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 By John Duerden

Lukas Podolski shines for Vissel Kobe, helps J.League's global brand

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Dez Corkhill discuss their early impressions of Lukas Podolski at Japanese side, Vissel Kobe.
Lukas Podolski struck twice on his J-League debut as Vissel Kobe eased to victory over Omiya Ardija.

Lukas Podolski has started his Japanese career with a bang. If the German forward continues in the same vein, the J.League is going to have its biggest star since its heady heyday of the 1990s.

With the Chinese Super League hogging the global headlines with its world-famous recruits, Podoski hit back for Japan on his debut last weekend.

Fans had been waiting for months for the ex-FC Koln junior to arrive, and it was worth it. As he finally turned out for Vissel Kobe, he scored twice, with both goals...

 By Paul Murphy

Bayern Munich will benefit in Bundesliga from Singapore ICC - Klose

Tom Starke talks to ESPN FC about Chelsea's title chances and how James Rodriguez will fare at Bayern.
Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts break down James Rodriguez's contributions in Bayern Munich's 3-2 win over Chelsea.
Miroslav Klose in Singapore 2017
Miroslav says Asian preseason tours should be viewed as a blessing and not a burden.

Bayern Munich legend Miroslav Klose insists that preseason tours to distant destinations are more than a promotional exercise, and should be no barrier to success in the modern game.

The top scorer of all time in World Cup finals believes there is much to be gained through team bonding, and suggests that past experience proves that matches on the other side of the world should not harm performance levels.

His comments come as Bayern hit back at Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig who said they preferred...

Five things to know about Germany and Roma defender Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger made his Germany bow in 2014.

This article first appeared on ESPN FC in March 2017.

Antonio Rudiger has been attracting the interest of the Premier League's elite, and Chelsea in particular. A few months back, sources told ESPN FC that Manchester City, United and Chelsea scouts all watched him play for Germany against England.

The 24-year-old Roma defender already has plenty of admirers, but here are five things to know about him.

1. He grew up on the streets of Berlin and played for Borussia Dortmund's academy


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Trending: Arsenal close on Lacazette, Germany win Confederations Cup

Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...

ARSENAL: Arsenal are on the verge of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for a club-record fee, the French club's president has confirmed.

- Alexis Sanchez must leave Arsenal if he is to fulfil his ambition of winning the Champions League, Chile legend Ivan Zamorano has told SFR Sport.

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Joachim Low called Germany's Confederations Cup final win against Chile "an absolute joy"...

Germany's Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller under threat from Confed Cup stars

The FC crew discuss Germany's Confederations Cup title, and if it makes them the team to beat in the 2018 World Cup.
The guys at Exploding Heads look back at the positives and negatives from the Confederations Cup, Germany's win and more.
Janusz Michallik hails a new golden generation for Germany after their Confederations Cup final triumph over Chile.
Watch as Germany become the first reigning World Cup champion to lift the Confederations Cup trophy since Brazil in 2005.

Germany won the European Under-21 Championship in Poland and the Confederations Cup in Russia within the space of 48 hours at the weekend. Glory at the latter tournament was sealed despite head coach Joachim Low's decision to rest key senior players such as Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer.

It was a show of force for German football, and while it opens doors for youngsters looking to break through, other more established players will now be feeling...

 By Nick Ames

Germany and Chile dominate Confederations Cup Best XI

The guys respond to your tweets about Germany, Wayne Rooney and Arsene Wenger, and Stevie's wishlist for Liverpool

The 2017 Confederations Cup is over and Germany are the champions. But who were the standout performers in the tournament? Here is our best XI.

Goalkeeper: Claudio Bravo (Chile)

It was no fault of Bravo's that he ended up on the losing side in the final -- indeed, he made a couple of useful saves to keep Chile in the game as Germany stretched them on the break -- but his major contribution in the tournament came four days previous. Three penalty saves in the semifinal shootout against Portugal took...