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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.

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan could influence Germany head coach Joachim Low's team selection, according to Oliver Bierhoff.

Injured Mesut Ozil to miss Germany’s final World Cup warm-up

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's final warm-up match on Friday with a knee injury, but the attacking midfielder's participation in the World Cup is not in danger, according to the German football federation.

Germany stunned by Austria in Manuel Neuer’s return to action

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his comeback from a nine-month injury break on Saturday but was unable to prevent the world champions suffering a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria.

Joachim Loew to decide Manuel Neuer’s World Cup fate on Sunday

Joachim Loew has said he will only decide on Sunday whether to take Germany’s captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the World Cup after eight months sidelined by injury.

Germany coaching staff gather support for Loris Karius after error

Germany’s coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday.

Joachim Loew extends contract as Germany coach until 2022

In the post since 2006, Loew, 58, who steered Germany to their 2014 World Cup triumph, has signed a two-year extension to take him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Mesut Ozil joins Germany injury list, but vows to be at World Cup

Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia.

World Cup: Super Eagles can succeed in Russia – Taribo West

Former Nigeria centre-back Taribo West says the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.

Germany offers players €350,000 each for 2018 World Cup title

The German Football Association (DFB) announced yesterday that each member of its squad will receive a €350,000 bonus should Germany defend its World Cup title next year in Russia, reports AFP.

Germans would get 350,000 euros each for World Cup title

The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia.

Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater declined England call-up – Gareth Southgate

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater declined an England call-up but manager Gareth Southgate says any talk of club-versus-country rows is "nonsense".

Germany worried about emerging England – Oliver Bierhoff

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff said England's progress and success at youth level has the world champions worried.

Germany coach Joachim Low rules out taking Bayern Munich job after World Cup

Germany boss Joachim Low insists he is not planning to leave after the World Cup to take over at Bayern Munich.

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