• A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad
    The Associated Press

    A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad

    The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad. All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals. If Germany coach

  • Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report
    Reuters

    Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report

    The reclusive former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has called the FIFA ethics report "inconclusive" and asserted that he is safe in Brazil despite a U.S. indictment against him. Ricardo Teixeira, one of three CBF presidents indicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption

  • We won't underestimate young Germany team in semis: Mexico coach
    Reuters

    We won't underestimate young Germany team in semis: Mexico coach

    Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio said Germany's young squad are experienced and will not be underestimated when the teams meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Thursday. Germany, the World Cup holders, and CONCACAF champions Mexico were unbeaten in their respective groups, each finishing

  • Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims
    The Associated Press

    Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims

    Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia's 2014 World Cup squad was covered up. The World Cup-winning coach urged the World Anti-Doping Agency and FIFA to be transparent and identify players implicated. ''If there