Head coach Joachim Löw faces the media   following the German team’s arrival at Frankfurt airport on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

The most amazing thing about Germany’s World Cup exit at the group stage is that the sun still rose this morning. You wouldn’t have thought so on Wedn(...)

Joachim Löw: under his stewardship Germany  have had the odd scare before but ultimately always made it to at least the semi-final stage of the World Cup. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Having acquired a reputation as a highly successful problem solver at tournaments these past few years, Joachim Löw must complete the challenge German(...)

Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool’s 1-0 lead during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Manchester City at Anfield on Wednesday. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Only four managers have outwitted Pep Guardiola this season, and while Wigan’s Paul Cook, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca and Basel’s Raphaël Wicky w(...)

 Pep Guardiola admits Vincent Kompany is too injury-prone to be relied on. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola believes he may have to sign a defender in the January transfer window or Manchester City could be “in trouble”. Benjamin Mendy is reco(...)