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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP: Thriller sees Zambia into last eight

SEOGWIPO, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 31: Fashion Sakala of Zambia takes on Phil Neumann of Germany and Matthias Bader of Germany during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Round of 16 match between Zambia and Germany at Jeju World Cup Stadium on May 31, 2017 in Seogwipo, South Korea. (Photo by Christopher Lee - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Zambia survived a heart-stopping encounter to see off Germany 4-3 after extra-time to progress to their first FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-final. Both sides failed to find their groove in the opening period during a disjointed first half, but there was one moment of sublime brilliance. Philipp Ochs arced a free-kick from wide on the right flank, whipped with his ...

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Germany 1-0 England: Lukas Podolski bows out on a high as Three Lions lose out


England promised much but Gareth Southgate’s first match as permanent manager ended in defeat as Lukas Podolski marked his final Germany appearance with a stunning winner. Handed the reins after an encouraging four-match interim stint, the former defender deployed a bold, attack-minded side built upon a three-man backline and got an impressive response in Dortmund. England looked comfortable in possession ...

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Philipp Lahm to retire at end of season

Lahm won 113 international caps and captained Germany to World Cup success in 2014 (Image credit: Rex Features)

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season. The 33-year-old, who captained Germany to their 2014 World Cup victory, announced his decision after Bayern’s German Cup last-16 win over Wolfsburg. It was the defender’s 501st game for the Bundesliga leaders. “I can continue with my leadership style, giving my best every day, in every training, ...

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Miroslav Klose goalscorer retires from football

Miroslav Klose helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup 12 years after collecting a runners-up medal at the 2002 tournament (Image credit: Getty Images)

Germany’s all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose has retired from football. The former Bayern Munich striker, 38, helped his country win the World Cup in 2014, becoming the record scorer in the tournament’s history with 16. Klose, a two-time Bundesliga winner with Bayern, was without a club after his Lazio contract expired last season. He now plans to join Germany’s coaching ...

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Black Queens lose 11-0 Germany in friendly


Ghana’s senior female team, the Black Queens, were thumped 11-0 by Germany in an international friendly played in Paderborn on Friday. The match was being used by the teams to prepare for separate international tournaments. For Ghana, the match was part of preparations for the upcoming African Women’s Championships in Cameroon while the Germany used it to get ready for ...

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EURO 2016: Griezmann double takes France into final


Hosts France beat world champions Germany to reach UEFA EURO 2016 final Antoine Griezmann scores from spot after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s handball (45+2) Striker prods in his sixth goal of tournament to clinch win (72) France will play Portugal in Sunday’s final at Stade de France France will have the chance to emulate their 1984 European champions after two assured Antoine ...

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EURO 2016: Germany finally defeat Italy to stride into semis


Germany win quarter-final 6-5 on penalties after 1-1 draw in Bordeaux Kevin Hector slots clinching spot kick after Matteo Darmian miss in 18-penalty shoot-out Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger unable to convert for Germans Simone Zaza, Graziano Pellè, Leonardo Bonucci also fail from spot for Azzurri Germany overcome Italy for first time in nine major finals meetings Özil opens scoring ...

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