Ex-Bayern president Uli Hoeness slims down in jail
Ex-Bayern president Uli Hoeness slims down in jail

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has lost weight and is living a spartan existence while serving his prison sentence for tax evasion, according to ex-Germany international Gunter Netzer.

I almost gave up football for cricket, says Sir Geoff Hurst
I almost gave up football for cricket, says Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff Hurst has revealed that he was on the verge of giving up his football career to become a cricketer.

Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report
Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report

Paul Gascoigne has been placed on an emergency three-day detox programme after a drinking binge which led to the troubled former England star being rushed to hospital, reports said Saturday.

World Cup hard to follow, says Joachim Loew
World Cup hard to follow, says Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday he expects the next few months to be "incredibly hard" after their World Cup triumph in Brazil last July.

Former Chelsea favourite Alan Hudson has cancer

Former Chelsea and Arsenal playmaker Alan Hudson, who almost lost his life 17 years ago when he was hit by a car, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

FIFA lifts ban on Beckenbauer

A 90-day provisional ban by FIFA on World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been lifted after only 15 days with world soccer`s governing body saying on Friday the German was now welcome at the tournament.

Bayern eye title despite Hoeness shame

Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen in Saturday`s top Bundesliga match with the European champions still reeling after club president Uli Hoeness was convicted of major tax fraud.

Ruling in Bayern soccer boss tax-dodging case seen on Thursday

A German judge signalled he would rule on Thursday whether the president of Bayern Munich soccer club had evaded 27 million euros in tax, after a third day in court ended in less than two hours of testimony.

Platini says 1978 World Cup was his most difficult

Michel Platini has said playing a World Cup in the politically-charged atmosphere of Argentina was far more difficult than the torrid heat of Spain or the altitude of Mexico.

East Germany sold prisoners` blood to the West: Report

The former East German communist regime forced prisoners to donate blood for sale to the West and make goods for many companies across the Cold War frontier, media reported on Tuesday.

Guardiola will improve Bayern, says Schuster

West Germany legend Bernd Schuster is confident that Pep Guadiola will prove to be a resounding success when he takes the reins at Bayern Munich.

Berlin Wall fall raised a generation of criminals?

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 may have blighted a generation of children in east Germany, who were more likely to commit crimes than their west German peers, a new study claims.

Euro 1980 Legends: Horst Hrubesch, West Germany

Nicknamed as the Das Kopfball Ungeheuer (the Header Beast), Hrubesch was the typical late bloomer having risen to prominence only at the age of 28.

`No-Go zone` between former East, West Germany?

A total of 1.2 million mines were laid by East Germany at the border with West Germany during the Cold War.

Wobbly sections of Berlin Wall to be restored

Bernauer Strasse, the site of
dramatic escape during the Cold War will be repaired by year`s end.

West German spy agency ‘employed about 200 former Nazi criminals’

The Federal German Intelligence Service, which is also known as BND, has admitted that it employed about 200 former Nazi criminals for at least 15 years after the Second World War.