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Ballack wants to gain coaching badge

October 9, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Michael Ballack has said his first goal after retiring from professional football last week is to gain a German coaching license.

Ballack, 36, said he wanted to obtain the qualification but added that only time would tell if he eventually took up a career in coaching.

The former Germany captain told Express the decision to put an end to his playing career had not been a difficult one, explaining: "Despite a few offers, I was lacking the motivation to continue.

"I ...

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