Volker Finke

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Borussia Mönchegladbach supporters have paid for cardboard cut-out portraits to be placed in the  Borussia Park football stadium as the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

So what’s the state of play in the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich are four points clear of Borussia Dortmund and five ahead of RB Leipzig with nine rounds(...)

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann:   has acknowledged the importance of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool as a model. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

On Wednesday night, as Tottenham take on RB Leipzig, José Mourinho might look across at the opposing bench and recognise something very familiar. In J(...)

Jannik Vestergaard of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates a goal during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. Photo:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

The last leg of the journey to Hoffenheim provides a pretty clear early indication that you are going to a different type of Bundesliga club. Mannh(...)

There’s no lack of passion from Brazil’s Marcelo, David Luiz and Julio Cesar as they sing their national anthem before the game against Mexico.

The first thing Argentina had to contend with upon their arrival in Belo Horizonte was a banner at their base welcoming “the next World Champions”. T(...)

Cameroon’s Achille Weboc  tries to separate teammates Benjamin Moukandjo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto after they clashed at  the Amazonia arena in Manaus. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Cameroon coach Volker Finke has called his team’s performance at the World Cup “disgraceful” following their 4-0 defeat to Croatia. Wednesday’s Group (...)

Mexico’s Miguel Layun pretends to tie the shoelaces of team-mate Oribe Peralta after he  scored his side’s goal in the Group A game against Cameroon at Dunas Arena in Natal. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Mexico 1 Cameroon 0: This was the second game of the World Cup and for the second game all the talk after the final whistle was about the referees. Th(...)

Mexico’s players train in the Dunas Arena in Natal earlier today. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has left Manchester United forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez on the bench for Friday’s World Cup opener against Camero(...)

Cameroon manager Volker Finke: “It was not really as great a problem as people made it out.” Photograph: EPA

Cameroon’s squad left for the World Cup early today after resolving a strike over bonuses that saw them refuse to board their plane to Brazil on Sunda(...)

Cameroon coach Volker Finke expects the row that has delayed the squad’s departure for the World Cup in Brazil to be sorted today. Photograph:   Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Cameroon’s World Cup squad refused to board their scheduled plane to Brazil on Sunday in a strike action over money for the tournament, officials said(...)

Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar   during a friendly  against Paraguay in  Austria last month. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler / Reuters

Manager : Volker Finke Best finish: Quarter-finals (1990) World Cup record: Played 23, Won 4, Drawn 7, Lost 12 History Trailblazers(...)