Sport in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24422/all en Soccer-Dortmund to continue youth-based policy, says Klopp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund will continue to rely on developing young players rather than copying Bayern Munich's policy of expensive transfers, coach Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I read somewhere that we are planning a 40-million euro counter-attack," Klopp told the Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) in an interview at the team's winter training camp in Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731706 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Schalke lose sleep but not hope after Bayern demolition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-schalke-lose-sleep-not-hope-after-bayern-demolition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Schalke's players had trouble sleeping after a 5-0 demolition by Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in a friendly this week, midfielder Roman Neustaedter said.</p> <p>"We thought about it a lot and could not put this game aside easily," Neustaedter told reporters. "Many of us slept very little that night after the game (on Tuesday) because we were extremely angered by our performance."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-schalke-lose-sleep-not-hope-after-bayern-demolition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732547 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Stuttgart extend deals with Roecker and Japan's Sakai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-stuttgart-extend-deals-roecker-and-japans-sakai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - VfB Stuttgart extended deals with 21-year-old Japan international Gotoku Sakai and German Benedikt Roecker to 2016 and 2015 respectively on Thursday, days after agreeing new contracts with their fellow defender Georg Niedermeier and two other players.</p> <p>Europa League competitors Stuttgart went into the Bundesliga winter break in ninth place after three wins in the last four games to stay in contention for another European spot next season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-stuttgart-extend-deals-roecker-and-japans-sakai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732615 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Crowd favourite Sahin back at Dortmund on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-soccer-crowd-favourite-sahin-back-at-dortmund-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sahin played in Dortmund from 2000-2011</p> <p>* Turkey international had spells at Real Madrid, Liverpool (Updates with more details, quotes, Schmelzer contract extension)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Playmaker and crowd favourite Nuri Sahin returned to Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal after unsuccessful spells at Real Madrid and Liverpool over the past 18 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-soccer-crowd-favourite-sahin-back-at-dortmund-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Nuri Sahin Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733266 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Bayern want title for departing coach Heynckes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/preview-soccer-bayern-want-title-departing-coach-heynckes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Leaders Bayern Munich take on bottom-placed Greuther Fuerth on the league restart on Saturday hoping it will mark the beginning of another winning run that will crown the departure of coach Jupp Heynckes with the Bundesliga title.</p> <p>The 67-year-old Heynckes said he would retire in May with Pep Guardiola, the former hugely successful Barcelona coach, taking over from next season in a major coup for the Bavarians announced late on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/preview-soccer-bayern-want-title-departing-coach-heynckes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735498 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Schalke edge Hanover in nine-goal bonanza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 scored four times in the second half to beat battling Hanover 96 5-4 and climb to fifth in a dazzling restart to the Bundesliga season on Friday following a four-week winter break.</p> <p>It was not until Lewis Holtby, who is joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season, restored a two-goal cushion two minutes from time that Schalke wrapped up the three points.</p> <p>The Champions League side started strongly with Marco Hoeger and Julian Draxler missing good chances in the opening minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Germany Julian Draxler Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736436 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Schalke edge Hanover in nine-goal bonanza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with quotes)</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 scored four times in the second half to beat battling Hanover 96 5-4 for their first win since November and climb to fifth in a dazzling restart to the Bundesliga season on Friday following a four-week winter break.</p> <p>It was not until Lewis Holtby, who is joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season, restored a two-goal cushion two minutes from time that Schalke wrapped up the three points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736450 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bundesliga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-bundesliga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Saturday Saturday, January 19 Werder Bremen 0 Borussia Dortmund 5 Marco Reus 9, Mario Goetze 19, Felipe Santana 48, Robert Lewandowski 81, Jakub Blaszczykowski 85 Halftime: 0-2; Attendance: 42,100 - - - Mainz 0 Red Card: Shawn Parker 89 Freiburg 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-bundesliga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736623 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mandzukic double gives leaders Bayern comfortable win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortable-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Forward Mario Mandzukic struck twice to steer Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a 2-0 victory over bottom-placed Greuther Fuerth on Saturday to protect their nine-point lead as the league resumed after a four-week mid-season break.</p> <p>The hosts, who secured a major coup in midweek when they announced the signing of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola for next season, never hit top form in a largely one-sided game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortable-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:00:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736633 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Mandzukic gives Bayern win, Dortmund crush Bremen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bayern stay nine points clear at the top</p> <p>* Dortmund demolish hosts Bremen 5-0 (Writes through, adds Dortmund win)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Mario Mandzukic struck twice to steer Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win over bottom club Greuther Fuerth on Saturday to protect their nine-point lead as the league resumed after a four-week mid-season break.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736661 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Wolfsburg keeper Benaglio's contract extension not valid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglios-contract-extension-not-valid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Vfl Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio's contract extension binding him to the 2009 Bundesliga champions until 2017 is not valid due to a missing signature, the club said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Swiss international, who has been at Wolfsburg since 2008, agreed to the new deal in May last year but could be a free agent at the end of the season due to a missing signature on the contract.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglios-contract-extension-not-valid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Germany UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738279 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Passionate Leverkusen aim to cut Bayern lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-passionate-leverkusen-aim-cut-bayern-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen were far from title contenders when the season started but the second-placed team on Saturday can cut the gap with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to six points with a win over surprise package Freiburg.</p> <p>Leverkusen's coaching duo of Sami Hyypia and Sascha Lewandowski have created a hugely exciting team that has now won six of their last seven league games to firmly establish themselves as one to be reckoned with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-passionate-leverkusen-aim-cut-bayern-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738729 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dortmund coach Klopp pledges to improve home record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-dortmund-coach-klopp-pledges-improve-home-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp pledged to improve the Bundesliga champions' recent home record with a win over Nuremberg on Friday that would lift them level with second-placed Bayer Leverkusen on 33 points.</p> <p>Dortmund, who have won only one of their last five home games, are in third place, 12 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who visit VfB Stuttgart on Sunday, and three adrift of Leverkusen who play Freiburg on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-dortmund-coach-klopp-pledges-improve-home-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Juergen Klopp Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738768 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dominant Dortmund ease past Nuremberg to go second http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-dominant-dortmund-ease-past-nuremberg-go-second <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund eased past Nuremberg 3-0 on Friday with two goals from Jakub Blaszczykowski to move into second place in the Bundesliga with their third straight league win.</p> <p>The Poland midfielder converted a spot kick in the 18th minute and drilled in his eighth goal of the season three minutes later.</p> <p>Fellow countryman Robert Lewandowski fired in another in the 88th to lift champions Dortmund to 36 points, ahead on goal difference from Bayer Leverkusen, who take on Freiburg on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-dominant-dortmund-ease-past-nuremberg-go-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:45:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739655 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Dominant Dortmund ease past Nuremberg to go second http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-dominant-dortmund-ease-past-nuremberg-go-second <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Blaszczykowski scores twice</p> <p>* Dortmund jump into second spot (Updates with details, quotes)</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Champions Borussia Dortmund eased past Nuremberg 3-0 on Friday with two goals from Jakub Blaszczykowski to move into second place in the Bundesliga with their third straight league win.</p> <p>The Poland midfielder converted a spot kick in the 18th minute and drilled in his eighth goal of the season three minutes later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-dominant-dortmund-ease-past-nuremberg-go-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739673 at http://www.globalpost.com