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Alexis Sanchez challenges Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko during their Emirates Cup game. Arsenal paid Barcelona €39 million for the player after he starred for Chile at the World Cup finals in Brazil. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

In his early days at Barcelona Alexis Sanchez was given the nickname “Cachai?”, which translates loosely into English as “do you understand what I’m s(...)

German players Christophe Kramer (C), Kevin Grosskreutz (L), Manuel Neuer (rear) and Shkodran Mustafi (R) take a selfie after winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 final. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Chatter, celebrations and commiserations after Germany’s World Cup win over Argentina in last night’s final broke records on Twitter and Facebook, acc(...)

 Argentinian fans celebrate after the penalty shootout fagainst the  the Netherlands  at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More fans are making theoir way to Rio for the final.   Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Still in shock at the destruction of their national team by Germany on Tuesday, Brazilians now fear they are about to have salt grinded into their wou(...)

Alexis Sanchez is understood to have instructed his representatives to tie up negotiations with Arsenal over his move from Barcelona. Photograph:  Jose Coelho/EPA

Arsenal remain confident of pushing through a €38 million deal for Chile winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and expect to complete the signing of Fr(...)

 German coach Joachim Low  is eyeing a World Cup final place. Photograph: Martin Rose/Getty Images

Germany coach Joachim Löw has warned hosts Brazil that his side will mean business when the teams meet in the World Cup semi-final, proclaiming: “We’r(...)

Algeria’s head coach Vahid Halilhodzic : “We have not forgotten about . . . 1982.” Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP.

Thirty-two years is a long time to wait for revenge but for Algeria the chance will finally come when they take on Germany at the Estádio Beira-Rio in(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2. Photograph Lecka/Getty Images

As Germans celebrated a 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal and welcome news regarding the health of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, one major spor(...)

Germany’s Lukas Podolski could well start against Portugal later today.

Joachim Löw was in upbeat form yesterday as he looked forward to Germany’s seventh attempt to win a fourth world title but it was no surprise when he (...)

Germany’s Philipp Lahm:  “I’d much rather be considered one of the favourites than one of the underdogs.” Photo: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

The idea, Joachim Löw had said, was “to bid Germany farewell with a smile”. Friday’s effortless 6-1 win over Armenia in the last friendly did leave s(...)

Germany’s Marco Reus lies injured on the pitch during the international friendly between Germany and Armenia at the Coface Arena in Mainz. Photograph:  Thomas Eisenhuth/EPA

Germany’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow on Saturday when midfielder Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury sustai(...)

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