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Di Maria stars in Argentina win over Germany


New Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria set up three goals and scored another as Argentina beat world champions Germany in Dusseldorf. Di Maria, a £59.7m capture, provided a delightful pass for Sergio Aguero to fire the South American side ahead. Tottenham’s Erik Lamela doubled the lead with a volley before Swansea’s Federico Fernandez made it 3-0. Di Maria made it 4-0 ...

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Schweinsteiger named new Germany captain


Germany coach Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger as his new captain in the wake of Philipp Lahm‘s international retirement.Lahm opted to say farewell to the national team after skippering them to World Cup glory in Brazil this summer and Low feels Schweinsteiger is the ideal man to succeed his Bayern Munich team-mate.“Bastian is a real leader and he has always taken his responsibility ...

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Per Mertesacker retires from international football

Per Mertesacker: Retires from international football

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has announced his retirement from international football with Germany. Mertesacker joins Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose, who also retired from international football following Germany’s World Cup triumph last month. The 29-year old has won 104 caps for his country and was part of the Germany squad that became the first European side to lift the World Cup ...

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Germany’s Miroslav Klose quits international football

Miroslav Klose: Retires from internationals

Germany’s World Cup-winning striker Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football. Klose, 36, scored two goals in the World Cup in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament’s history with 16, one ahead of Brazil’s Ronaldo. With a career total of 71 goals, Klose is also the highest-scoring player for Germany. Klose, who was born in ...

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Al Ahly overtake Milan as world’s most successful club

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that Al Ahly have overtaken AC Milan as the club with the most internationally recognized titles. There have been many requests in the Italian media asking Milan to remove the sentence Il Club Piu Titolato Al Mondo that means “The Most Successful Club in the World” from their kits. This is after ...

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Barcelona pay £11.2m in tax fraud case

Barcelona have paid £11.2m (13.5m euros) to the Spanish authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar. However the Spanish champions insisted they had not committed any offence. “The aim is to cover eventual interpretations that could be given to the contracts drawn up in the operation to sign Neymar,” a club statement read.  Barca paid ...

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