Germany’s national football team coach Joachim Löw. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s final game of the 2006 World Cup had not even been over long enough for all of the supporters to get home for a bit of shuteye when the c(...)

 Luis Suarez:  On the cover of a recent issue of Marca, as Real Madrid develop their interest in the Uruguay and Liverpool striker. Photograph:   Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool are closing in on a deal for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can amid the first, tentative signs of Real Madrid developing their int(...)

West German goalkeeper Toni Schumacher (right) jumps past the ball as he gets ready to collide with French defender Patrick Battiston during the 1982 World Cup semi-final in Stockholm. Battiston was carried off the field on a stretcher while Schumacher, unpunished,  resumed play with a goal-kick. Photograph: AFP

The semi-final stage of the World Cup has, on balance, not been particularly kind to France. In 1958, the free-scoring team of Just Fontaine and Raymo(...)

A sort of photographic antithesis of Bobby Moore’s post shirt-swap embrace with Pelé in 1970, it is one of the iconic World Cup images. Four years aft(...)

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(...)

Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder  Andre Schurrle . Photograph: Joern Pollex/Getty Images

Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voller has confirmed he has held talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Germany international And(...)