Ballack's Farewell Draws 45,000 Fans

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Ballack's Farewell Draws 45,000 Fans
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Former Germany captain Michael Ballack bid goodbye to soccer on Wednesday, scoring three goals before a crowd of 45,000 in a charity match that was nearly called off because of flooding in eastern Germany. Ballack scored twice for his ''friends of Ballack'' team and then scored one more for a ''world selection'' coached by Jose Mourinho.

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