Sport Jakub Blaszczykowski of Borussia Dortmund

The decision to search for new players during the mid-season window is a change of policy for the club

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Schalke today appointed Ralf Rangnick as their new coach following the departure of Felix Magath.

Migrating toads to disrupt Bundesliga game

Migrating toads will force thousands of Freiburg fans to find a different way home when they leave their stadium after Saturday's Bundesliga game against VfL Wolfsburg.

Hoffenheim refuse to sell West Ham target Demba Ba

Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner has told want-away striker Demba Ba to forget about a transfer this month and warned him he can expect to spend the next six months without a club.

McClaren survives despite Wolfsburg's cup shock

Steve McClaren has been given a vote of confidence by Wolfsburg and will still be their coach after the winter break next month despite their poor start to the season. Speculation mounted on Wednesday that McClaren was about to be sacked after Wolfsburg, languishing in 13th in the Bundesliga, were knocked out of the German Cup by second division Energie Cottbus.

Magath plans to keep Farfan

Schalke head coach Felix Magath has reiterated his desire to keep on-song frontman Jefferson Farfan at the Arena AufSchalke.

Man U target unlikely to stay at Nurnberg

Nurnberg have confirmed that midfield starlet Ilkay Gundogan is unlikely to be at the club next season.

Enke anniversary is marked in Germany

Football fans are remembering the one-year anniversary of the death of Robert Enke today with thousands arriving at Hannover's Niedersachsen Stadion to pay their respects and sign a book of condolence.

Bayern Munich delighted with Lahm

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Ballack misery in Leverkusen's humbling defeat

Michael ballack was substituted just after an hour as Bayer Leverkusen were crushed 6-3 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

Liverpool tried to re-sign Hyypia say Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Wolfgang Holzhauser has confirmed that his club rejected an approach from Liverpool to re-sign veteran Finnish defender Sami Hyypia.

How the world sees it: 26/06/2010

La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Italy

'Italy go home in shame'

The team is on its way home. In the end the team was more painful than the result. Outclassed until the last 15 minutes. It is very urgent to renew the squad. Untouchable players like Buffon and Pirlo and the insertion of players such as Ranocchia, Matri, Bonucci, Cassano, Balotelli, Miccoli. The new Italy will make his debut on 11 August 2010.

Nurnberg appoint Dieter Hecking as manager

Nurnberg have appointed Dieter Hecking as their new manager after Michael Oenning was relieved of his duties on Monday.

German FA suspend official over match-fixing

The German Football Association have suspended an assistant referee suspected of fixing matches.

Mark van Bommel wants new contract at Bayern Munich

Captain Mark van Bommel has urged Bayern Munich to offer him a new contract.

Neuer not bound for Manchester United insist Schalke

Germany international goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is not about to sign for Manchester United, according to his current club Schalke.

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