Germany’s Sami Khedira, Mesut Oezil, Lukas Podolski, Toni Kroos and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer react at the end of the friendly defeat to England at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Photograph: EPA

Sami Khedira lamented Germany’s “unnecessary, stupid defeat” to England, with team-mate Mario Gomez conceding it a was “somewhat inexcusable” result. (...)

England’s Eric Dier rises above the Germany defence to head home England’s winning goal during the friendly international at the   Olympiastadion in Berlin. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Germany 2 England 3 Eric Dier’s dramatic stoppage-time header earned England a stunning 3-2 comeback win over world champions Germany in Berlin. Har(...)

Germany coach Joachim Löw at Wednesday’s press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

With the half-distracted air of a man talking on the phone while feeding a child, the Germans fulfilled their pre-match duties in Ballsbridge. Much o(...)

Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez (front) celebrates with his team-mate Joaquin after scoring a goal against Spurs during the Europa League second leg at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Fiorentina 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate)The most disappointing thing for Mauricio Pochettino here, other than exiting the Eu(...)

Roberto Soldado scores Tottenham’s goal against Fiorentina during the Europa League first leg game at White Hart Lane.

TOTTENHAM 1 Soldado 6 FIORENTINA 1 Basanta 36 This was a night that started so well for Spurs yet ended tamely. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are certa(...)

Undated photograph of Christian Jose Gomez provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office

A Florida man has been charged with murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year’s Eve.According to the Pinellas Coun(...)

Germany coach Joachim Low: says he is expecting a very intense game against Martin O’Neill’s Irish side in Gelsenkirchen. Photo:  Greg Fiume/Getty Images

World champions Germany will be without new captain Bastian Schweinsteiger as well as key midfielders Sami Khedira and Marco Reus for their upcoming(...)

Germany have handed a first call-up to Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi (right) for the friendly against Poland and the Euro 2016 qualifier at home to the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi capped a superb start to the Bundesliga season with a Germany call-up on Thursday for this month’s European(...)

Germany coach Joachim Low talks to  Marco Reus during a training session earlier this week. Photo:
Ina Fassbender/Reuters

World Cup winners Germany will need to bide their time against Scotland on Sunday as they kick off their Euro 2016 qualifiers with their rivals undefe(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Group D opponents Germany have called up forward Sidney Sam to add more punch to their attack against Scotland on Sunday aft(...)