[The Independent] - Inevitable, of course, is the kind of controversy which challenges the unity of any team, and most recently involved captain Philipp Lahm's ruthless ambition to succeed his ageing predecessor Michael Ballack. There is also the taut rivalry between
(born 26 September 1976) is a retired German footballer. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of his international team. Ballack has worn the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for except for Kaiserslautern. He was selected by Pelé as one of FIFA's 100 Greatest Living Players, and as the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in He has won the German Footballer of the Year award three times – in 2002, and Ballack was known for his passing range, scoring ability, ball skills, and commanding presence in the midfield.
[TSN (blog)] - Maybe currently separated by five time zones and thousands of miles, it's not only Euro TV studios that links the BBC's Clarence Seedorf with ESPN's Michael Ballack - according to recent reports, a Montreal Impact jersey does too. When asked if
[Vitalfootball] - Fabregas is world-class but does not give match-winning performances.I ha ve never seen him fight or become a warrior when his team is in trouble.We need warriors.Even our fans hate him.He spit on Michael Ballack also.He is poisonous and plays for a
[Portsmouth News] - In the words of ex-Chelsea star Michael Ballack, who is working with us on ESPN: 'England are parking three buses.' But considering the chaos which Hodgson inherited, he deserves credit. Asked to cobble a strategy together in a matter of weeks with an
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - The first results for the senior team were visible at the World Cup when despite a string of injuries to top players like Michael Ballack before the tournament, Germany cruised to a surprise third place in South Africa after stunning victories
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Michael Ballack, who was guest commentator for ESPN in the US, said the same thing at half time. He thought the dry pitch would make it hard for Spain. From Elson, on Sun 10 Jun 21: thumbs(s) up · 0 thumb(s) down. Report Abuse. Sort comments by:
[Liverpool-Kop] - Even on ESPN, here in the Western side of the Atlantic, Michael Ballack and Alexi Lallas were equally as scathing. When I saw Xabi that free for the header, my first thought was "who screwed up there?" 1:12 AM, June 24, lowee78 said... spot on carra.
[Premiership Talk] - Former Germany captain Michael Ballack, whose nation was beaten 1-0 by Spain in similar fashion in both the Euro final and the World Cup semifinal, expressed in frustration in the ESPN Studios about the manner in which teams fail to apply the
[Sport.co.uk] - It's time to get going," said the 28-year-old who took over the captaincy officially from Michael Ballack after the World Cup. "We have a great squad, we just need to show what we can do." Germany flew to Lviv, Ukraine, on Friday with assistant
[Premiership Talk] - Former Germany captain Michael Ballack, who fell out with both Lahm and Low during the country's World Cup campaign in South Africa two years ago, had encouraging words for his semifinals-bound nation. “They [Germany] had a well-deserved victory.
[Premiership Talk] - German superstar Michael Ballack has been linked repeatedly with a move to MLS outfit Montreal Impact but at the moment, he looks way too comfortable in his role as a Euro analyst for ESPN. Ballack recently concluded his second stint with