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Where do we go from here?

There was a sense of inevitability when Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a last-minute equaliser on Monday night. The Netherlands,…

End of an era?

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry joined Bayern Munich while on different career trajectories. Robben was only 25 when fellow Dutchman…

Servus, Philipp

It’s 18:06 on Friday 20 June 2006 and 66,000 people, mostly clad in Germany colours, have packed into Munich’s shiny…

Poldi

An hour after playing his 130th and last game for Germany, and after scoring the winner with a trademark left-hooted…

A tale of two Marios

Two years ago Mario Götze was the darling of Germany. His beautifully taken extra-time winner in Rio delivered the World…