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      German squad for Brazil friendly announced
German national team coach Joachim Loew has made his selections for the team's friendly against Brazil on 10 August in Stuttgart. Brazilian-born Cacau is back on the squad just in time for an emotional match against his native country.  read full story more
 
         
 
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Sports in Germany: Germany's national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at a training session / copyright dpa Football coach training “made in Germany”
Football is Germany’s most popular sport. At the international level, Germany is one of the most successful football nations in the world, illustrated by the fact that it’s the only one to win both the men's and women's World Cups. To extend the benefits of Germany’s excellent training expertise, the German Football Association (DFB) now offers a Coaching and Technical Development Course (CTDC) at the Hennes Weisweiler academy in Hennef.  more
Sports in Germany: The DFB Cup during the finals of the 2010-11 season / copyright picture alliance/DeFodi The German Football Cup offers a new reward
Germany's domestic cup competition begins on Friday, 29 July, with plenty of lower league sides hoping for an upset. But more and more teams are taking the DFB Pokal seriously, partly because of the potential European rewards.  more
Sports in Germany: Japan's team celebrate with the trophy after the FIFA Women's World Cup final match with the USA in Frankfurt / copyright dpa Japan clinch Women's World Cup in penalty shoot-out
Japan have emerged as the winners in the Women's football World Cup final showdown against the United States. Japan, the tournament's surprise package, secured victory in a penalty shootout after twice coming back from behind.  more
Sports in Germany: Football fans at a public screening event of the Women's World Cup in Frankfurt / copyright dpa Frankfurt in World Cup final fever
Whatever the result of the FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, 17 July, the tournament has already delivered a surprise winner: Japan’s national team. And the big final will be marked by the city’s World Cup motto “Frankfurt – The Heart of Women’s Football” in an atmosphere reflecting the host’s great women’s football tradition.  more
Sports in Germany: USA's Abby Wambach (2-L) heads the 1-2 past France's goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz (C) during the semi-final match of the FIFA Women's World Cup between France and the USA / copyright dpa USA, Japan progress to Women's World Cup finale
The US has booked a place in the Women's World Cup final after downing a gallant France 3-1 in Mönchengladbach. The two-time world champs will be joined by Japan, who beat Sweden 3-1 to make their first final appearance.  more
Sports in Germany: A competitor at CHIO Aachen in 2010 / copyright picture-alliance / Sven Simon World-class equestrian festival underway in Aachen
If you are fond of horses and like equestrian tournaments, you likely won’t want to miss the Aachen World Equestrian Festival (CHIO Aachen), which is on from 8 – 17 July at the horse-riding stadium in Soers/Aachen. The CHIO Aachen (Concours Hippique International Officiel) is a world-class international equestrian tournament that has been staged since 1924 and is organised by the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein.  more
Sports in Germany: Kumagai Saki of Japan (R) scores against Germany in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal match / copyright picture alliance/augenklick/GES Japan ends Germany's World Cup dream
Tournament favourites Germany crashed out of the Women's World Cup in a 0-1 defeat to Japan. Coach Silvia Neid admitted the team were devastated following their quarterfinal exit in extra time.  more
Sports in Germany: Nadine Angerer at the goal for the Germany - France match / copyright dpa Nadine Angerer: Germany’s number one at the goal
"Now that’s what I call football …" The words on goalkeeper Nadine Angerer’s website the day after Germany's 4:2 win against France sound almost like a liberating cry following the exciting encounter. The win and the improved performance in their last preliminary round match secured first place in Group A of the football Women's World Cup for Angerer and the German team. Now, Japan will be Germany’s next challenger in the quarterfinal match on Saturday, 9 July.  more
Sports in Germany: Inka Grings of Germany tackles the ball during the Group A match against France / copyright picture alliance/augenklick/GES Prinz-less Germany beat France to win Group A of Women's football World Cup
Germany defeated France 4-2 in Mönchengladbach on Tuesday to take their third win in Group A and advance to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup at the top of the group. Coach Silvia Neid left the captain, Birgit Prinz, on the bench for the game against France. Prinz's replacement scored twice and was named player of the match.  more
Sports in Germany: Volunteers for the women's football world cup 2011 during a group photoshoot / copyright dpa Behind the scenes with the World Cup Volunteers
Hosting an international event like the Women’s World Cup is a huge undertaking, impossible without the support of volunteers who serve as ambassadors in a wide range of fields. Some 3,000 volunteers from 48 nations, including Prasiddha Khadka from Nepal, are in Germany for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. Young Germany takes you behind the scenes to learn more.  more
 
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