De Bruyne stars, leads Belgium to 3-2 win in GermanyMarch 28, 2023 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne steered Belgium to a 3-2 friendly win over Germany in new coach Domenico Tedesco’s return home on Tuesday.
De Bruyne set up both opening goals then sealed the victory just as Germany was threatening an equalizer after recovering from a very poor opening half hour.
Germany’s rebuilding hurt by Havertz, Schlotterbeck absencesMarch 27, 2023 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Hansi Flick’s quest to rebuild has been hampered once again, this time by injuries to Kai Havertz and Nico Schlotterbeck.
Flick had been hoping to establish some continuity among his key players to create a strong foundation for more important games to come, but Havertz and Schlotterbeck have dropped out of the squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Belgium after playing in the 2-0 win over Peru on Saturday.
Euro 2024 host Germany looks to rebuild after World CupMarch 24, 2023 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Another World Cup failure, another rebuild for Germany. This time there's even more at stake.
Germany will host next year's European Championship and is desperate to avoid another debacle at its home tournament ahead of playing Peru in a friendly on Saturday.
Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil retires at 34March 22, 2023 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Former Real Madrid and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, retired from soccer Wednesday at the age of 34.
Europe’s top teams get ready to start Euro 2024 qualifyingMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Three months after the World Cup ended, qualifying for the next European Championship starts this week with several of the biggest teams looking to rebound.
France came within a penalty shootout of winning back-to-back World Cup titles, losing to Argentina in the final, but Spain, Germany and Italy all went through humbling experiences either before or during last year's tournament in Qatar.
Germany hopes to repair reputation before hosting Euro 2024March 20, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — With the European Championship looming next year, host Germany hopes this week to start repairing the tattered reputation of its men’s national soccer team.
Two World Cup flops and a poor showing in between have taken their toll on what was a proud heritage for Germany.
Germany coach Flick to test out new players in friendliesMarch 17, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Hansi Flick picked five uncapped players Friday for upcoming friendlies in an experimental first squad since being eliminated in the group stage at the World Cup.
Marozsán ends Germany soccer career before World CupMarch 13, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsán said Monday she is retiring from international soccer before this year's Women's World Cup because she is still feeling the effects of a serious knee injury.
Klinsmann arrives in South Korea, targets Asian Cup titleMarch 8, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann has arrived to start his job as head coach of South Korea’s national team and immediately set a target of ending an Asian Cup drought that has stretched for more than 60 years.
World Cup qualifying enters final days, with 10 spots leftFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
There are still 10 spots left unclaimed for this summer’s Basketball World Cup, with all but one of them expected to be decided on Sunday.
Angola became the 22nd team to qualify for the 32-team field, getting in on Saturday.
Germany to host Belgium for friendly as both teams rebuildJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will host Belgium for a friendly match in March as both teams look to move on from disappointing group-stage exits at the World Cup, the German soccer federation said Friday.
Rudi Völler to take over as Germany team’s sporting directorJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany striker and coach Rudi Völler is the new sporting director of the men's national team, the German soccer federation said Thursday.
Federation president Bernd Neuendorf and vice president Hans-Joachim Watzke will present Völler as Oliver Bierhoff’s replacement on Friday.
Vitola, Berreiter each pick up 2 medals in World Cup lugeJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Elina Ieva Vitola of Latvia and Anna Berreiter of Germany each won a pair of medals on Sunday in World Cup luge races.
Vitola helped host Latvia win the team relay, and Berreiter won gold in the women’s singles race earlier in the day.
World Cup ski races canceled after lack of snow in GermanyJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A lack of snow in the unseasonably warm European winter forced organizers Tuesday to cancel two men's World Cup ski races in Germany two weeks ahead of schedule.
History-making Frappart on Women’s World Cup referees listJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ZURICH (AP) — The six female match officials who worked at the men’s World Cup in Qatar including history maker Stéphanie Frappart were also selected Monday by FIFA for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will have 13 men in the video review team.
Müller still available for Germany after World Cup failureJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Thomas Müller ruled out international retirement Monday after Germany's failure at the World Cup, saying he will remain available for selection.
Germans take 5 of possible 6 medals in bobsled at WinterbergJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Francesco Friedrich ended a three-race winless drought on Sunday, driving to a four-man World Cup victory to cap a day when Germany won five out a possible six medals.
Friedrich and his team of Thorsten Margis, Candy Bauer and Alexander Schuller finished their two runs in 1 minute, 49.07 seconds.
Kaillie Humphries of US keeps monobob series lead in GermanyJanuary 7, 2023 GMT
WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. remained in the World Cup monobob season points lead Saturday, after finishing second to Germany's Laura Nolte in the first race of 2023.
Nolte got her second consecutive win, both times with Humphries finishing second.
Kimberley Bos of Netherlands gets 3rd career skeleton winJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Kimberley Bos of the Netherlands got the third World Cup skeleton win of her career on Friday. Just like the other two victories, it came at Winterberg.
The Olympic bronze medalist overcame wet track conditions to hold off Canada's Mirela Rahneva for the win.
Kristoffersen gets 1st win on ski from former rival HirscherJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — For years, Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher fought fierce battles against each other in the men's Alpine skiing World Cup.
On Wednesday, the Norwegian and the Austrian won a race together for the time since teaming up last summer.
Christoph Kramer extends Gladbach contract to 2025January 3, 2023 GMT
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — German midfielder Christoph Kramer extended his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach for another two seasons Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Kramer, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, had been due to become a free agent at the end of the season.
German clubs face long wait to play again after World CupDecember 29, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Spare a thought for German soccer fans over the holidays. Not only did their national team's World Cup end embarrassingly early in the group stage, they face a long wait to see any club games.
‘Always one step ahead’: Swiss skier Odermatt wins againDecember 29, 2022 GMT
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Make it five wins in 12 starts for Marco Odermatt this season.
The Swiss skier maintained his dazzling form in the last World Cup race of 2022 by dominating a super-G on one of the tour’s toughest courses.
Decisions loom in Asia ahead of next championship cycleDecember 13, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One is definitely staying on. One is already gone. One among the maybes doesn't want to talk about his immediate football future while he's on vacation.
The six teams from Asia are home after the continent’s most successful World Cup group stage ever.
Germany wins men’s luge doubles, Italy takes women’s raceDecember 10, 2022 GMT
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany had the fastest time in both heats on their way to winning a World Cup luge men’s doubles race Saturday.
Germany also got silver, with Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt placing second.
Ronaldo fails again in likely last chance to win World CupDecember 10, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo choked up with emotion as the tears ran down his cheeks. He momentarily covered his face with his hand, but couldn't hide his disappointment.
Germany captain Manuel Neuer breaks leg while skiingDecember 10, 2022 GMT
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Germany and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg while skiing.
The goalkeeper said in an Instagram post on Saturday that he underwent surgery on Friday.
Dutch eliminated from World Cup in Louis van Gaal’s finaleDecember 10, 2022 GMT
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — The Dutch were outnumbered in their quarterfinal match at the World Cup.
Argentina had one Lionel Messi and the Netherlands had none.
And still, the Oranje came back and forced extra time in a knockout match for the ages by scoring in the 83rd minute and then on a playground-type restart in the 11th — yes, 11th!
Morocco coach skeptical World Cup can open door to EuropeDecember 9, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco coach Walid Regragui has guided his team to the World Cup quarterfinals — the first time an Arab nation has advanced that far in the tournament.
Brazil wants to keep dancing against Croatia at World CupDecember 8, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil wants to keep the dancing going at the World Cup when it faces Croatia on Friday with a spot in the semifinals on the line.
The Brazilians have made it clear they will not back from their goal celebrations in Qatar despite criticism by some.
Hansi Flick staying as Germany coach despite World Cup flopDecember 7, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coach is staying, the head of its league is not.
The German soccer federation maintained its trust in Hansi Flick as national team coach on Wednesday despite the disappointing World Cup performance.