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Rudiger ready to play ‘a little dirty’ against Mbappe and France as Germany prepare for Euro 2020 opener
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Rudiger ready to play ‘a little dirty’ against Mbappe and France as Germany prepare for Euro 2020 opener

The Chelsea defender admits that Die Mannschaft are going to need to master dark arts against the reigning world champions Antonio Rudiger is ready to play "a little dirty" when Germany open their Euro 2020 campaign against Kylian Mbappe and a star-studded France side on Tuesday. Die Mannschaft have been handed the toughest of draws for this summer's festival of football, with the so-called 'Group of Death' also set to see them lock horns with title holders Portugal and dark horses Hungary. The reigning world champions are first up for Joachim Low's side, with an early opportunity being presented to put down a marker to continental rivals, and Rudiger admits that dark arts are going to be required in order to master Mbappe and Co.
Werner must be more selfish!’ – Ex-Germany boss Vogts
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Werner must be more selfish!’ – Ex-Germany boss Vogts

The man who coached Die Mannschaft to victory at the 1996 European Championships has offered the misfiring forward some advice Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be "more selfish" in the final third. Werner was included in Joachim Low's final 26-man squad for the European Championships despite an underwhelming first season in the Premier League with Chelsea. The 25-year-old became a Champions League winner with the Blues but saw his finishing ability called into question on a regular basis, and Vogts thinks he must learn to be more single-minded when he gets into dangerous positions.
‘No more experiments’ – Kroos calls for Germany to improve tactically ahead of France showdown
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‘No more experiments’ – Kroos calls for Germany to improve tactically ahead of France showdown

The midfielder has warned Die Mannschaft that they cannot afford to make any mistakes against the world champions at Euro 2020 Toni Kroos has called for Germany to improve tactically ahead of their European Championships showdown with France. Germany will open their Euro 2020 campaign with a Group F clash against France, who reached the final of the tournament in 2016 before winning the World Cup two years later. Les Bleus are being billed as favourites to win the continental trophy, and Kroos has warned his Die Mannschaft team-mates that they will have to execute the perfect game plan in order to pick up a positive result on Tuesday night.
Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming
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Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming

The midfielder confirmed he won't be going back on his decision to retire from international football after being unveiled at Fenerbahce Mesut Ozil has ruled out a return to the German national team, while insisting that he has no plans for a Bundesliga homecoming in the future. Ozil racked up 94 caps for Germany between 2009 and 2018, scoring 23 goals and laying on 43 assists while also getting his hands on the World Cup. The midfielder played a key role in Die Mannschaft's run to glory at the 2014 finals in Brazil, but was unable to help Joachim Low's side defend their title four years later in Russia.  
Gotze shedding no tears over Germany snub as he credits Klopp & Guardiola’s impact on his career
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Gotze shedding no tears over Germany snub as he credits Klopp & Guardiola’s impact on his career

The 27-year-old was not included in Joachim Low's 2018 World Cup squad, but insists he has learned from the rejection Mario Gotze has opened up on his omission from Germany's 2018 World Cup squad, claiming he is "not a guy who will cry about it". The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has enjoyed an illustrious career at international level, racking up 63 caps in total and scoring 17 goals. Gotze was the hero in the 2014 World Cup final, grabbing the winning goal in a 1-0 extra-time triumph over Argentina, which secured a fourth crown for Die Mannschaft.
Gernot Rohr Hopes Kevin Akpoguma Will Choose Nigeria Over Germany
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Gernot Rohr Hopes Kevin Akpoguma Will Choose Nigeria Over Germany

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes former German youth international Kevin Akpoguma decides to play for his team. This comes after the manager was in Europe to embark on a scouting mission last weekend where he watched the Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Rohr revealed his delight after watching the central defender and says he plans to hold talks with Akpoguma over an invitation ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. ”I watched him play for Hoffenheim against Frankfurt on Saturday. Kevin is an excellent match for the players we are on the lookout for,” Rohr told SWR. ”But he’ll have to decide soon whether he wants to wear the colors of Nigeria and I’ll call him in the next few days.” The defender added that it’s an honour to see Roh...

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