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Such Nice Boys The Lessons of Germany's New Football Dominance

With the all-German Champions League final coming up, fans around the world are marveling at the rise of the country's football might. Successful reforms within the training system have created a new breed of German player who is more tender than his tank-like predecessors.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan