Germany defender Jerome Boateng said he was "sad" to be the victim of a racist comment from a German politician on Sunday.
Alexander Gauland of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday that he would "not want to have Boateng as a neighbour."
After representing his country for the 58th time in a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia on Sunday, the 27-year-old expressed his disappointment at Gauland's remarks.
"To be honest, it's sad...
MONTREAL, Quebec -- Americans are naturally loud. Just ask German coach Silvia Neid, who said as much before Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal in expressing a measure of dissatisfaction with sharing a hotel with not only the United States national team but a portion of the red, white and blue masses who follow it.
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The United States defeated Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night in Montreal.
Second-half goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley O'Hara were enough see the U.S. through to the final, where they will meet the winner of Wednesday's clash between England and defending champions Japan.
Neither team were able to break the deadlock in the first half, with Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan going close for the United States.
Just short of the half-hour mark, play was stopped after the...
MONTREAL -- Celia Sasic tied the score with an 84th minute, Nadine Angerer stopped Claire Lavogez in the final attempt of a shootout and Germany beat France 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie on Friday to reach the Women's World Cup semifinals.
The 2003 and '07 World Cup champions will play Tuesday against the winner between the United States and China.
The Germans -- men and women -- have won all five of their World Cup shootouts. And the top-ranked German women have a chance to add another trophy...