Football: End of road for Matthaus

Bertie Vogts, the Germany coach, has said his country's most-capped player, Lothar Matthaus, will never play for the national side again after another episode in the player's long-running feud with Jurgen Klinsmann.

After Matthaus, who ruled himself out of Euro 96, repeated his allegations that Klinsmann, his successor as captain, had blocked his return to the side last year after a long injury lay-off, Vogts said: "Working together with him is no longer possible. There will be no comeback after Euro 96."