Germany's exit in the group stage of the World Cup has seen them plummet to 15th in FIFA's world rankings -- their lowest position in more than a decade.
The defending World Cup champions entered the competition No. 1 in the rankings, but they failed to reach the knockout rounds and made their earliest exit from the tournament in 80 years. They were ranked No. 22 in March 2006 but finished the year ranked No. 6 after finishing third at the World Cup.
NYON, Switzerland -- Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has had his doping ban increased to 18 months following an appeal against the original six-month sanction, European football's governing body UEFA has said.
The Frenchman was handed the original suspension in February after UEFA found the 31-year-old "guilty of using a prohibited method in accordance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibited list."
The former France international's lawyer had said Nasri was sanctioned for...
MIAMI, FLORIDA -- Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has praised the influence of Paul Pogba during France's World Cup success and said people need to start talking about his football rather than his haircuts.
Mendy and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be rivals when the Premier League kicks off in two weeks, but the France internationals have been good friends since they were young.
Mendy said Pogba showed the dressing room leadership which could make Jose Mourinho's side a major...