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Germany's Jerome Boateng to miss France match after suffering injury vs. Netherlands

Kasey Keller says if Joachim Low doesn't make changes soon it might be him that gets changed, after Germany's 3-0 loss to the Netherlands.

Germany defender Jerome Boateng will not face France in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday after suffering a calf problem.

Bayern Munich's Boateng picked up the injury as Germany slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Netherlands on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has now returned to Munich, and in a statement Bayern noted that national boss Joachim Low had opted not to substitute him in Amsterdam.

"After suffering a calf injury, Jerome Boateng had to leave the Germany squad early on Sunday," the statement said.


Germany coach Joachim Low admits pressure is growing after Netherlands defeat

Kasey Keller says if Joachim Low doesn't make changes soon it might be him that gets changed, after Germany's 3-0 loss to the Netherlands.

Germany coach Joachim Low has said he is braced for renewed debate over his future after his side crashed to a 3-0 loss to Netherlands on Saturday.

The Nations League defeat -- Netherlands' first win over Germany in 16 years -- followed a World Cup campaign that saw Low's side eliminated in the group stage.

And speaking after goals from Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum had seen off the 2014 World Cup winners, Low said he knew the pressure on him would increase.

"Of course I...

I have the 'curiosity' of coaching at international level - Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he would be interested in coaching at the international level.

The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss said he "always had the curiosity of trying out" the possibility of leading a national team.

"If the opportunity came I would like to be a national team coach. If it can be done, I would like to do it," Guardiola told the Universo Valdano show.  

Although he did not cite any specific countries, Guardiola said he enjoyed living abroad.

"You learn...

FIFA brings end to Pakistan suspension for court interference

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Rules imposed by FIFA and its members prohibit outside influence on its independence.

ZURICH -- FIFA has lifted the Pakistan football federation's suspension, imposed in October because of outside interference by a court.

Rules imposed by world football's governing body and its members prohibit outside influence on their independence.

FIFA said Pakistan's federation had this month "successfully taken back control" of its offices and accounts from a court-appointed administrator.

The country's men's national team has not played since 2015, according to FIFA's website, and is ranked...

Iran ban on female fans at matches will end soon - FIFA's Gianni Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Iran has assured him female fans will be allowed to attend stadiums "soon" after they were barred from a game he attended in Tehran.

Iran has barred women from attending men's football games since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Just like predecessor Sepp Blatter five years ago, Infantino returned from a trip to Tehran with a reassurance from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that women won't be shut out of stadiums for much longer.

But no timeframe was provided...