Lukas Podolski

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Wayne Rooney’s last international appearance for England was in the 3-0 World Cup qualifying win against Scotland at Wembley in  November 2016. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement for England’s friendly against the United States later this month to mark his contribution(...)

 England fans  pictured before the international friendly  match against  Germany  in Dortmund. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

FA chairman Greg Clarke has condemned the “inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing” behaviour of some England fans in Germany on Wednesday nigh(...)

England’s Dele Alli in action against Germany in Wednesday night’s friendly at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. Photograph: PA

On a still, at times rather slow-burn night in Dortmund England did enough to win, ended up losing, but still looked in patches like a team feeling aw(...)

Lukas Podolski is thrown in the air by his team mates after playing his last game for Germany in a friendly win over England. Photo: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany 1 England 0 The harsh reality is that Gareth Southgate’s first match since taking the England job full-time ended in disappointment and Germa(...)

Germany’s  Lukas Podolski: the midfielder will leave  Turkey’s Galatasaray at the end of the season to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe in the J1 League. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s Lukas Podolski will receive an appropriate farewell when the world champions meet England in a high-quality friendly on Wednesday (7.45pm) (...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger ahead of his side’s last 16 first-leg tie against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP Photo

Groundhog Day, besides being an overrated comedy starring Bill Murray, is the most famous act of rodent meteorology in the world. Dependent on the be(...)

Arsene Wenger: “Let’s focus on what we want to do and not too much on what people say and think. It is really down to our performance.” Photograph: Lennart Preiss/EPA

Arsenal were a little late getting to Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena on the eve of their last 16 first-leg tie. Perhaps with this in mind Arséne Wenger(...)

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany is thrown in the air by his teammates after his final international match. Photograph: EPA

Bastian Schweinsteiger says he can envisage a future in New York, but not before 2018. The Manchester United midfielder played his final game for Ger(...)

Lukas Podolski of Germany watches from the bench as his team progress to the last eight at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Germany forward Lukas Podolski has criticised the new 24-team format for the European Championship, labelling it ‘stupid’ as it created a great deal (...)

Germany’s forward Mario Gomez scores against Slovakia’s goalkeeper Matus Kozacik during the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between Germany and Slovakia at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Lille. Photo: Denis Charlet/Getty Images

Germany 3 Slovakia 0 Germany claimed their place in the last eight of Euro 2016 with all the smoothness that might be expected of world champions i(...)

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