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Euro 2012 looms

Bayern's Germany men join up with squad

A long, tense and energy-sapping season ended in disappointment for FCB with the runners-up spot in three competitions, but just a week after defeat in the Champions League final, the club is ready to move on. “There's no point mourning this missed chance for months on end. When one door closes, you try to open the next one," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the German press on Sunday.

Bayern's Germany contingent will now attempt to open the metaphorical ‘next door’ at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, which starts for Manuel Neuer and Co against Portugal in just under two weeks. The FCB men played their last club fixture of the season against the Netherlands last Tuesday, and joined up with their international team-mates in the south of France on Saturday evening.

Trip to Monaco

“I won't speak to any of the players about the defeat in the Champions League final. I have no concerns about any hangover," said coach Joachim Löw prior to greeting Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Neuer, Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez. The eight-strong FCB group will start training on Monday, “and that's when we start preparing for the Euro," Löw said.