Germany boss Joachim Low believes Manuel Neuer is changing the way goalkeepers approach the game.
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Neuer, 28, was one of the key stars in the German side that claimed the World Cup this summer, with his "sweeper keeper" role during the 2-1 victory over Algeria in the round of 16 attracting widespread attention.
Low has now told German football magazine kicker that the Bayern Munich man is setting a new trend for keepers.
"With our goalkeeper...
Former Germany goalkeeper turned bodybuilder Tim Wiese revealed this week that he is considering a WWE offer to become a wrestler. Now, thanks to a member of parliament, he might have his first opponent lined up: German Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician Matthias Ilgen.
Ilgen, 30, is not only an active politician but a working "bad guy" wrestler who fights under the catchy monicker "Matthias Rudiger Freiherr von Ilgen" -- or "Freiherr" ("Baron") for short.
He challenged Wiese, 32, in Bild:...
You might remember that former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese, who has been without a club since leaving Hoffenheim in January, has turned his attentions to becoming a bodybuilder. As he explained in Bild: "I had to deal with all the negativity, and lifting weights is fun."
Tim Wiese looks very different. pic.twitter.com/BkUErHJ5Cs
- Bundesliga Spotlight (@BundesligaSpot) June 1, 2014
And now, with his professional football career apparently behind him, it appears his hobby might have landed...