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Christian Ziege talks Liverpool, Spurs as he starts new chapter in Thailand

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At a young age, Charyl Chappuis' passion for football was ignited. Delve into the story of how his love for the game has evolved.

From playing in some of Europe's greatest cities at the game's most decorated clubs, to working in the modest surroundings of provincial Thai side Ratchaburi, former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Christian Ziege can vouch for the rapid passing of time in football.

And the German sees little in common with the Premier League today and the one he starred in between 1999 and 2004, which included a year at Middlesbrough, in addition to the more celebrated clubs mentioned above.

As he was...

 By Mark Lovell

Deniz Naki: I could have died after car shot at on German motorway

Deniz Naki played alongside Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Jerome Boateng for Germany under-21s.

Former Germany under-21 international Deniz Naki has said he feared for his life after being shot at while driving on a motorway in Germany on Sunday.

Naki, a Kurd who currently plays for Turkish third-tier outfit Amed SK, was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence in April for promoting "terrorist propaganda" on social networks.

The 28-year-old, who played in the Bundesliga for St. Pauli, had been acquitted of the charge in November 2016 but the prosecution successfully appealed.

"I was...

Mario Gomez targets World Cup spot with Germany after Stuttgart return

The ESPN FC panel discuss Group F, which contains Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Mario Gomez says he is targeting a spot in the Germany squad at the 2018 World Cup after returning to Stuttgart, the club where he began his career.

Gomez has played 71 times for Germany, scoring 31 goals, and finished top scorer at the European Championship in 2012.

However, after struggling at Fiorentina -- who he joined in 2013 -- he did not make the cut for the 2014 World Cup.

Briefly returning to the national team for Euro 2016, Gomez has fallen behind the likes of Leipzig's Timo Werner and...

Ter Stegen among strong Germany alternatives to Neuer - Hitzfeld

Steve Nicol argues that Chelsea have a great opportunity against a Barcelona side reliant on Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The ESPN FC panel discuss Group F, which contains Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.
The ESPN FC crew make a case that David De Gea, not Manuel Neuer, should be the top goalkeeper on the ESPN FC 100.

Germany need not worry should captain Manuel Neuer not regain full fitness ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, who put forward Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the best of many quality alternatives.

Germany goalkeeper Neuer, 31, is recovering from a fractured foot suffered in September -- his third such injury in the past year. He will miss Bayern's winter training camp in Qatar, and it is as yet unclear when the shot-stopper will return.