• Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Italy 0-0 Germany: Andrea Belotti goes closest as European giants cancel each other out

    Back in July, this was a fixture that ended in frenzied circumstances, with the Italian totem Gianluigi Buffon in tears and his counterpart Manuel Neuer admitting he had never quite experienced anything like it.

    On that occasion, Germany had defeated Antonio Conte’s Italy in a penalty shoot-out to emerge as victors from the Euro 2016 quarter-finals in France.

    Four months on, and this was the calm after the storm. There were reminders of that fateful evening, with the penalty fall guys Leonardo […]

  • Germany squad visits Pope Francis

    Germany squad visits Pope Francis

    Germany defender defender Mats Hummels has described how the squad experienced “an unforgettable moment” after meeting Pope Francis.

    The national team had spent a day in Rome following their 8-0 win against European minnows San Marino in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, visiting the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City.

    Germany then move on to Milan for a friendly against Italy at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

    Pope Francis was presented with a Germany shirt after granting the squad a 20-minute […]

  • Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    The Azzurri were agonisingly defeated on penalties by Joachim Low’s men during Euro 2016 and the team is seeking revenge in their upcoming friendly clash.

    Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura says his players will be out for revenge when they take on Germany at San Siro.

    Tuesday’s friendly is the first meeting between the two sides since the world champions knocked Italy out of Euro 2016 in a quarter-final penalty shoot-out, when they were managed by Antonio Conte.

    Ventura admits that his side’s […]

  • Gnabry grateful to Arsenal

    Gnabry grateful to Arsenal

    The Werder Bremen winger, who netted a hat-trick on his Germany debut on Friday, feels his time with the Gunners made him the player he is today.

    Werder Bremen attacker Serge Gnabry believes he would not be the player he is today without his time at Arsenal.

    The 21-year-old joined the Arsenal youth academy in 2011 but returned to Germany ahead of the current season after failing to nail down a regular first-team berth.

    Gnabry has since impressed with a number of stand-out […]

  • Governor Yahaya Bello returns to Nigeria after eye surgery in Germany… See photos

    Governor Yahaya Bello returns to Nigeria after eye surgery in Germany… See photos

    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has returned to Nigeria, after undergoing eye surgery in Germany.

    Bello arrived just over an hour ago, in the company of some of his trusted aides and officials.

    The Governor, who was declared missing, left the country to correct an eye ailment that had been troubling him for sometime .

    All state functions were put on hold leaving the Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, with only the duty of receiving visitors on behalf of his

  • Low becomes Germany’s most successful manager EVER

    Low becomes Germany’s most successful manager EVER

    The crushing 8-0 victory over San Marino on Friday was the 95th win during a 10-year reign at the helm of Die Mannschaft for their World Cup-winning coach.

    Joachim Low is now officially the most successful manager in the history of the German national team.

    There had been some confusion as to whether he already held that record outright, but there is now no doubt after he collected a 95th success on Friday night.

    Low reached the notable landmark in some style, with […]

  • San Marino 0-8 Germany: Former Arsenal striker Gnabry hits hat-trick on debut

    San Marino 0-8 Germany: Former Arsenal striker Gnabry hits hat-trick on debut

    The former Arsenal forward struck thrice, with goals from Khedira, Volland, an own goal and a double from Jonas Hector concluding the scoring.

    A hat-trick from debutant Serge Gnabry helped Germany breeze past minnows San Marino 8-0 to extend their lead at the top of World Cup qualification Group C.

    Gnabry’s trio, a brace from Jonas Hector, Sami Khedira and Kevin Volland strikes and a late own goal sealed victory for the world champions in a game which often resembled a training […]

  • Former Arsenal’ goalkeeper Lehmann fined over involvement in hit-and-run

    Former Arsenal’ goalkeeper Lehmann fined over involvement in hit-and-run

    Former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been fined €42,500 for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident last year as he faced three separate charges in a Bavarian district court on Wednesday.

     

    Starnberg district court fined Lehmann, 47, for his part in an incident in Munich city centre when he was a passenger in a car involved in a collision. Lehmann was found to have refused to cooperate when police attempted to gather details of the incident.

    Prosecutors had sought for […]

  • Man beaten to death in Germany after urinating near church

    Man beaten to death in Germany after urinating near church

    A man in Southern Germany was beaten to death by four men after he publicly urinated near a church, police said on Thursday.

    Police are searching for the four men who hurled insults and attacked the 51-year-old man recently after he was seen urinating close to a church in Freiburg, a city in Germany’s traditionally Catholic south.

    According to police, the man told his son about the attack before succumbing to his injuries later that day.

    However an autopsy confirmed that he died […]

  • Governor Okorocha debunks claim that Buhari’s trip to Germany was for medicals

    Governor Okorocha debunks claim that Buhari’s trip to Germany was for medicals

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who was part of the president’s entourage to Berlin, Germany, on Sunday debunked the speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari’s three-day visit to Germany was more of a medical trip than a state visit.

    Second Republic politician, Dr Junaid Muhammed, had, in a media interview, alleged that Buhari visited Germany on Friday to seek medical attention over an undisclosed illness.

    Dismissing this claim during an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja, the Imo Governor stated that […]

  • Buhari was in Germany for medical treatment – Junaid Mohammed

    Buhari was in Germany for medical treatment – Junaid Mohammed

    With the dust yet to settle over an interview Aisha Buhari granted the British Broadcasting Corporation, a Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has stated that the President’s recent trip to Germany was for medical reasons.

    Mohammed, a Russian-trained medical doctor, revealed this in an interview on Saturday.

    Mrs. Buhari had accused an unnamed cabal, made up of individuals who were not part of the struggle for Buhari’s emergence as president, of having hijacked the Presidency.

    Expressing her frustration, Mrs. Buhari threatened not to […]