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Götze nominated for Laureus Award

A big honour for Mario Götze! The FCB pro and scorer of the World Cup winner for Germany in the summer has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards 2015. “I’m very proud to be nominated. Of course, I hope me and lots of fans will remember the goal against Argentina for a long time to come,” said the newly crowned Goalscorer of the Year who is in the category Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year competing with Real Madrid pro James Rodriguez, Croat tennis star Marin Cilic, Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, USA skier Mikaela Shiffrin and the Switzerland Davis Cup team. A total of 42 athletes have been nominated in seven categories including the Germany football team (Laureus World Team of the Year). 50 sporting legends (including Franz Beckenbauer and Boris Becker) will now select the winners to be honoured on 15 April at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai.

Extra shift for Boateng

Jérôme Boateng did not fancy a day off on Thursday. The central defender completed an additional intensive training session in the morning. He worked hard on speed and strength in the gym and on the training ground. At the same time, it was a normal working day for Philipp Lahm and Javi Martínez who both continued their rehab training.