Stefan Kiessling of Bayer Leverkusen was left out of the Germany  squad. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayer Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling appears to be taking the latest snub by Germany coach Joachim Löw in his stride. The striker, who has been l(...)

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez  has been left out of Germany’s extended 30-man World Cup squad. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Germany coach Joachim Low has named a preliminary squad of 30 players for the World Cup, with Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez the biggest name to miss(...)

Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known German footballer, to publicly reveal that he is gay. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, dubbed Der Hammer, has earned widespread praise after becoming Germany’s first professional footballer (...)

Max Kruse  is the only striker named in the Germany squad

Four days after Noel King opted to bring several of Ireland’s international exiles back in from the cold, Joachim Löw may have further alienated Stef(...)

Bayer Leverkusen’s Stefan Kiessling in action against Manchester United’s Chris Smalling during their recent Champions League  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Out-of-favour forward Stefan Kiessling could earn a surprise recall to the Germany squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Republic o(...)

Stevan Jovetic of Montenegro (left) has agreed to leave Fiorentina for Manchester City.  Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Fiorentina have reached an agreement to sell the Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City, the Serie A club have confirmedThe 23-year-old(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi  during his Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich at Arena stadium in Munich. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters.

Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura described last night’s 4-0 thrashing by Bayern Munich as an “awful result” with the Catalan club’(...)