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Germany back on top in FIFA ranking for first time in two years

Germany’s triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw’s side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively. Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Kerber advances as Federer and Djokovic’s opponents retire

German number one seed Angelique Kerber is into the second round of Wimbledon. In the men’s draw, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic progressed after their opponents retired injured. Continue reading

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Semenya among athletes who could require hormone therapy to compete

Olympic champion Caster Semenya and others with hyperandrogenism could be forced in to hormone therapy if they want to compete in future Games. A study found that females with high testosterone levels have an advantage. Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Wawrinka out in first round as Nadal, Murray, Halep and Svitolina progress

Swiss number one Stanislas Wawrinka was the biggest casualty on day one of Wimbledon as the fifth seed lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russia. The other top men’s and women’s seeds all progressed to the second round. Continue reading

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Löw says Germany squad contains ‘no losers’ ahead of Confed final vs. Chile

Having met in the group stage, Germany and Chile will now battle it out for the right to be the 2017 Confederations Cup champion. Captain and coach both appear confident lessons have been learned ahead of the clash. Continue reading

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Opinion: Class of 2017 show Germany’s unparalleled strength in depth

The German team that beat Spain may not have the star appeal of the Class of 2009 but they are deservedly Europe’s best. More than that, they demonstrate Germany’s unmatched strength in depth, writes DW’s Matt Pearson. Continue reading

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Timo Werner: The striker Löw has always wanted

Germany’s march towards Confederations Cup glory continues, as does Joachim Löw’s desire to test everyone in his squad. One man in particular stands out as being capable of playing a much bigger role. Continue reading

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Confed Cup gets serious as Germany prepare for "toughest challenge yet" vs. Cameroon

Joachim Löw insists the time for experimentation is over as his young team prepares to face Cameroon. The national team coach is expecting the toughest challenge yet against the African champions. Continue reading

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Chinese team in German regional league: ‘An exciting opportunity’

A Chinese under-20 XI is set to play in Germany’s regional fourth tier next season, according to German football association (DFB) plans. League boss Felix Wiedemann tells DW about the advantages for the clubs. Continue reading

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America’s Cup: New Zealand extend lead over United States in first-to-seven series

The Kiwis made it four consecutive wins at the 35th America’s Cup against Oracle Team USA on Sunday. Underdogs New Zealand will hold a three-point lead when the race resumes next Saturday. Continue reading

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