A soccer club in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was having such a hard time finding players that the team almost threw in the towel. But then their neighbors in Poland came to the rescue. Now a largely Polish team is playing for Germany's 8th division.
Germany's triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw's side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Germany central defender Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma. The 24-year-old former Stuttgart player has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions.
Goals either side of the half-time break from Max Meyer and Serge Gnabry helped Horst Hrubesch's side to the first three points of the tournament. Germany will take on Denmark in their second group game on Wednesday.
Call this one the match that refused to believe the hype. Germany and Poland cancel one another out in a less than scintillating 0-0 draw, where the two defenses came up trumps. The result was a yawner.
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