1. The Top 10 German Talents to Watch for at the 2018 World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup may be the last chance for some of the Mannschaft's current stars to become world champions. Miroslav Klose is 36 years old, Philipp Lahm turns 31 in November, Bastian Schweinsteiger 30 in August and Per Mertesacker 30 in September..

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  2. Why Manuel Neuer Is Natural Heir to Philipp Lahm as Bayern and Germany Captain

    Real leadership is hard to come by in football. There are many good teams with talent abounding, but what separates them from the best is that the truly great teams all have leadership...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 26 days ago 5,299 reads 12 comments

  3. Just as Important for Germany as Thomas Mueller: Mats Hummels Comes of Age

    There's a commonly held opinion circulating the Internet that Thomas Mueller is single-handedly dragging Germany through the World Cup. And indeed, the Bayern Munich man is having a tremendous tournament...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 26 days ago 10,057 reads 39 comments

  4. Joachim Low and Germany Find a Way to Win Ugly Against France

    The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once wrote: "The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 27 days ago 4,108 reads 11 comments

  5. Arturo Vidal Signing Vital for Bayern Munich with Toni Kroos Set for Real Madrid

    Toni Kroos' long and drawn-out transfer saga is nearing its end, it seems, with Real Madrid apparently having secured the player's transfer from Bayern Munich...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 28 days ago 18,601 reads 82 comments

  6. Picking a Combined France vs. Germany 2014 World Cup XI

    Germany meet France in the World Cup quarterfinal on Friday, a clash between two of the leading candidates to win the tournament...

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  7. Why Real Madrid Move Makes Sense for Bayern Munich Star Toni Kroos

    Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations over a transfer of Toni Kroos , who has accepted a contract offer from the Champions League holders, according to a report by Marca ...

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  8. Algeria Expose Germany's Achilles' Heel: A Lack of Athleticism

    Fitness was a real concern for Germany heading into the World Cup, with injuries to Marco Reus, Ilkay Gundogan, Sven and Lars Bender, Mario Gomez and just about every full-back option, leaving Joachim Low with a decimated squad...

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  9. Why Germany Must Be Careful Not to Underestimate Sofiane Feghouli and Algeria

    Compared to Brazil's meeting with Chile, Germany's pairing with Algeria in the World Cup round of 16 may look like a cakewalk for the Group G winners...

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  10. Ramadan Adds New Hurdle for Germany and Algeria Ahead of World Cup Clash

    The 2014 World Cup has presented a monumental challenge for all players competing in the heat and humidity of the Brazilian summer...

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  11. The Statistics That Show Bayern Munich Are the Backbone of the 2014 World Cup

    Bayern Munich have been the backbone of the 2014 World Cup thus far, or so the statistics show. With three-quarters of the tournament's 64 games having been played, those on the ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 1 month ago 5,362 reads 4 comments

  12. 5 Key Decisions for Germany Ahead of World Cup Knockout Stages

    Germany qualified for the World Cup knockout rounds as winners of Group G on Thursday, beating the United States 1-0. The Mannschaft held off strong competition in the form of the U...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 1 month ago 3,699 reads 14 comments

  13. Ranking the Germany Players on Their World Cup Group Stage Form

    Germany finished their World Cup group stage campaign on Thursday, wrapping up a first-place finish in Group G with a 1-0 win over the United States...

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  14. Xherdan Shaqiri Hat-Trick Leaves Bayern Munich with Squad-Planning Dilemma

    When Xherdan Shaqiri joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2012, he looked to be a long-term replacement for Franck Ribery or Arjen Robben...

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  15. How Fixtures Draw Left Bayern Munich in Pole Position for Next Bundesliga Title

    The 2014-15 Bundesliga schedule was announced on Tuesday, and by the looks of it , Bayern Munich are primed to defend their league title for a third consecutive season...

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  16. Why Fans Shouldn't Expect Germany and the United States to Play for a Draw

    With one game remaining for each team in World Cup Group G, the table has Germany and the United States tied for first place on points (the Germans have an advantage of three in the ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 1 month ago 3,182 reads 17 comments

  17. Things for Germany Fans to Look Forward to in Wake of Draw vs. Ghana

    Germany were held to a 2-2 draw against Ghana on Saturday, a result that proved to be a real wake-up call for the Mannschaft after their 4-0 rout of Portugal in their World Cup opener...

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  18. Predicting Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich Starting XI for 2015-16 Bundesliga

    Bayern Munich have been the subject of widespread transfer rumors throughout 2014. Since their humiliation against Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals, questions have been asked of how Pep Guardiola must adapt his team...

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  19. Mandzukic Brace Shows How Pep Guardiola Is Losing His "Plan B" at Bayern Munich

    On Wednesday, Mario Mandzukic showed Croatia just what they were missing in his absence in their World Cup opener against Brazil...

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  20. The Case for Joachim Low Keeping Bastian Schweinsteiger out of Germany Lineup

    Germany's 4-0 hammering of Portugal on Monday was a statement of the Mannschaft's resolve as they began their campaign for World Cup glory. But one thing was missing: vice-captain and 102-time capped midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger...

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  21. How Thomas Mueller's Undefined Role Makes Him Invaluable to Germany and Bayern

    Some footballers are too versatile for their own good. Philipp Lahm always considered himself a right-sided defender but played almost exclusively at left-back until the age of 25...

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  22. 5 Things for Germany Fans to Look Forward to in Wake of Win vs. Portugal

    Germany had a dream start to their World Cup group-stage campaign on Monday as they hammered 10-man Portugal by a 4-0 margin...

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  23. Should Pep Guardiola Use Arjen Robben as a Striker at Bayern Munich?

    On Friday, a Netherlands side inspired by the brilliance of forwards Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie stunned Spain in their World Cup group-stage opener, hammering the defending world and two-time reigning European champions 5-1...

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  24. Germany vs. Portugal: 5 Players with a Point to Prove

    Germany and Portugal face off on Monday in the first and most anticipated match of World Cup Group G. The European powers are both favorites to advance to the knockout rounds at the expense of Ghana and the United States...

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  25. Tracking Bayern Munich Player Performance in World Cup Group Stage

    Bayern Munich are tied with Manchester United as the most represented football club at the 2014 World Cup, with 14 players among the German champions' ranks taking part at the tournament in Brazil...

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