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Neuer cautious over Ballon d'Or prospects
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Neuer cautious over Ballon d'Or prospects

Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Friday played down his prospects of securing the World Player of the Year award over holder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. READ  

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No Boxing Day football tradition for Germans
Germans football fans will have nothing to watch this Boxing Day Photo: DPA

No Boxing Day football tradition for Germans

Defying national stereotypes, it is British footballers who will be braving the freezing cold to take to the pitch on Boxing Day, whilst Germany's players are already sunning themselves on their winter break until the end of January. READ  

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon
A female homing pigeon. Photo: DPA

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon

A breeder in Düsseldorf has offered a €10,000 reward after thieves stole a homing pigeon worth €150,000 from his aviary. READ  

Berlin's FC Union swaps footy for carols
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Berlin's FC Union swaps footy for carols

The stadium's terraces are packed to capacity with the crowd singing loudly, but there's no match on - floodlit football has been replaced with carols by candlelight. READ  

Adidas sells three million World Cup shirts
World Cup-winning manager Joachim Löw accepts the award at a gala in Baden Baden on Sunday Photo. DPA

Adidas sells three million World Cup shirts

Football fans have snapped up a total of more than three million replica kits of their world-cup winning heroes, Adidas announced, with much of that boost coming in the run-up to Christmas. The team were also honoured as Germany's "Sportsmen of the Year" on Sunday. READ  

German bank sues Ecclestone for €345mn
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German bank sues Ecclestone for €345mn

German bank BayernLB is seeking €345 million ($423 million) in a lawsuit against Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone over the 2006 sale of the sport's rights, according to a report. READ  

Löw aims for Euro 2016 with new-look Germany
Joachim Löw holding the World Cup trophy. File photo: DPA

Löw aims for Euro 2016 with new-look Germany

World Cup winners Germany have suffered something of a hangover since their triumph in Brazil, but coach Joachim Löw is hoping a new-look side can go on to claim more glory at Euro 2016. READ  

Reus fined €540k for no driving licence
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Reus fined €540k for no driving licence

Germany and Dortmund football star Marco Reus was hit by a €540,000 fine Thursday, after state prosecutors in Dortmund confirmed he has been driving for years without a licence. READ  

Back of the net for Neuer's dream villa
Bavaria's Tegernsee offers premier league views: Photo: DPA

Back of the net for Neuer's dream villa

It's classy and very glassy, and took some getting past the defence of the local building committee. But Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can now build his dream home on an exclusive Bavarian lakeside - albeit without the woman who designed it with him. READ  

Bayern blackmailer gets stiff jail term
The attempted blackmailer in court on Monday. Photo: DPA

Bayern blackmailer gets stiff jail term

UPDATE: A man who admitted to trying to blackmail jailed football legend Uli Hoeneß, former boss of Bayern Munich, for hundreds of thousands of euros was sentenced to three years nine months in prison on Tuesday. READ  

Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine
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Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted Monday he is relishing facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League when the clubs meet for the first time in the last 16. READ  

Germans eager to welcome Olympics: poll
Berlin's Olympic stadaium from the 1936 games. Photo: DPA

Germans eager to welcome Olympics: poll

The majority of Germans support their country's bid to host the 2024 Olympic games, a survey published on Monday showed. READ  

Bayern romp clear while Dortmund lose again
Pep Guardiola and the Bayern Munich coaching staff celebrate victory against Augsburg. Photo: DPA

Bayern romp clear while Dortmund lose again

Bayern Munich underlined their status as Bundesliga champions-in-waiting as Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of Augsburg moved them 10 points clear at the top of the German league, but it was more misery for Borussia Dortmund. READ  

Ribery's 100th goal keeps Bayern ahead
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Ribery's 100th goal keeps Bayern ahead

Bayern Munich continued their seemingly relentless march towards a 25th German title as Franck Ribery's 100th goal for the Bundesliga leaders secured Saturday's 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen. READ  

Götze's winning World Cup boot nets fortune
Mario Götze scores the winner for Germany against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Photo: DPA

Götze's winning World Cup boot nets fortune

Mario Götze's left boot, with which he scored the World Cup-winning goal, has raised €2 million (US$2.45m) for the German charity event "A Heart for Children", organisers revealed Saturday. READ  

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