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Germany defender Jerome Boateng files appeal against conviction for assault
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Germany defender Jerome Boateng files appeal against conviction for assault

A spokesperson for Munich regional court told AFP subsidiary SID that both Boateng's lawyer and the state prosecutor have contested the verdict.

Ligue 1: Shaqiri makes Lyon debut in Strasbourg win; Nice remain unbeaten with victory at Nantes
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Ligue 1: Shaqiri makes Lyon debut in Strasbourg win; Nice remain unbeaten with victory at Nantes

It was Lyon's second straight win after a poor start to the Ligue 1 season.

Germany star Jerome Boateng convicted of assault on former partner, fined 1.8 million euros
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Germany star Jerome Boateng convicted of assault on former partner, fined 1.8 million euros

On the night of the alleged attack, his former partner told the court that Boateng "pressed against my eye with his thumb, bit me in the head and pulled me to the floor by my hair".

Germany defender Jerome Boateng to appear in court on Thursday over assault allegations
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Germany defender Jerome Boateng to appear in court on Thursday over assault allegations

After 10 successful years at Bayern Munich, the 33-year-old defender joined French Ligue 1 side Lyon last week on a free transfer, but is due to return to Munich to face the allegations in court.

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski poised to make history as Bayern Munich welcome back fans
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Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski poised to make history as Bayern Munich welcome back fans

With one game left, Lewandowski, the Bundesliga's top scorer in six of the last eight years, can set a new record against Augsburg on Saturday.

Bundesliga: Five-star Hansi Flick raises the bar for next Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann
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Bundesliga: Five-star Hansi Flick raises the bar for next Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann

Flick won seven honours in his 18 months in charge, including two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez to leave Bayern Munich at end of season, confirms club
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Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez to leave Bayern Munich at end of season, confirms club

Bayern, and Martinez, are on the brink of winning a ninth straight league title this Saturday.

Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng's confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich
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Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng's confirmed exit sparks tension at Bayern Munich

Behind the scenes, confirmation of Boateng's exit is causing tension.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opens door for return of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng
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Germany coach Joachim Loew opens door for return of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng

"If you begin a transition, you should not reverse it and go back in the opposite direction," Loew told public broadcaster ARD Sunday.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says COVID-19 measures could still be in place for 2022 World Cup
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says COVID-19 measures could still be in place for 2022 World Cup

Infantino also suggested FIFA could "concretely" help travelling fans from countries where vaccine rollout has been slow or had not yet begun.

Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller tests positive for COVID-19, say reports
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Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller tests positive for COVID-19, say reports

Mueller would be the third Bayern player to contract the coronavirus in recent weeks, after positive tests for Javi Martinez and Leon Goretzka meant they were unable to travel with the rest of the squad to Qatar.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich stay seven points clear at top after win over Hoffenheim; Borussia Dortmund also claim victory
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich stay seven points clear at top after win over Hoffenheim; Borussia Dortmund also claim victory

The European champions exacted perfect revenge for their only defeat of 2020 after losing by the same 4-1 scoreline at Hoffenheim last September.

Germany coach Joachim Loew to remain in charge until Euro 2021 despite string of poor performances
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Germany coach Joachim Loew to remain in charge until Euro 2021 despite string of poor performances

"The presidential committee of the DFB decided unanimously this Monday during a teleconference, to continue with coach Joachim Loew on the difficult path of renewal started in March 2019," it said in a statement.

Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng eager to begin discussing contract extension with Bayern Munich, says agent
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Bundesliga: Jerome Boateng eager to begin discussing contract extension with Bayern Munich, says agent

"We are open to contract talks and would be delighted to have them with Bayern," Boateng's representative Damir Smoljan told Sport1.

Champions League: Bayern Munich need to build on win over Barcelona, says Jerome Boateng
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Champions League: Bayern Munich need to build on win over Barcelona, says Jerome Boateng

Boateng has also rediscovered his best form under Flick, Germany's assistant coach when they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jerome Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse as a young player to Bayern Munich teammates
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Jerome Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse as a young player to Bayern Munich teammates

The 31-year-old Boateng, who was born in Berlin to a German mother, and father from Ghana, has faced monkey chants in the past at games.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin lauds players like Raheem Sterling and Marcelo for taking political stance
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin lauds players like Raheem Sterling and Marcelo for taking political stance

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday praised footballers for taking a political stance and said the European football governing body’s own attempts to tackle racism in the game were “not enough.”

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich beat Augsburg to take 4-point lead in match marked by celebrations and protests
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich beat Augsburg to take 4-point lead in match marked by celebrations and protests

Bayern Munich labored to a 2-0 win over Bavarian rival Augsburg to stretch their Bundesliga lead to four points on Sunday.

Premier League: Tenth-placed Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta says he isn't expecting 'big things' in transfer window
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Premier League: Tenth-placed Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta says he isn't expecting 'big things' in transfer window

After investing heavily in the close-season to secure the likes of Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli, British media reported Arsenal are working with a modest transfer budget this month.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany won't be favourites if they qualify, says head coach Joachim Loew
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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany won't be favourites if they qualify, says head coach Joachim Loew

Loew said the situation was similar to that of the 2010 World Cup when injuries had forced several last-minute changes and the young team, that included Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer among others — reached the semi-finals