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Matthaus backs Lahm to keep captain's armband

August 9, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus believes Philipp Lahm should wear the captain's armband in future and not Michael Ballack.

Matthaus believes that Lahm commands more respect from his team-mates than Ballack after he led der mannschaft with distinction at the World Cup finals.

Ballack has said that he expects to have the captaincy restored to him when he has fully recovered from an ankle injury. But Matthaus has sided with Lahm.

Both Ballack and Lahm are not ...

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