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Löw hints at Ballack regret

Löw hints at Ballack regret

Germany coach Joachim Löw concedes the process which led to the end of Michael Ballack’s international career should have been handled better. Ballack was expected to lead his country at last year’s World Cup finals but suffered an injury in Chelsea’s

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Ballack leads Bayer to win

Ballack leads Bayer to win

Ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack led Bayer Leverkusen to their first win of the season on Sunday as Czech midfielder Michal Kadlec’s late goal sealed a 1-0 win at home to Werder Bremen. Last season’s German league runners-up have had a

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Ballack’s Germany career over

Ballack’s Germany career over

Michael Ballack, a towering figure in German football for the past decade, is no longer part of the national squad after 98 appearances for his country. The national football federation (DFB) made the announcement on Thursday, ending months of speculation over

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Löw impressed with Ballack’s recent form

Löw impressed with Ballack’s recent form

Coach Joachim Löw said on Sunday he is impressed with the recent form of former captain Michael Ballack as the 34-year-old looks to return to international football. Ballack made the last of his 98 appearances for Germany in the pre-World Cup

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Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Germany captain Michael Ballack has said he will fight to win back his place in the national side, despite being left out of the squads for the last two Euro 2012 qualifiers and picking up a new injury on Saturday.

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Ballack to remain captain

Ballack to remain captain

Joachim Löw, coach of Germany’s national football team, confirmed Wednesday that veteran midfielder Michael Ballack will remain his first-choice captain despite being left out of their opening Euro 2012 qualifying games. Ballack, 33, has been dropped for the first two

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Ballack: Germany’s time has come

Ballack: Germany’s time has come

The 33-year-old – who was ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury in Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup final win over Portsmouth – admitted avenging the Euro 2008 final defeat by Spain in their World Cup semi-final

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Captaincy row threatens German harmony

Captaincy row threatens German harmony

A row over the captaincy of the German national team threatens to torpedo the harmony within the side as the three-time champion takes on Spain in the semifinals of the World Cup Wednesday. Injured captain Michael Ballack showed up in

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