Inter Milan striker Lukas Podolski has said he'll retire from international competition after the 2016 European Championships.
Podolski, who won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with Germany, told Deutscher Fussball-Bund that he wants to add a Euro trophy to his list of titles before ending his career with the national team.
"Currently I see it like this," said the striker. "The European Championships will be my last major tournament."
On loan from Arsenal, Podolski is just beginning his career as an...
Former Germany and Scotland manager Berti Vogts has undergone a long-planned heart operation, the German Football Federation has announced.
The 68-year-old, who coached Germany to success at Euro '96 and was a World Cup winner as a player in 1974, is being treated at the University Hospital of Tubingen, and remains in intensive care.
"They are taking excellent care of me and I'm doing very well,'' Vogts said in German newspaper Bild. "I have known for the last three or four months that I needed...
Johan Cruyff has questioned the fact Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or for the last two years, writing in De Telegraaf: "It's quite clear that this is a FIFA award that I can't take seriously."
Real Madrid star Ronaldo took the award for the 2014 World Player of the Year at the ceremony in Zurich earlier this month, finishing comfortably ahead of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer.
Ronaldo won the Copa del Rey and Champions League last season but had a disappointing World Cup with Portugal, and...
Mexico national team coach Miguel Herrera says he gave his Ballon d'Or number one to Germany's Philipp Lahm, not to winner Cristiano Ronaldo as FIFA's official voting record shows.
According to the FIFA documentation released on the night the award was announced, Herrera's votes were given to first Ronaldo, then Lahm and third Toni Kroos.
The final result for the 2014 poll saw the Real Madrid and Portugal star easily win a third career prize with 37.66 percent of the votes cast by international coaches...