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Netherlands vs. Germany to shift balance of power? Can England maintain momentum?

The Netherlands re-announced themselves to the world last year in the Nations League and now will look to go a step further in Euro qualifying.
The Netherlands reaffirmed themselves as a footballing power last year in the Nations League and now will look to continue that positive momentum in Euro qualifying.

It is officially international break time, and contrary to the old and tired criticism that international breaks are boring, March's FIFA window offers up some major storylines and heavyweight matchups. With Euro 2020 qualifying beginning this week and key late-round qualifying games in both CAF and CONCACAF, Nick Ames spans the globe to tell us what to watch for in this jam-packed international break ...

Can Holland show Germany the dial has shifted back? (UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying: Netherlands...

Turkey President Erdogan plans to attend Mesut Ozil's wedding

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop does not hold back in how Mesut Ozil has been performing at Arsenal under Unai Emery.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has extended an invitation for his upcoming wedding to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who plans to attend.

Accompanied by his fiancee, Amine Gulse, Ozil met with Erdogan at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul last week to invite the leader in person.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) disclosed the news via their official Twitter page, where they uploaded a photo from the meeting. The tweet goes onto state that Erdogan has accepted Ozil's invitation.


Germany's youth development falling behind Europe - Low

ESPN FC's Raf Honigstein explains how Bayern's downward trend since the departure of Pep Guardiola came to a head in their defeat to Liverpool.

Germany coach Joachim Low has said the country's academies are falling behind other European nations in producing modern footballers.

Low made the comments after the Germany squad for this month's friendly and European Championship qualifier matches, which included three uncapped players, was announced.

Referring to the Bundesliga's problems in Europe this term Low said Germany's academies have been overtaken by "England, France and Belgium who have all developed one-on-one players with individual...

German club apologise for honouring Nazi who died last week

A minute's silence was held for neo-Nazi Thomas Haller at Stadion Chemnitz.

German fourth-tier club FC Chemnitzer have said they were coerced into observing a minute's silence for the co-founder of a Nazi group.

The club have also punished one player, Daniel Frahn, who celebrated a goal by holding aloft a "Support Your Local Hools" shirt.

Ahead of the 4-4 draw between Chemnitzer and VSG Altglienicke on Saturday, many of the 4,006 fans at the Stadion Chemnitz held a minute's silence for the late Neo-Nazi Thomas Haller, who passed away from cancer last...

Bayern question 'timing' of Muller, Hummels, Boateng exclusion from Germany squad

Shaka Hislop's power rankings are back and while Tottenham may have fallen out of his top 10, there's an all too familiar face atop his rankings.
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.

Bayern Munich have released a statement, questioning the "timing and circumstances" following Germany boss Joachim Low's decision not to select Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.

Low said on Tuesday that the World Cup winning-trio will no longer be considered for international selection.

"As a matter of principle, we do not comment on the sporting decisions of the national coach as the selection of the national team squad is solely the responsibility of Joachim Low,"