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Merkel to push for 'swift' EU Russia sanctions
Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin chat with Fifa President Sepp Blatter (c) in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup final. Photo: DPA

Merkel to push for 'swift' EU Russia sanctions

UPDATE: Russia's failure to help quell the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and fully assist the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 demanded a tough response, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. READ  

Yoga helped Jogi's boys bring World Cup home
Coach Joachim Löw ensured his team had a yoga instructor with them at all times. Photo: DPA

Yoga helped Jogi's boys bring World Cup home

Germany’s World Cup winning football team have revealed one of the secrets of their success in Brazil this summer – yoga. READ  

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty
Who was it then? Photo: DPA

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty

Germany’s long and rowdy World Cup celebrations did not just take a toll of fans and players – the trophy was also damaged on Sunday night at the afterparty in Brazil as the team celebrated victory over Argentina. READ  

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33
Biermann at Hamburg club St. Pauli. Photo: DPA

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33

A former German professional footballer committed suicide on Friday following a long battle with depression. READ  

Rosberg wins German Grand Prix
It was the first German Grand Prix win of Rosberg's career. Photo: DPA

Rosberg wins German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix. READ  

Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix
Hamilton crashed in qualifying. Photo: DPA

Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash. READ  

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain
Schweinsteiger in action for Bayern Munich. Photo: DPA

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm. READ  

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Lahm goes out on top of his game
Photo: DPA

Lahm goes out on top of his game

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday, is one of the greatest players of his generation. READ  

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Captain Philipp Lahm retires from German side
Lahm lifts the trophy. Photo: DPA

Captain Philipp Lahm retires from German side

UPDATE: Captain Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international football on Friday following Germany’s World Cup win in Brazil. READ  

Fifa tell Rosberg to ditch World Cup F1 helmet
Rosberg with has Fifa approved helmet. Photo: DPA

Fifa tell Rosberg to ditch World Cup F1 helmet

Football fan and F1 world championship leader Nico Rosberg was on Thursday told not to use an image of the World Cup on a helmet designed to celebrate Germany's triumph at his home Grand Prix this weekend. READ  

German of the Week
Jogi Löw - from Black Forest to Brazil victory
Löw lands in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Jogi Löw - from Black Forest to Brazil victory

There could scarcely be another contender for The Local’s German of the Week after national coach Joachim Löw hit the footballing jackpot in Brazil on Sunday, guiding Germany to its fourth World Cup title. But the 54-year-old's career has seen its share of bumps too. READ  

Toni Kroos leaves Bayern Munich for Real Madrid
Kroos arrives in Germany on Tuesday following the World Cup victory. Photo: DPA

Toni Kroos leaves Bayern Munich for Real Madrid

UPDATE: German World Cup star Toni Kroos has signed for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of €30 million, the clubs announced on Thursday morning. Germany, meanwhile, have returned to the top of Fifa's World rankings for the first time in almost 20 years. READ  

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Where now for German World Cup winners?
Schweinsteiger holds the trophy aloft to Berlin's Fan Mile. Photo: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images/DFB/dpa

Where now for German World Cup winners?

After seven weeks together, Germany's World Cup winners have gone their separate ways. Sports writer Doug Revolta looks at what the future holds for the 13 stars who played in the final. READ  

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Football chief: No offence meant by 'gaucho' dance
Six of Germany's players performed the dance. Photo: DPA

Football chief: No offence meant by 'gaucho' dance

UPDATE: President of the German Football Association Wolfgang Niersbach said on Wednesday he was sorry if anyone had "misunderstood" a controversial victory dance by Germany's World Cup winning side. READ  

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Germany's World Cup winners party in Berlin
The players on stage at Berlin's Fan Mile in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

Germany's World Cup winners party in Berlin

Almost a million jubilant fans massed around Berlin on Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes for bringing home football's top prize for the first time since 1990. READ  

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