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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
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    Bayern Munich legend Philipp Lahm retires from the German national team [Bild] 18.7.2014

    Wow. That's unexpected. Try to get more news ASAP


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    May as well go out on a high. Would have thought he'd want a shot at the Euros though.

    Edit - Still only 30 and 113 caps!
    Last edited by Trebor; 18-07-2014 at 05:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor:
    I'm not sure, but this might also be due to the fact that, as defending champions, they didn't have the benefit of playing any competitive games in qualifying to contribute towards their ranking.
    Doesn't quite work like that anyway.

    The Netherlands ranking dropped last year because they played Indonesia in a friendly. Even though they won the game 3-0, because Indonesia is thought of as useless it brought down the average ranking points down for the Netherlands.

    They then dropped in the rankings and so they were not seeded in the tournament whereas Switzerland was. Had Netherlands not played Indonesia then they would been a seeded team.

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    2014 FiFA Worldcup Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor:
    May as well go out on a high. Would have thought he'd want a shot at the Euros though.

    Edit - Still only 30 and 113 caps!
    Yes still only 30. At least until Euro 2016 in France. More news agencies picking up the story. It's confirmed. As you rightly said. Finishing on the high note. Perfect moment !

    http://www.dw.de/germany-captain-phi...eam/a-17793396

    http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/28364966

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=20...l-2406586.html


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    Last edited by Tom007; 18-07-2014 at 06:23 PM.

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    This is kind of sad . . . this is on sale at the Nike online store.


    As far as I can tell, it's the only scarf with a price reduction.