SC Freiburg News
Freiburg have progressed to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal courtesy of a 3-2 win over a 10-man Mainz.
Freiburg boss Christian Streich insists he does not need to concern himself with European qualification ahead of Friday's game with Eintracht Frankfurt as he believes the only thing he, or anyone else, is obliged to deal with is death.
Former Germany international Andreas Hinkel has announced he has retired from professional football at the age of 30.
Freiburg have made their first signing of the summer with midfielder Max Kruse arriving from second division side St Pauli.
Matthias Ginter has been rewarded for his goal in Freiburg's 1-0 win over Augsburg at the weekend by being given a full-time professional contract with the club.
Newcastle have signed Senegalese striker Papiss Demba Cisse from Freiburg on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club confirmed.
Bundesliga strugglers Freiburg have parted company with their coach Marcus Sorg only days before the team is due to regroup for training after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Papiss Demba Cisse's prospective move to Newcastle has fallen through and he is now set to remain with Freiburg, according to the German club's director of sport Dirk Dufner.
Wolfsburg began the 2011-12 Bundesliga campaign in convincing fashion as they slayed FC Cologne 3-0 on Saturday.
Blackburn have made a bid for prolific Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse, according to the Bundesliga club's sporting director Dirk Dufner. "I can confirm that Blackburn have made us an offer," he said.