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Germany call-ups for FCB quartet

Germany will contest the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying double header with four of Bayern’s World Cup winners. Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Mario Götze and Thomas Müller have been named in coach Joachim Löw’s squad for the meetings with Poland in Warsaw at 8.45 pm CET on 11 October and at home to Ireland on 14 October at the same kick-off time in Gelsenkirchen.

Over 22 million FCB followers on Facebook

Mia san 22 million! In the early hours of Thursday morning the official Bayern Facebook page welcomed follower number 22 million. They come from Cairo, Bangkok, Mexico City and Sao Paulo as well as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich: fans from all over the world enjoy the club’s Facebook presence, first launched back in August 2010. After passing the 22 million mark, FC Bayern now has more than twice as many followers as the second most successful German club on Facebook, Dortmund with 10.8 million. Danke and thank you, Bayern fans!