German football will be wishing its two star players Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski farewell from the international scene in a football game in their honour, according to the apex football body in Germany – the DFB.


Both players retired recently from international football, Schweinsteiger in July and Podolski this week. Schweinsteiger played for 12 years for Die Mannschaft, winning the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil and captaining the side to the Euro 2016 in France. The German national team coach Joachim Low said: “Bastian and Lukas have huge merits for the national team, the DFB, and Germany’s football in general. I know it means a lot to them to play one more time for Germany. This proves how much the team meant and still means to them.”

On the other hand, Podolski has 9 more games than Schweinsteiger to his belt with his 129 caps record that is the third highest in German football history. He made the announcement on Monday, adding that he wants to focus on other things in his life. Podolski scored 49 goals in his 12 year campaign for Germany, announcing his retirement via a Facebook post that reads: Continue reading

Schweinsteiger took to his profile on Facebook to address the fans regarding the disappointment of the team to lift the trophy in France, despite being the favourites. The failure to do so was


The German football at the tournament was decent and even in the game against the hosts, the former Bayern Munich player says they were just unlucky. Schweinsteiger became the captain in 2014 and has played 120 games for the national team. He conceded the penalty that led to the first goal when he used his hand to block the ball in the 18 yard box. Antoine Greizmann converted the penalty and it became the beginning of the end for the German team.

The Manchester United player in his post didn’t address the reports that he is set to retire from international football, especially since he is 31 already and has been struggling with injuries of recent. In the open letter he posted on the German Football Association’s Facebook page, he wrote: “Dear fans, I have one word: pity. Our dream has not been fulfilled. We haven’t reached the final and there will be no magic night to follow the one in Rio.”Continue reading

Oliver Bierhoff provides his support to Jerome Boateng after racist remarks from German politician


The general manager of the German national team Oliver Bierhoff has provided his support to Jerome Boateng, who has been the subject of racist remarks from a German politician. Bierhoff has stated that Boateng has not been affected by the comments but insist that these kinds of statements should be condemned.

He said that Jerome Boateng is relaxed about these remarks, and he has not let himself been affected by them. However, Bierhoff believes that these unnecessary comments have hurt Boateng’s family, and this has definitely affected his private life.

The player who is currently with the German national side is preparing himself for the Euros. He will be having a final friendly match on Saturday before heading to France where they will be playing against Ukraine in their first match. Boateng will have preferred to avoid such unnecessary issues before an important tournament as the Euros and Bierhoff was keen to provide his support to his player.Continue reading

German team, Deinster SV used a digital form of ‘black face’ to protest against a racist attack on two Sudanese refugee players, drawing concerns to the issue.

The team posted the digitally-manipulated image its Facebook page’s header graphic, as well on its page’s wall with a message explaining the meaning behind it.


When the interpreted, the post explained that their friend and fellow players were “insulted and beaten” on racial grounds. It was capped off with #DividedWeFall and #UnitedWeStand.

“This is just sad! Violence against refugees is pathetic.

“Emad and Amar — you belong to us … and we are pleased that you are with us!”

The action drew a lot of commendation with many commenters congratulating the club for its “great response” against the “xenophobic attacks.” However, some social media users have pointed out the club had used a form of ‘black face’ as an offensive act in itself. The defiant response to an alleged racist attack on two of its players.

They wrote a message detailing the alleged attack alongside the post, outlining their support for the players who are Sudanese refugees. Emad was allegedly pushed to the ground and beaten as the men were subjected to verbal and physical abuse. The head coach, Soenke Kreibich, told the Jetzt website the reason behind the action.Continue reading

Germany are the current champions of the world of football as they won the latest edition of the World Cup which was back in 2014 and the German nation emerged victorious in a rather dominant fashion as they went through the group stages without suffering a single loss and only conceded 4 goals while managing to score 18 goals.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the German national side is the favorites of winning the upcoming tournaments including the 2016 Euro’s which is looming nearer and nearer.

As a way to prepare for the 2016 Euro’s, Germany has played a few friendly encounters against England and Italy. The team of Joachim managed to cruise past a 4-1 triumph over the Italian nation but they crumbled to a 2-3 when facing off with the English side.These 2 friendly matches that Germany recently played have helped Joachim Low to identify some of the weaknesses of his team.

“Against England, we lost our discipline and concentration, plus our conviction in the final phase. It was better against Italy, but there were still things we have to work on.”The fact we didn’t pull out all the stops is understandable, but when the teams plays well, then we have options.Nevertheless, there are a few areas such as our behavior in defence, our build-up play and our running patterns which we must improve on.” Germany’s Joachim Low said.Continue reading

Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was recently crowned as the African Player of the Year following an impressive run of form in 2015. This has led to rumours about a swift departure from Dortmund like several other top players before him.

Over the years, the club has been in a constant state of decline due to the loss of several top players like Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze on a consistent basis. Some of the few remaining top names at Dortmund includeTuchel and Marco Reus. Even these players are thought to be contemplating leaving Dortmund in order to win trophies.

German football saw the rise of Dortmund a few years ago when they were managed by Jurgen Klopp. Despite being on a limited budget, Klopp managed to make Dortmund into title winners. Their success over perennial winners Bayern Munich was not achieved in just one campaign, but for several years. It has only been since the Champions League final loss in 2013 that they have been in a decline. Despite rumours surrounding the future ofAubameyang, manager Thomas Tuchel claims that the player will not be leaving in January. The 26-year-old African has contributed an astonishing 38% of the goals scored by Dortmund this season.Continue reading