Neuer: We're glad it's starting at last

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When the 2006 World Cup kicked off at the Allianz Arena exactly ten years ago Manuel Neuer had yet to make his Bundesliga debut. Today the World's Best Goalkeeper aims to expand his honours collection by one of the few titles he has not won yet: the European championship! “We're glad it's finally starting,” the Bayern netminder said on Thursday, “we can't wait to be out on the pitch.” The atmosphere in the squad is “very good,” according to Neuer, who will follow Friday's opener between France and Romania together with Thomas Müller, Mario Götze & Co on TV. “We'll all sit in front of the TV and watch the game.” The world champions take on Ukraine in their first group match in Lille on Sunday at 21.00 CET.

Kimmich resumes squad programme

After recovering from a bad cold Joshua Kimmich resumed the Germany squad programme on Thursday. The Bayern starlet is likely to be available for selection against Ukraine on Sunday. Lukas Podolski and Julian Weigl were also back on the training ground in Evian-les-Bains. Mats Hummels is still recovering from a torn hamstring and missed the session, as did Jonathan Tah, who was only called up on Tuesday.

Two FCB legends in all-time Euro XI

A great accolade for two former FC Bayern internationals! Philipp Lahm and Franz Beckenbauer have been voted into UEFA's “all-time Euro XI” by users of the European governing body's website. More than 3.5 million fans participated in the poll. UEFA announced the results at a ceremony at Paris City Hall. Gianluigi Buffon from Italy features between the sticks behind a back four comprising Germany's Lahm and Beckenbauer, Carlos Puyol from Spain and Paolo Maldini from Italy. Andrés Iniesta from Spain, Andrea Pirlo from Italy and Zinedine Zidane from France are in charge of the midfield, whereas Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry from France and Dutchman Marco van Basten form the attacking unit.


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