnt. The convictions, which were handed out in August, went completely under the radar but diplomatic sources in Germany told us on Friday that the four IPOB members were prosecuted for physical assault and sentenced to 20 days of labour “without pay”. The Nigerian embassy did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry for the identities of the convicts. In 2019, the serving senator from Enugu state was beaten up by Biafra agitators in Nuremberg at an event organised by “Ndigbo Germany”. IPOB — which Nigeria had declared a terrorist organisation — claimed responsibility for ...
32 Nigerians Deported From Germany
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32 Nigerians Deported From Germany

Thirty two Nigerians were on Friday repatriated from Germany for immigration and related offences. The returnees all – males arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos from Dusseldorf Airport aboard a chartered aircraft belonging to Envelope Airline. An immigration source who disclosed the information said the aircraft that flew the returnees touched down about 2.30 pm. Immigration sources said the repatriation was facilitated by the German Embassy.
WTO-DG: France, Germany, 104 Other Countries Back Okonjo-Iweala
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WTO-DG: France, Germany, 104 Other Countries Back Okonjo-Iweala

The 27 European Union member states have backed Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in her bid to become the first African and first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation. The EU member states are France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. The latest support for Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy brings the number of countries officially endorsing her to 106 out of the 164 states that comprise the WTO. The 55-member African Union had earlier officially supported the former World Bank director over her sole remaining opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South ...
‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny
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‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny

The former Germany international has been given support by a former team-mate who played alongside him under the Arsene Wenger era at Emirates Stadium Estranged Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been defended by former Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny. The former Germany international playmaker is presently out of the picture at the Emirates Stadium, having been left out of the Premier League squad and the Europa League squad by manager Mikel Arteta. He has been involved in a very public battle with the club, notably offering to pay the wages of sacked mascot Gunnersaurus having refused to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis. As the club’s highest earner, his case has been regularly debated in the media, and Koscielny has backed his former colleague.
Endsars Protests: FG Meets US, UK Envoys, Others
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Endsars Protests: FG Meets US, UK Envoys, Others

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is currently meeting with the members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja. The meeting holding at the Tafawa Balewa House headquarters of the ministry in Abuja, is expected to discuss the ongoing #EndSARS protests rocking the country. Those attending the parley include the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, amongst others. An invitation extended to journalists to cover the briefing was later withdrawn. The nationwide protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, which started about two weeks ago, have attracted international interest and drawn attention to rights violation by security operatives as well as the government’s lackadaisical attitude to the problem
Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria
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Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria

The 25-year-old has already teamed up with the Super Eagles for their upcoming friendlies, having been cleared by the world football governing body Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Fifa’s approval of Kevin Akpoguma to switch allegiance to Nigeria. The defender was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father and has represented Germany at various youth levels. Akpoguma is, however, still eligible to feature for the Super Eagles since he is yet to play for the European country’s senior team. *The centre-back has been delivering consistent performances for Bundesligaside Hoffenheimsince joining the club in 2015. Last season, he made 18 league appearances for the Kraichgauer to help his side finish sixth in the campaign. Ahead of the...
Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz
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Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

The Blues have a new forward line to take on the champions of England but their signing won't be ready in time for the match Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal. Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings. Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the ...
Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened
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Dortmund set to host fans for their Bundesliga opener as Covid-19 restrictions loosened

The German giants announced a small crowd will be in attendance for Saturday's clash at Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund's season-opening Bundesliga fixture at home to Borussia Monchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 supporters. Bundesliga clubs have reportedly been given the green light for fans to return to stadiums for the start of the 2020-21 season in Germany amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 campaign resumed behind closed doors in May due to Covid-19, which forced the league to be postponed in March.  
Hamburg’s Toni Leistner Climbs Into Stands To Scrap With Dynamo Dresden Fan
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Hamburg’s Toni Leistner Climbs Into Stands To Scrap With Dynamo Dresden Fan

Hamburg's Toni Leistner entered the stands to confront a Dynamo Dresden fan following his side's defeat on Monday. Dresden beat Hamburg 4-1 in the German Cup in front of a crowd with 10,053 fans in attendance - the biggest in Germany since the lockdown started in March. But the match was marred by Leistner's moment of madness when he climbed into the stands to attack an opposing supporter. The 30-year-old broke from an interview and marched his way to the fan who was apparently abusing him during the game. He grabbed the fan then pushed him onto the floor. Supporters around him intervened before security ushered him back to the field of play. Leistner, who used to play for Dresden, has since apologised on social media as he revealed that he was provoked by the home end. ...
Education Minister, Adamu Adamu Flown To Over Germany Undisclosed Medical Condition – SR
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Education Minister, Adamu Adamu Flown To Over Germany Undisclosed Medical Condition – SR

Minister of Education in Nigeria, Adamu Adamu, is currently in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, treating an undisclosed ailment, SaharaReporters has reliably gathered. Findings revealed that the latest trip was the third time Adamu would be flown to Germany within this period of Coronavirus outbreak for medical attention. The minister is said to be having kidney problem and undergoing a procedure but it was not totally clear at the time of this report what particular ailment he was being treated for in the European country. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu In the absence of Adamu, who is expected back in the country soon, a lot of key issues in the education sector had stalled. His absence is said to have slowed down critical strategy in the reopening of schools a...
‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner
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‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner

The former Gunners defender hopes a compromise can be reached in a long-running saga in north London that suits all parties Mesut Ozil needs to meet Arsenal “halfway” in a long-running “stand-off” that is doing nobody at Emirates Stadium any favours, says Sol Campbell. The opening of another transfer window has seen further questions asked of a World Cup winner in north London. Former Germany international Ozil has entered the final 12 months of a lucrative contract he penned in January 2018.
Video Shows Police Officer Placing A Knee On Boy’s Neck During Arrest In Germany
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Video Shows Police Officer Placing A Knee On Boy’s Neck During Arrest In Germany

Authorities in Germany have opened an investigation after Dusseldorf Police officers were filmed pinning a boy to the ground and kneeling on his neck as they tried to arrest him.  The incident happened at around 7.30 pm in Dusseldorf's Old Town on August 15. Video footage shared online shows one officer pinning the boy's hands behind his back and the other kneeling on his neck, in the same position that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May. Officials in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia are now investigating the incident as a case of possible police misconduct The four Dusseldorf Police officers involved are being probed by Duisburg Police for "reasons of neutrality", the force said in a statement. Officers were original...
Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes
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Werner snubbed because Klopp doesn’t want a squad of superstars at Liverpool – Barnes

The Reds legend believes no move was made for the Germany international forward now heading to Chelsea as “harmony” is vital at Anfield Liverpool passed up the opportunity to move for Timo Werner because Jurgen Klopp does not like to have “lots of superstars in the team”, says Reds legend John Barnes. A move to Anfield appeared to be on the cards for the Germany international forward at one stage. With Werner having opened the door for fellow countryman Klopp to make a move, Merseyside looked like being his most logical landing spot in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is, however, set to trade life at RB Leipzig for Chelsea, with the Blues confirming that they have reached a deal for the prolific frontman.
Super Falcons Home Kit Nominated For Best Jersey At 2019 Women’s World Cup
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Super Falcons Home Kit Nominated For Best Jersey At 2019 Women’s World Cup

The home kit of the Super Falcons at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France has been nominated for best jersey at the tournament. This was announced on FIFA’s Women’s World Cup verified Twitter handle on Sunday. The Super Falcons home kit was selected alongside that of Australia, Norway and Germany. FIFA Tweeted that the jerseys were mentioned the most during the World Cup and decided to ask fans to chose their favourite in a poll on their handle. After the conclusion of the votes the jersey with the highest per cent will be declared the winner. The Super Falcons made it to the round of 16 at last year’s World Cup where they lost 3-0 to German in the first knock out stage. Since sportswear giants nike unveiled it in 2018, the current Nigerian home kit has continued to r...
Havertz future still to be decided
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Havertz future still to be decided

The playmaker is a target for several major clubs across Europe and his current side are hoping for a solution to make everyone happy Bayer Leverkusen are aware of the huge interest in Kai Havertz and are unsure what will happen regarding the Germany international’s future. Havertz has enjoyed an outstanding season for the Bundesliga club and has been linked with a big-money move when the transfer window reopens. Premier League trio Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been credited with an interest in the recently-turned 21-year-old, while Real Madrid have also been mentioned as suitors.
Travel Resumes Across Europe Amid Hopes Of Economic Recovery
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Travel Resumes Across Europe Amid Hopes Of Economic Recovery

France, Germany and Switzerland on Monday allowed travel to resume three months after unprecedented restrictions were imposed in a bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic. France reopened its borders with all EU countries except Spain, where restrictions would remain in place until June 21 in line with a similar decision on the Spanish side. Passengers arriving from Britain would also be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, in line with British restrictions on individuals arriving from France. Borders with non-EU countries remain closed to all but essential travel, except for incoming foreign students who can now head to France. Traffic was reported on a motorway leading to the German-Danish border on Monday, just hours after Copenhagen lifted entry restrictions for German, Norw...
Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen’s DFB-Pokal semi-final amid injury concerns
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Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen’s DFB-Pokal semi-final amid injury concerns

The Bundesliga side will be without their main attacking threat when they look to secure their place in the German cup final on Tuesday Kai Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal semi-final against Saarbrucken, Peter Bosz confirmed on Monday. In-demand attacking midfielder Havertz sat out Saturday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich due to a muscular issue. The Germany international has been a key figure for Leverkusen in 2019-20, scoring 15 goals and supplying eight assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.
‘It’s not an issue’ – Red Bull Salzburg confident Marsch will not be lured to Dortmund
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‘It’s not an issue’ – Red Bull Salzburg confident Marsch will not be lured to Dortmund

The American coach has been linked with a return to Germany but the Austrian side are not willing to let him go Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund says the Austrian side are not worried about losing coach Jesse Marsch to Borussia Dortmund. Marsch, 46, is reportedly a top contender to take over at the helm of Dortmund amid claims that current boss Lucien Favre's days at the German club are numbered. Favre has a year left on his contract, but the pressure on him has increased after his team fell seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino
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‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino

The ex-Blues striker believes the Germany international will prove to be a good fit at Stamford Bridge after deciding not to wait on a Liverpool move Chelsea are getting a “Michael Owen-like” frontman in Timo Werner, says Tony Cascarino, with the Germany international expected to be a “real danger player” for the Blues. Those at Stamford Bridge have agreed to trigger the £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause that will free the 24-year-old striker from his contract at RB Leipzig. No deal has been completed as yet, but there is a belief in west London that a top target will be acquired.
German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act
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German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act

Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of severely abusing at least three boys after police broke up a child pornography ring that peddled “unfathomable images” over the internet in Germany. Close relatives of the boys, ages 5, 10, and 12 including one set of parents and an uncle were among those arrested, the police said at a press conference. Investigators identified the suspects from videos recovered from professionally encrypted hard drives that they seized and are still working to unlock, the authorities said. Joachim Poll, who headed the investigation for the Münster police said that the recovered footage showed shocking abuse over “several hours” of the two younger boys by four men. “You can’t imagine it. These men, if you can call them that, acted maliciously by ...
Trump Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany, Amid Angela Merkel Rift
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Trump Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany, Amid Angela Merkel Rift

President Trump orders the Pentagon to remove 9,500 troops from Germany by September - but denies it has anything to do with Angela Merkel rift Donald Trump has ordered the military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns in Europe about the U.S. commitment to the continent. The move would reduce U.S. troops numbers in Germany to 25,000, from the 34,500 currently there. The official, who did not want to be identified, said the move was the result of months of work by America's top military officer, General Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and had nothing to do with tensions between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who thwarted Trump's plan to host a G7 meeting this month. A second s...
Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup
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Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup

An iconic figure from the past at Stamford Bridge is excited by the future in west London after seeing a deal agreed for a Germany international Chelsea will be getting an Ian Rush-esque frontman in Timo Werner, says Blues legend Alan Hudson, with the Germany international considered to be cut from the same cloth as a Liverpool icon. A £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal has been put in place by those at Stamford Bridge which is intended to see a prolific striker join their ranks. Frank Lampard has acted decisively in his hunt for another goalscorer, with interest from the likes of Premier League rivals Liverpool seemingly fended off.
Chelsea £54m transfer did not bother Werner, says Nagelsmann after RB Leipzig striker’s below-par display
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Chelsea £54m transfer did not bother Werner, says Nagelsmann after RB Leipzig striker’s below-par display

The Germany international was not at his best against Paderborn, but his coach does not feel stories about his future had an impact Timo Werner's underwhelming performance for RB Leipzig in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bundesliga strugglers Paderborn was not down to the speculation linking him with Chelsea, Julian Nagelsmann insisted. Chelsea have agreed to meet Werner's £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause in his contract and have tabled an offer to the Germany international. On the back of the news, Werner was below-par against rock-bottom Paderborn as Leipzig surprisingly dropped two points.
Trump puts G7 summit proposal to Putin
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Trump puts G7 summit proposal to Putin

US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed his plan to include Russia in an expanded G7 summit in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said. It said Trump “informed,” Putin of his plan to hold a rescheduled G7 “with the possible invitation of the leaders of Russia, Australia, India and South Korea,” without making further comment. The Kremlin called the conversation as a whole “constructive, business-like and substantive.” The US leader on Saturday said he would delay the G7 summit and hold an expanded event later, possibly in September, calling the current lineup of countries “very outdated.” The meeting was due to take place via video conference in June but Trump said he would delay it and aim to hold the gathering in-person instead. Kremlin spokesman ...
Man Utd pushing Bellingham to snub Borussia Dortmund
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Man Utd pushing Bellingham to snub Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United are pushing hard to convince Birmingham City teen Jude Bellingham about a move to Old Trafford. Borussia Dortmund remain a threat to United's hopes of signing the midfielder. But the Evening Standard reports United are pushing to sign Bellingham - and want him to compete for a starting berth right away. It's claimed they've already communicated this to the teenager - who they consider to be a generational talent behind the scenes. However, Dortmund are using the example of Jadon Sancho's rapid progress and success to tempt Bellingham to Germany. Birmingham are seeking at least £35m to sell the youngster.
Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse
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Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse

At least, no fewer than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday. The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants not only in France but also in Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States and Brazil – where people tend to work in close proximity. A total of 109 personnel have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, at a slaughterhouse in Cotes d’Armor following a second wave of testing, the ARS regional health authority said in a statement. Some 818 people have been tested at the plant, it added. Those diagnosed as having the disease are being contacted by employee insurance firms that have identified all their contacts at risk of catching th...
Germany’s Prince Otto of Hesse Dies in Horror Motorbike Accident
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Germany’s Prince Otto of Hesse Dies in Horror Motorbike Accident

Prince Otto of Hesse has been killed in a tragic Ducati motorbike crash in Germany. The 55-year-old died in a horror smash near Lindau and Lake Constance, in the southern state of Bavaria, on Sunday, March 17. He reportedly crashed his €20,000 motorbike into the guard rail near Lake Constance According to the German newspaper Bild, Prince Otto hit a barrier at speed and suffered multiple injuries. He died at the scene, leaving four children Prince Max, 21, Princess Elena, 20, Prince Moritz, 13, and Prince Leopold, 11, who all he welcomed with his ex-wife, Carla Blickhaauser. The cause of the accident is yet to be revealed, but the motorbike is thought to have started swerving after overtaking another vehicle at high speed. 'For reasons not yet known, the rider lost ...
Photo From Today’s Bundesliga Match Between Borussia Dortmund And Schalke 04
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Photo From Today’s Bundesliga Match Between Borussia Dortmund And Schalke 04

Here is another amazing picture of today’s Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 that was played in “eerie silence” at the Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund, Germany on Saturday. From social distancing substitutes using airport stairs, to disinfected balls and a potential television audience of one billion, the Bundesliga enjoyed a chequered restart as the first major sports league to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. German soccer’s top two divisions, suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus, returned on Saturday with a schedule that included the Bundesliga’s showcase — the Ruhr valley derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 — as football-starved fans around the world tuned in to watch live action. Despite a possible global television a...
I Cried As Okocha Dribbled Khan, 6 Defenders In Germany – Emmanuel Okocha
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I Cried As Okocha Dribbled Khan, 6 Defenders In Germany – Emmanuel Okocha

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Emmanuel Okocha has admitted that he was in the stand to watch his young brother Austin Jay Jay Okocha scored one of the best goals in the history of German Bundesliga. Jay Jay Okocha stole the headline during his days in the Bundesliga after he dribbled about seven defenders, including Germany great Oliver Kahn and scored the iconic goal for his Eintracht Frankfurt in 1993. Emmanuel who is the older brother of the former Bolton Wanderers captain told Nigeria Football Federation media team in a live Instagram session that he cried while watching his brother in Germany. “I was at the stadium with my brother, Okocha was playing for Frankfurt he had the ball facing Oliver Khan, when he started dribbling, I put my hands on my head and I was saying if...
Ferdinand backs Man Utd to move for ‘playground footballer’ Sancho
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Ferdinand backs Man Utd to move for ‘playground footballer’ Sancho

The former Old Trafford centre-back has sung the praises of the 20-year-old forward and wants to see him in red next term Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has given his backing to the club to move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The young English attacker, who came through the youth ranks across the town at Manchester City, has been in the viewfinder of the Red Devils for several months after critically acclaimed displays in the Bundesliga. The return of top-flight football in Germany on Saturday is set to see Sancho thrust into the spotlight further, particularly as his BVB side kick off with a derby encounter against Schalke as they seek to chase down league leaders Bayern Munich.
Reus: Bundesliga players are not lab rats
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Reus: Bundesliga players are not lab rats

The BVB star is eager to get back onto the park and is targeting Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has said that he does not feel that he is part of an experiment as the Bundesliga prepares for its grand return on Saturday. The coronavirus pandemic has seen the game stopped around much of the world for the last two months, but having navigated the crisis more effectively than many of its European neighbours, Germany, which has seen over 8,000 deaths, is preparing to open its doors to professional sport once more. Reus says that he feels good to be heading back onto the field but has warned that caution must still be exercised in the circumstances, with more than 175,000 people in the country having tested positive for the virus.
Coronavirus Lockdown Pushes Germany Into Recession
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Coronavirus Lockdown Pushes Germany Into Recession

Germany is officially in recession after official figures released on Friday May 15, that showed that the European country’s economy shrank by 2.2% in the first three months of this year. The figures released by the federal statistics authority Destasis, also showed revisions to 2019 fourth-quarter figures from zero growth to a contraction of 0.1%. This meant that Germany’s GDP growth has been negative for two successive quarters, the technical definition of a recession. The first quarter figures are only a partial indication of how much the Coronavirus pandemic has harmed Europe’s largest economy. Though experts had expected a contraction of around 2%, the drop is not as bad as in some of its neighbours, such as France which has seen a decline of 5.8%, and Italy which rep...
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‘People don’t understand how important Ozil is’ – Leno backs ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal playmaker despite lack of assists

The pair are team-mates for club and country and the goalkeeper doesn't believe simple assist numbers show the midfielder's worth to his team Mesut Ozil’s creative ability is underrated by many fans, according to Arsenal and Germany team-mate Bernd Leno. The 31-year-old midfielder has seen his influence at the Emirates Stadium wane in recent years, and he has just six Premier League goals and four assists to his name since the beginning of last season. Leno, though, believes Ozil’s value is evident beyond basic statistics, and his vision helps open up space for his team-mates.
‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures
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‘How do you disinfect grass?’ – West Ham chief Brady questions Premier League ‘Project Restart’ measures

As plans to resume the season continue to come together, questions of player safety and hygiene still need to be answered West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says Premier League clubs will have to disinfect the grass they play on if play resumes. Despite the cancellations of Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie, the league’s ‘Project Restart’ appears to be gathering momentum with football set to return in Germany and Turkey. There are still disagreements between clubs to be ironed out, but Brady claims safety remains the priority for all 20 teams.
Gegenpressing: How does the tactical style made famous by Klopp work?
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Gegenpressing: How does the tactical style made famous by Klopp work?

MYCELEBRITYANDI takes a look at the style of football that has become synonymous with Liverpool and is spreading throughout the world There are so many different tactical philosophies in football and they are constantly evolving, with coaches forced to innovate in order to crack a conundrum on the pitch. Gegenpressing has become a popular playing style, with teams in Germany, England and further afield implementing the approach to playing. What is gegenpressing & how do the tactics work? Gegenpressing, which is German for 'counter pressing', is a tactical philosophy that has been popularised by Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool teams. The essence of the philosophy is not only that teams press their opponents, but that they do so with particular focus and zeal ...
Klose announced as Bayern Munich assistant coach
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Klose announced as Bayern Munich assistant coach

The 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, who had been working with the Bundesliga club's Under-17s, will act as Hansi Flick's number two Former Germany international striker Miroslav Klose has been confirmed as Hansi Flick's assistant coach at Bayern Munich. The 41-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Bundesliga champions and will move into the dugout alongside Flick from July 1. Klose, who won the 2014 World Cup with Germany and is the top scorer in the history of the competi
Germany Donates Additional N2.2bn To Nigeria Humanitarian Fund
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Germany Donates Additional N2.2bn To Nigeria Humanitarian Fund

Germany has announced another financial intervention to assist Nigeria in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing in a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, the country said it is providing €5.5 million this time to support vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The statement read, “Germany provides an additional €5.5 million (c. 2.2bn Naira) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria to continue life-saving aid in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. “Ongoing activities include drilling of wells, construction of sanitation facilities, rehabilitation of buildings or construction of shelters for internally displace...
Germany Backs Google And Apple On Virus App
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Germany Backs Google And Apple On Virus App

The German government on Sunday switched to backing a coronavirus-tracing app using technology supported by Google and Apple, ditching a German-led alternative that had come under fire over privacy concerns. German Health Minister Jens Spahn and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Helge Braun said Berlin was now in favour of a “decentralised software architecture” that would see user data stored on people’s own phones instead of on a central database. “Our goal is for the tracing app to be ready for use very soon and with strong acceptance from the public and civil society,” Spahn and Braun said in a joint statement. The rollout of an app that would use bluetooth to alert smartphone users when they have been in contact with someone infected with the virus is considered c...
Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern
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Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern

The goalkeeper had expressed his anger that details of his contract negotiation had been leaked Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer knows that he has the full support of the club, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said. Neuer was left furious after details of his contract negotiations were leaked to the press, which had appeared to increase the likelihood of the 34-year-old goalkeeper departing the club. However, Salihamidzic says that the situation has been discussed internally and that the 92-time capped Germany international has been placated, though he did admit there has been no resolution to the negotiation.