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Klose hangs up national team boots

Klose hangs up national team boots

Germany’s leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose has announced that he will be ending his national team career, with immediate effect. In 137 games for his country, the Polish-born striker scored a record-breaking 71 goals. “In winning the title in Brazil, I

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Captain Philipp Lahm retires

Captain Philipp Lahm retires

Current captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football, less than a week after leading his Germany to its fourth World Cup title. The decision by the 30-year-old Bayern Munich player caught the country by surprise. The news that Lahm

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Women’s football legend Birgit Prinz retires

Women’s football legend Birgit Prinz retires

German women’s football legend Birgit Prinz hung up her boots Friday, putting a bookend on a stellar career after a disappointing 2011 World Cup on home soil. The 33-year-old striker, who played the bulk of her domestic football with Bundesliga

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Injury forces Bernd Schneider to retire

Injury forces Bernd Schneider to retire

Bernd Schneider, nicknamed the “white Brazilian” due to his outstanding technical skills, has asked his club Bayer 04 Leverkusen to cancel his contract. The Bundesliga-club agreed to the request of Bernd Schneider, who has played 81 international games wearing the

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Achilles injury forces Sagnol into retirement

Achilles injury forces Sagnol into retirement

Soccernet – France and Bayern Munich defender Willi Sagnol confirmed on Sunday that he was ending his playing career after failing to recover from an Achilles tendon injury. “Until recently, I travelled to find a specialist who would find a

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Lehmann Retires

Lehmann Retires

Jens Lehmann announced his retirement from the German national team following a talk with DFB-coach Joachim Löw and goalkeepers coach Andreas Köpke on Friday. The 38-year old Lehmann was given his debut on February 18, 1998, in a game against

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