Germany taps firefighter Zummer to replace legendary Matthäus to take over from Flick

  German legend Lothar Matthäus (62) has recommended Matthias Zummer (56) to replace Hanji Flick (58). "Germany legend Lothar Matthäus has rejected the job of Hannes Flick and recommended Matthias Zummer as his successor," Sky Sports Germany reported on Tuesday (June 10). Germany lost 1-4 in a friendly match against Japan at 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday. The team suffered an even more humiliating defeat at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, losing 1-2 to Japan in the group stage. It wasn't just against Japan that the German national team struggled. The Germans were also at their worst during the A-match in June. They drew with Ukraine and lost to Poland-Colombia. If you include the Belgium game in March and today's game against Japan, the team has one draw and four losses in five official matches. As a result, Hanji Flick's job is very much in jeopardy. Flick was already rumored to be on the hot seat before the game against Japan, but the loss has made it very likely that

Badminton Women's Champion Ahn Se-young dominates all three openings in Korea, China and Japan

  World No. 1 badminton women's singles player Ahn Se-young (21-Samsung Life Insurance) swept international tournaments in South Korea, China and Japan. On Tuesday, Ahn defeated Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) in the women's singles final of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 1000 China Open in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The world No. 2 defeated Yamaguchi in straight sets 2-0 (21-10 21-19) in just 38 minutes. She returned to the podium just two weeks after winning the World Championships last month. It was Ahn's ninth title this year. Notably, Ahn has dominated all of the open tournaments in the badminton powerhouses of Korea , China, and Japan. In July, Ahn won the Korea Open and Japan Open back-to-back, followed by the Super 1000 in China. Yamaguchi was once considered Ahn's nemesis, but she was no match for her. After winning the first set in double figures, Ahn fought back to take the second set. But at 19-all, Ahn came from behind and capitalized

'Shocking Defeat in Japan' German Flick Sacked Immediately After Battle

  Germany has sheathed its sword. Germany's national soccer team head coach Hans Flick has been fired, the German newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday. Rudy Füller, the head coach of the German national soccer team, will take over on an interim basis for the upcoming match against France. "The German Football Association is looking to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as his successor," Bild reported. Flick's team lost 1-4 in a friendly against Japan at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Oct. 10. They self-destructed in front of their home fans. With the Euro on the horizon, Germany followed up the World Cup with a poor showing in the Nations League. They were looking to bounce back when they hosted Japan, the team that humiliated them at the last World Cup, but they suffered a shocking defeat.  Earlier, Germany failed to advance to the round of 16 after a 1-2 loss to Japan in the group stage of the 2022 Katar World Cup. Japan, on the other hand, survived the '

'A feat even Nowitzki couldn't do' Germany defeat Serbia to win first Basketball World Cup title

  Germany reigns supreme at the top of world basketball . The German men's national basketball team defeated Serbia 83-77 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Final on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Germany won its first gold medal in World Cup history. It's a feat that even the greatest player in German basketball history, Dirk Nowitzki, has never accomplished. Germany's previous best finish was a bronze medal at the 2002 U.S. Championships, when Nowitzki played. Schroder picked up the baton after Novicki retired from the national team in 2015. With NBA starters in key positions, Germany's efforts paid off with their first World Cup title. Two of the best teams in European basketball met in the World Cup Finals. It felt like a EuroBasket final. The game was even more intense because these two teams know each other so well. NBA stars exploded for their respective countries. Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta Hawks) scored 13 points, including three t

Alleged assault on girlfriend eventually excluded from training

  Anthony Martial, who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, has been banned from training with the club. Manchester United announced on Tuesday (July 10) via the club's official website, "We acknowledge the allegations against Anthony. Players away on international duty are due to return on Monday, but Anthony has agreed to defer his return until further notice in order to resolve the allegations." Anthony has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Brazilian outlet UOL recently reported that Anthony's ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, was assaulted multiple times over the course of a year, beginning in June 2022. She also alleged that Anthony threatened to throw her out of a moving car. Anthony's assaults reportedly left her injured. Kavalin told local Brazilian media that she was assaulted in January at a hotel in Manchester by Anthony, kicking and punching her, and in May, while pregnant, she claimed to have suffered a finger injury. In response, Antho

Celtic's Yang Hyun-Jun gets his first assist in two games

 After joining Scottish professional soccer's top club Celtic this summer, Yang Hyun-joon has recorded his first offensive point in just two league games. Yang scored an assist after coming off the bench in the second half of Celtic's 2023-2024 Scottish Premiership second-round match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland, on March 13. Yang made his official match debut in the regular-season opener against Ross County on Sept. 5, coming on as a 34th-minute substitute, and he did so again today, starting on the bench before coming on for Riel Abada in the 25th minute. He delivered a quick, low cross from the flank in the 39th minute to Matt O'Reilly, who calmly slotted home the winner. Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-1 to make it two wins in a row to open the season. After coming off the bench in the opening two games of the league, Yang played more minutes on this occasion than in the previous match. Yang Hyun-joon, who joined Celtic at the end of last month aft

Tottenham legends applaud 'NEW captain' Son Heung-min

 A team legend has applauded Son Heung-min, 31, as the new captain of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League (EPL). "Robbie Keane congratulated Son Heung-min on his appointment as Tottenham captain on social media," British media outlet The Boot Room reported on Wednesday (June 13). "Son Heung-min has been named club captain, taking over the armband from Hugo Lloris," Tottenham announced on its official website. Son, who is entering his ninth season with Tottenham, is the club's first captain. He is only the second South Korean to captain an EPL team in 11 years, with Park Ji-Sung, 42, captaining Queens Park Rangers in 2012. Upon being named captain, Son Heung-min said on social media, "This is a very special moment for me and my family. To be named captain of Tottenham is an honor of a lifetime. I will do my best to make everyone proud," he said. "The start of the season is now upon us. We have great players and leaders at Tottenham and