Fight for the Captaincy A Power Struggle on the German National Team?

German football team captain Philip Lahm has thrown down to the gauntlet to injured playmaker Michael Ballack by saying he has no intention of handing back the captaincy voluntarily. The team has performed so well in the World Cup that Ballack's return is starting to look doubtful.
Philipp Lahm celebrating Germany's 4-0 win over Aregentina on Saturday.

Philipp Lahm celebrating Germany's 4-0 win over Aregentina on Saturday.

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cro -- with wire reports