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Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended a worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea.

Joachim Loew defiant as Germany face World Cup crisis

Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.

Germany ‘under pressure’ after Mexico World Cup defeat

Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels criticised Germany's failings after the holders slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening World Cup match on Sunday.

Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

Neymar makes his World Cup bow on Sunday as five-time winners Brazil kick off their quest for redemption while defending champions Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for more Iceland success at World Cup

Like most Germans, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp admits to being a big fan of Iceland as the minnows attempt to shock giants Argentina in their World Cup debut on Saturday.

Defending champions Germany arrive in Russia for World Cup

Germany landed in Moscow on Tuesday to attempt to successfully defend their World Cup title and hoping to leave the political controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan behind them.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Mo Salah: The Ballon d’Or on the line?

In an age when individual awards are given ever greater importance, Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool -- and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah -- could determine the winner of the next Ballon d'Or.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool can exploit Cristiano Ronaldo’s weaknesses

At just 19 years of age, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a daunting task of stopping five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev.

Jerusalem as capital of Israel, how sustainable?

Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel. Yay! Echoed by some people around the world and boos! From some. Is Palestine a Muslim enclave? Only two per cent of Israelis are Christians about 172,000.

Lionel Messi: I wish Argentina were like Germany

Lionel Messi has stated that he wishes his Argentina side were more like defending champions Germany ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Nigeria, Germany in talks over repatriation of about 30,000 illegal migrants

The Federal Republic of Germany has proposed a new process that will ensure a smooth repatriation of about 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants.

Bayern Munich keeper Sven Ulreich apologises for blunder in Madrid

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich apologised on Wednesday after his costly mistake led to the Germans bowing out of the Champions League’s semi-finals at Madrid.

Jupp Heynckes bows out in Europe after Bayern adventure

Jupp Heynckes bowed out with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals with the head coach admitting not many 72-year-olds get to experience “such an adventure”.

Jupp Heynckes: Why Bayern Munich lost to Real Madrid at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has revealed why his side fell 2-1 at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

Qatar Airways becomes Roma’s new shirt sponsors

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

Arjen Robben: Bayern Munich must be fearless against Real Madrid

Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.

Bayern Munich: No deal for James Rodriguez

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has denied rumours that the Bundesliga club are ready to meet the buy-out option in James Rodriguez’s loan deal from Real Madrid.

Toni Kroos: Germany ‘not as good as some think’

Toni Kroos has said that Germany must use their 1-0 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday as something of a wake up call and that Joachim Low’s side are “not as good as some of us might think”.

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