Arjen Robben celebrated his 31st birthday with two goals as Bayern Munich beat Bochum 5-1 in a friendly on Friday evening, and the Dutchman said how good it felt to be playing football again.
After one week off followed by five weeks of training, the Bundesliga recommences next weekend when Bayern travel to second-placed Wolfsburg, and Robben cannot wait for the real action to begin again.
"It was an important game today,'' said the Dutchman to sport1.de. "You can train all you want, but you need...
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political."
Ribery watched his teammate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier.
In both cases, the Bayern player finished behind winner Cristiano Ronaldo and runner-up Lionel Messi, who have claimed the top two spots in six of the past seven years, the only exception being Andres Iniesta's second-place...
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has defended Bayern Munich over their recent trip to Saudi Arabia.
Bayern played a friendly against Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal in Riad on Saturday, which reportedly earned the club over a million euros, with the fee paid by Bayern stakeholders Volkswagen, according to Suddeutsche Zeitung.
The Bundesliga champions then faced questions over their failure to address human right issues in the country, with criticism from FIFA Executive Committee member...