Hannover 96 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27239/all en Soccer-Hanover new signing Franca comes up short http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-franca-falls-short-expectations-at-hanover <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 22 (Reuters) - Hanover 96 were feeling a little short-changed with new signing Franca as the Brazilian does not quite measure up to the towering midfielder the Bundesliga club had expected.</p> <p>The 21-year-old left Brazilian first-division club Coritiba after signing a deal to 2016 but after arriving in Germany, coach Mirko Slomka discovered Franca was far shorter than the 1.90m man he had been expecting.</p> <p>In fact he is nine centimetres less than what the club's sports director Joerg Schmadtke had talked about, Slomka said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-franca-falls-short-expectations-at-hanover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hannover 96 Mirko Slomka Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:30:17 +0000 5737664 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Arrests, violence blight Hanover derby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/football-arrests-violence-blight-hanover-derby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 14 police officers were hurt and four football fans were arrested, with dozens more injured, during trouble before Hanover 96's goalless draw with Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday night.</p> <p>Just 70 kilometres separate the two north German clubs and tensions ran high for the first Lower Saxony derby in the Bundesliga since April 1976, with promoted Braunschweig coming into the game bottom the league.</p> <p>Police had deployed dozens of extra officers for the match at the HDI Arena where 47,200 fans had packed into the stadium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/football-arrests-violence-blight-hanover-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football culture Fußball-Bundesliga Hannover 96 AFP Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:17:39 +0000 5984588 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Struggling Hamburg sign new coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140217/football-struggling-hamburg-sign-new-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg on Monday signed experienced coach Mirko Slomka as they seek to avoid what would be their first-ever relegation from German top-flight football.</p> <p>Slomka will be the third coach this season for Hamburg, who already parted company with Thorsten Fink in September and Dutchman Bert van Marwijk last week.</p> <p>Ex-Netherlands coach Van Marwijk, 61, was sacked on Saturday night after Hamburg were drubbed 4-2 at bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig, their seventh consecutive league defeat seeing them set an unwelcome club record.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140217/football-struggling-hamburg-sign-new-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hannover 96 Mirko Slomka Sport in Germany AFP Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:47:41 +0000 6072860 at http://www.globalpost.com Footbal: Strugglers Hamburg stun Russia-bound Dortmund http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/footbal-strugglers-hamburg-stun-russia-bound-dortmund-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 3-0 league defeat at Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg on Saturday, just three days before their Champions League last 16 clash away to Zenit St Petersburg.</p> <p>Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund travel to Russia for Tuesday's first-leg clash, but crashed in Hamburg as new coach Mirko Slomka led the hosts to their first league win since November.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/footbal-strugglers-hamburg-stun-russia-bound-dortmund-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fußball-Bundesliga Hannover 96 Human Interest Mirko Slomka AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:17:26 +0000 6078255 at http://www.globalpost.com