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Player Profile: Thomas Müller

Player Profile: Thomas Müller

There are easier surnames for a German footballer to possess than Müller, especially if you happen to be a Bayern Munich striker. There can be no avoiding comparisons with the legendary Gerd Müller, but this eloquent and intelligent young man

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Player Profile: Mesut Özil

Player Profile: Mesut Özil

A German-born son of a Turkish immigrant, this young midfielder has brought much-needed finesse and improvisation to the German midfield since establishing himself in the side this season. His magical left-foot can open any door, leading to the kind of

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Player Profile: Per Mertesacker

Player Profile: Per Mertesacker

This 1.98m giant can certainly be considered the rock at the heart of the German defence, a real bastion of strength in national coach Joachim Low’s side. Thanks to his outstanding physique, excellent positional play and now extensive international experience,

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Player Profile: Toni Kroos

Player Profile: Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos has already achieved much in his fledgling career. Now, aged just 20, the creative midfielder stands on the brink of a World Cup debut with Germany. The global showdown in South Africa would not be his first international

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Player Profile: Jerome Boateng

Player Profile: Jerome Boateng

Although Jerome Boateng often conveys a rather casual demeanour, the 1.90m defender is one of the toughest tacklers in the Bundesliga. The 21-year-old is equally adept at centre-back as he is on the right and has developed into one of

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Player Profile: Sami Khedira

Player Profile: Sami Khedira

A dynamic and industrious central midfielder with great skill on the ball, Khedira has the gargantuan task of stepping into the shoes of injured national team captain Michael Ballack. He came through the ranks of hometown club Stuttgart, breaking into

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Player Profile: Miroslav Klose

Player Profile: Miroslav Klose

What else needs to be said about one of Germany’s most experienced players in the current squad? You’ve seen his heroics in the past two World Cups, scoring 5 goals in 2002 and winning the Golden Boot in 2006. He

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Player Profile: Philipp Lahm

Player Profile: Philipp Lahm

Lahm is widely recognised as one of world football’s best full-backs and he is a vital member of the German team, whether operating on the left or right side of defense. Having shone at the 2006 World Cup, as well

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