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London-based but with his heart firmly in Fröttmaning, Rick Joshua's love of German football goes back more than thirty years and has witnessed everything from the pain of Spain '82 and the glory of Italia '90 to the sheer desolation of Euro 2000.
Every season, the preview of the German Bundesliga has a familiar ring to it, usually along the lines of "Bayern are clearly the favorites, but Borussia Dortmund/Bayer Leverkusen/Schalke 04 will push them close." The last two seasons have been...
The tabloids have since time immemorial engaged in the business of muck-raking, then taking that small molehill-sized pile of muck and making a mountain out of it. The case has been little or no different with the story of Germany's...
When Costa Rica would be drawn alongside three former world champions in the group stages of this year's World Cup in Brazil, nobody would have given them much hope. Representatives of a small country in Central America, the team...
When one mentions Cameroon in the context of the World Cup, one name almost automatically comes to mind: Roger Milla. He of the spectacular goals in Italia '90, the broad grin and the flashy hip-swiveling corner flag dance routine...
On February 21st, 1996, an unknown striker named Oliver Bierhoff would make his first appearance for the Nationalmannschaft as a second half substitute in a friendly against Portugal in Porto. Coming on as a second half substitute for fellow striker...
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