Following in the hallowed footsteps of celebrated footballing thespians Eric Cantona, Vinnie Jones and Andres Iniesta (played the part of "albino pirate" in the Spanish-dubbed version of Aardman animation "Pirates!"), it seems that Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is also about to make his debut on the big screen.
Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has bemoaned the growing role of social media on players in the national team.
Two of the lasting images from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were shot in the Germany dressing room following the opening win against Portugal and the victory in the final against Argentina.
Both shots showed German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrating with Die Nationalmannschaft, while the one taken after the final also featured German President Joachim Gauck joining in with the...
U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was included on Tuesday among 10 FIFA World Coach of the Year nominees. His former Germany assistant turned World Cup-winning coach, Joachim Low, also made the list and is the top contender.
Klinsmann, 50, makes the list for the first time and is also the first U.S. coach to be included on FIFA's short list since the award's inception in 2010. It is also the first time that any U.S. men's coach has made the long list of any major award nomination.
Former U.S. women's...
Ottmar Hitzfeld has told Welt am Sonntag that exhaustion was the reason he turned down the chance to become Germany coach 10 years ago.
Hitzfeld had held talks with the German Football Association (DFB) about taking charge of the national team after their disappointing showing at Euro 2004.
He had just left Bayern Munich, with whom he had won four Bundesliga titles and the Champions League, and was considered the favourite to succeed Rudi Voller.
He turned the DFB down, though -- and has now explained...