Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund preview: Why Spurs must be wary of dangerous Champions League opponent – Football Article

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund // 13th February – 20.00 (UK time) // Champions League 2018/19 last 16 1st leg knockout round Borussia Dortmund – Season so far Among the three German teams facing English opposition in this season’s Champions League round of 16, Borussia Dortmund are having the best season so far. They top the Bundesliga by five points, have scored more goals than anyone else in Germany (54 goals in 21 games played) and are playing a brand…

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Werder Bremen Latest Club To Celebrate Anniversary With Special One-Off ‘Spliced’ Kit (Photo) – Football Article

Werder Bremen have announced that they will wear a special kit for their Bundesliga game this coming weekend to celebrate their 120th anniversary. Umbro will ply Bremen with a one-off “spliced” shirt for the match against Augsburg on Sunday, which is vaguely reminiscent of the jumbled shirt that Inter Milan are planning to wear in the derby against AC Milan in March. While it’s not actually comprised of tatters of retro strips, the Bremen shirt is distinctly green and vivid…

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Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur to do battle for Matthias Ginter? – Football Article

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter as a potential summer signing. The Premier League clubs are continuing to target possible signings ahead of the summer transfer window. According to Sky Sports News, Gunners and Spurs are both interested in the Germany international as they look to revamp their backlines. Arsenal have struggled to keep clean sheets all season, while Tottenham may have to replace Toby Alderweireld who has a release clause in his current…

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Rabbi Matondo: Schalke and Bayern Munich battle it out as Manchester City look set to lose another young talent – Football Article

Manchester City have turned down an £8.6 million bid from Schalke 04 for 18-year old winger Rabbi Matondo, as the academy youngster becomes the latest Premier League talent to attract interest from Germany’s top clubs. Reports in the German media suggest that Schalke are preparing to make an improved offer for Matondo, and are confident that he will indeed make the move sooner or later, with German website Goal claiming there is agreement in principle for a potential deal. …

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Rot Weiss Essen & FC Saarbrücken 1955 – Beyond The Last Man – Football Article

One-Timers is a regular BTLM feature looking at clubs from around the continent who scaled the heights of European competition qualification once and once only. Today we offer you two for the price of one as the stories of our featured clubs have too many parallels to be treated separately. Both clubs were, nominally at least, German, both had the rare privilege of being part of the very first European Cup field in 1955, both were eliminated in the opening round of…

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The battle for human rights – Football Article

China is leading the charge in a bid to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice. The Chinese effort backed by autocrats elsewhere has turned human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order.   The Chinese effort, highlighted in Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2019, is multipronged. It involves proposals to alter the principles on which United Nations Human Rights Council operates in ways that would enable repressive, autocratic regimes.…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi: Why Bayern Munich are so keen to sign the Chelsea youngster – Football Article

Callum Hudson-Odoi. Aged Eighteen. A handful of first-team appearances to his name. Zero Premier League starts. And yet the subject of arguably the biggest transfer saga of the January transfer window to date – between two European footballing super clubs, no less. The current offer from Bayern Munich for Chelsea‘s young academy talent stands at £35 million pounds. To put that into perspective, that is more than it cost Manchester United to sign Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Luke…

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Analysing German football post 2018…Löw and behold – Football Article

For Die Mannschaft, 2018 was annus horribilis, a year eminently forgettable in more ways than one. Never before in their illustrious history had the German national team failed in successive tournaments in the same year. However, this palpable crisis may also be the harbinger of another good era for arguably the most consistent nation in world football. Embed from Getty Images Seeing the team losing like this and going out at the group stage was not easy. Even if you…

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