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Mario Gomez retires from Germany duty


Gomez wants Germany World Cup spot


Wolfsburg coy on interest in Gomez


Mario Gomez retires from Germany duty at age 33

Manuel Neuer insists despite the stressing nature of Germany's World Cup exit, the playing group must move on.

Mario Gomez has announced his retirement from international football but has not ruled out a return for the Euro 2020 if "the head coach is in desperate need for players."

Gomez, who scored 31 goals in 78 appearances for Germany, announced his decision through a statement on Facebook.

"My international career was not always easy and I was not always successful, but the experience has been wonderful," Gomez said. "It is now time for me to retire from the team and allow the group of young players...

Stuttgart's Mario Gomez relaxed about Germany World Cup place

Mario Gomez has said he is relaxed about his chances of making Germany's World Cup squad after scoring both goals in Stuttgart's 2-0 win over Hoffenheim.

Gomez, 32, is competing for a place with Bayern Munich attacker Sandro Wagner, with both having struck eight times since the winter break.

Gomez, who has won 73 caps to Wagner's eight, is now the Bundesliga's 12th-highest scorer of all time and said he was calm ahead of the announcement of Joachim Low's preliminary squad on May 15.

"I'll wait and...

Mario Gomez targets World Cup spot with Germany after Stuttgart return

The ESPN FC panel discuss Group F, which contains Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Mario Gomez says he is targeting a spot in the Germany squad at the 2018 World Cup after returning to Stuttgart, the club where he began his career.

Gomez has played 71 times for Germany, scoring 31 goals, and finished top scorer at the European Championship in 2012.

However, after struggling at Fiorentina -- who he joined in 2013 -- he did not make the cut for the 2014 World Cup.

Briefly returning to the national team for Euro 2016, Gomez has fallen behind the likes of Leipzig's Timo Werner and...

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Mario Gomez returns to former club Stuttgart from Wolfsburg

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Mario Gomez started out at Stuttgart at the age of 16.

Mario Gomez has rejoined former club Stuttgart from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

Gomez, 32, played his youth football at Stuttgart from the age of 16 and went on to win the Bundesliga in 2007 with the club -- the year he also picked up the German Footballer of the Year award.

"I'm very happy to be back where it all started for me," Gomez told Stuttgart's official website. "I have sensed especially in the last few days how much I wanted to return to Stuttgart -- to the club where I learnt my trade.



Mario Gomez: Eintracht Braunschweig made me feel 'like a criminal'

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Mario Gomez celebrates his first leg goal for Wolfsburg against Eintracht Braunschweig.

Mario Gomez was upset by Eintracht Braunschweig supporters singling him out in the relegation-promotion playoffs and said he was made to feel "like a criminal."

Wolfsburg twice beat local rivals Braunschweig 1-0 after finishing third-from-bottom in the Bundesliga and getting the chance to secure another year of top-flight football in the German relegation-promotion playoffs.

Last Thursday, Gomez helped his side to win the first leg 1-0 with a controversial penalty, and later claimed that it was...

Mario Gomez says he could stay at Wolfsburg despite turbulent season

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Mario Gomez joined Wolfsburg last summer.

Mario Gomez has told kicker he could stay at Wolfsburg despite the club's struggles this season.

Gomez, 31, returned to Germany last summer following spells at Fiorentina and Besiktas, signing a three-year deal with Wolfsburg.

He said then that he would reassess his situation should the club miss out on qualification for a European competition.

But with Wolfsburg having gone through three coaches this season and still in danger of relegation, Gomez said: "We will sit down after the season and, if...