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Never mind the Ballacks

November 16, 2010
By Nick Bidwell
(Archive)
After a bright new era dawned for the Germany at the World Cup finals last summer, Lothar Matthaus believes absent skipper Michael Ballack has become surplus to requirements in a fresh-faced Nationalmannschaft.

While the injured Ballack will again be missing as Germany travel to Gothenburg to take on Sweden in a friendly international on Wednesday night, national team boss Joachim Low insists the former Chelsea star still has a future, but Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning captain begs ...

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