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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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Lahm: Germany will deal with Ronaldo

Lahm: Germany will deal with Ronaldo

Germany’s Philipp Lahm insists there will be no special plans for dealing with Cristiano Ronaldo when they open their Euro 2012 campaign against Portugal. The Real Madrid forward has been picked out as the main danger in Germany’s first group

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Lahm to miss France friendly, Bender doubtful

Lahm to miss France friendly, Bender doubtful

Captain Philipp Lahm will miss Wednesday’s friendly game against France in Bremen due to a nagging knee injury while Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender is doubtful with a suspected broken nose, the DFB said. Defender Lahm, who played in Bayern

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Captain Lahm rested for November friendlies

Captain Lahm rested for November friendlies

Germany captain Philipp Lahm will be rested for the friendly games in Ukraine (November, 11th) and against Netherlands in Hamburg (November, 15th) later this month after a busy year for club and country, coach Joachim Löw said on Friday. Löw

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Lahm warned over book, hangs on to captaincy

Lahm warned over book, hangs on to captaincy

Philipp Lahm has been warned by the German Football Association (DFB) about his future conduct after causing irritation with his soon-to-be-published biography. Excerpts from the book have been published in the Bild newspaper over recent days and his criticism of former Germany

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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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Lahm Adds Fuel To The Fire

Lahm Adds Fuel To The Fire

With Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final fast approaching, Germany captain Philipp Lahm has insisted his side are cool, calm and collected – and looking forward to inflicting defeat on Argentina. On Wednesday, German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger opened a war of words

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Lahm not fazed by group wobble

Lahm not fazed by group wobble

Lahm said at the start of the tournament this was the best team he had ever played in, and that view has been reinforced by events so far in South Africa. Germany could hardly have wished for a better start

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