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German football and China's u20s: A marriage of convenience destined for divorce

After negative reaction from fans, a mixed reception from clubs and plenty of manoeuvring from two major world powers, all it took was a handful of protesters and a flag to derail German football’s first tentiative steps to welcome Chinese teams into the fold. Six spectators holding a Tibetan flag at a match between TSV Schott Mainz and China’s under-20s caused the ...

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Football: China U-20 team's German tour halted after Tibet protests

BERLIN: The China under-20 team’s controversial tour of Germany has been suspended at least until the winter break following a row over the display of Tibetan flags, the German Football Association (DFB) announced on Friday (Nov 24). “We believe this adjournment is essential in order to give us the time needed to discuss the situation calmly and openly and find ...

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German FA calls off matches with China under-20 team after protests

In a statement released on Friday, the German football association (DFB) announced that the games would be rescheduled for 2018 and that talks would take place between them and their Chinese counterparts in order explore how to move forward. “To the regret of all parties involved, the project has not received the broad approval that had been expected,” the DFB ...

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China's U20s start German football adventure with defeat and embarrassment

Football fans in the western German city of Mainz had two options when it came to watch live matches on Saturday: Bundesliga side 1.FSV Mainz 05 played host to Cologne at the Opel Arena, while at the Mombach sports ground fourth-division TSV Schott Mainz hosted the newest face in regional football in Germany – China’s U20s. After an agreement signed by the German football ...

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German coach Kevin Stotz: 'China will never overtake Germany or Brazil'

DW: Kevin Stotz, you started working with Felix Magath at Shandong Luneng two years ago. What was it like, getting started in China? KS: It’s a completely different world. The country has a population of 1.3 billion people; It’s on a completely different scale. The Chinese are very friendly but they’re different. They walk straight across roads staring at their ...

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German Cup: Shootout joy for Bayern Munich against 10-man RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig 1-1 Bayern Munich (Bayern won 5-4 on penalties)(Forsberg pen 68‘ – Thiago 73‘) Timo Werner missed the crucial penalty as Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig on penalties on a thrilling night in the second round of the German Cup. Leipzig’s rise to prominence has turned this clash into one of the most eagerly anticipated on the German football ...

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RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich – German Cup live blog

16:30 UTC results: Hertha 1-3 Cologne, Wolfsburg 1-0 Hanover, Kaiserslautern 1-3 Stuttgart, Osnabrück 2-3 Nuremberg 18:45 UTC kickoffs: RB Leipzig 0-0 Bayern Munich, Regensburg 0-2 Heidenheim, Bremen 1-0 Hoffenheim, Freiburg 0-0 Dynamo Dresden. Draw is Sunday. Holders Dortmund won Tuesday 36′ Forsberg just fires over with the dead ball. Whether that was a penalty will be debated all night. I can’t call it. 50-50. ...

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Five-star Borussia Dortmund progress – German Cup round-up

FINAL SCORES Magdeburg 0-5 DortmundFürth 1-3 IngolstadtMainz 3-2 Kiel (after extra time)Schweinfurt 0-4 FrankfurtPaderborn 2-0 Bochum Wiesbaden 1-3 Schalke Leverkusen 4-1 Union Berlin Düsseldorf 0-1 Gladbach  Round-up Borussia Dortmund swept past third division Magdeburg to sail into the third round of the German Cup and blow away concerns about a dip in form. Alexander Isak grabbed the headlines on his first start in German football, setting up the opener and ...

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