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Kai Havertz is Bayer Leverkusen, Germany's next big thing, but he's destined for much bigger

Gab Marcotti breaks down the state of the Bundesliga title race after Saturday's surprise results.
Havertz is only 20 and appears set to star for Germany at this summer's Euros as well as secure the next big move in an already-impressive career.

COLOGNE -- It's winter along the Rhine, nearly the shortest day of the year. Morning light fills the living room of a spacious apartment in the Sudstadt, Cologne's most vibrant neighborhood. With breakfast finished, Kai Havertz pulls out the piano bench. He sits to play.

His repertoire, built over the past two years, includes pop and jazz standards. Today he chooses a classical piece, Yann Tiersen's Comptine d'un Autre ete: L'Apres Midi. He has been learning it the past few weeks. To improve,...

Germany's 1966 goalkeeper Tilkowski dies at 84, England's Hurst pays tribute

Hans Tilkowski, Germany
Hans Tilkowski has died at the age of 84, having played for Germany and Borussia Dortmund.

Germany's 1966 World Cup final goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski has died at the age of 84.

The former Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper was in goal in the Wembley final, which hosts England won 4-2.

Ex-England forward Geoff Hurst, whose hat trick in that match remains the only treble in World Cup final history, posted a touching tribute to Tilkowski on social media.

"Very sad to receive a call earlier to let me know that Germany's goalkeeper from 66 World Cup, Hans Tilkowski, has died," Hurst's tweet read.

"Terrific...

Bundesliga in talks with South Africa's PSL, searching for next Aubameyang

CAPE TOWN -- Germany's Bundesliga has a growing reputation as one of the most 'watchable' top leagues in the world, and is hoping to use that perception to grow its footprint in Africa in the coming years.

The English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga have, for some time, had a strong presence in Africa, boosted by big brands such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool.

But the Bundesliga has its own appeal, for players and fans alike, and already boasts some of Africa's biggest...

Euro 2020 draw: Germany, France and Portugal together; England, Croatia meet again

Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman react to Germany, France and Portugal being grouped together at Euro 2020.
The FC crew feel Joachim Low and Germany are under the microscope at Euro 2020.

Now the Euro 2020 draw has been made, the previews and predictions can begin! The tournament can be viewed LIVE in the U.S. on ESPN networks, from June 12 to July 12.

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Group A

Prediction: 1. Italy 2. Wales 3. Turkey 4. Switzerland

Overview: Italy were one of two teams (Belgium) to finish qualifying with a perfect record, but avoiding France and Portugal must come as a relief. Turkey took four points...