Norway's Enova hands $114mn for hydrogen production    Gold prices in Egypt on June 29    World Bank to provide Egypt $500 million to enhance food security – minister    Saudi citizens could enter Schengen countries visa-free    Egypt's Petrojet returns to Libyan oil sector after 11 years    Cemex, VeryNile sign deal for Egypt's Nile River    NATO remarks Egypt's role in maintaining stability in Middle East and Africa    Congo needs Egypt's expertise to diversify its economy – FPI official    Dostarlimab drug cures rectal cancer patient 100%, trials show    Egypt: A royal train turns into a new tourism attraction    Conclusions and Recommendations of the 1st edition of Africa Health ExCon    For the first time John Legend to perform in Egypt    Egypt discovers newly treasure trove of ancient artifacts at Saqqara Necropolis    Noura Al-Mutair – first Gulf female boxer in World Championships    Liverpool fans: "You'll Never Walk Alone" to Cristiano Ronaldo    Egypt to play key role in integrating water, climate issues globally – World Bank official    Egypt's telecoms regulator announces working hours for holy month of Ramadan    Maha karara joins AAIB as Head of Corporate Communications, Sustainability    Egypt works on charting cooperation strategies with international institutions for 5 years: Al-Mashat    Over 2.4 million newborns examined for hearing impairment: Health Ministry    Netflix releases trailer of Arab adaption of 'Perfect Strangers' film    Balqees to headline concert celebrating launch of streaming giant LIVENow in MENA    Sawsan Badr to be honoured at Aswan Women Film Festival    MP Abdel Hady Al-Qasby calls government to facilitate and support NGOs    Al-Sisi follows up on 'Great Transfiguration Project' in St. Catherine    Cairo, London stress need to strengthen cooperation to face climate change    Foreigners account for 22.6% of Egypt's T-bills issuances in 1H 2021: CBE    Egypt's ambassador to Italy passes away    Egypt confirms readiness to help African countries face terrorism and extremism    An estimated 235 million people needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 40% compared to 2020: IOM Egypt    Egypt, DRC discuss water cooperation during WYF    Egypt, DR Congo discuss boosting bilateral cooperation during WYF    Cameroonian police probe assault on three Algerian journalists covering AFCON    Pharaohs start AFCON 2021 campaign with fierce clash against Nigeria    Foreign Ministry opens capacity building course for French-speaking African diplomats    Egypt's trade with Nile basin countries climbs 26% y-o-y in 9 months    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Bundesliga Preview-Part Two
Published in FilGoal on 10 - 08 - 2006

The 44th edition of the German Bundesliga kicks-off on Friday August 11th when champions Bayern Munich begin their title defense by facing rivals Borussia Dortmund.
FilGoal.com offers a look at the prospects for Bundesliga clubs in the 2006-07 season.
The clubs are listed according to last season's standings.
Borussia Moenchengladbach:
Coach: Jupp Heynckes
Borussia Moenchengladbach are aiming to regain their 1970s glory years when they won five Bundesliga titles as their positions in recent seasons were very disappointing.
They have good players at their disposal who could help them improve on their 10th place from last season like German international Oliver Neuville, striker Wesley Sonck and defender Marcell Jansen.
FSV Mainz 05:
Coach: Juergen Klopp
Mainz are progressing since sealing promotion to the top flight back in 2004. They battled for Bundesliga stay in 2004-2005 and in the 2005-2006 season they were placed 11th, five points clear of relegation.
Mainz will be targeting a UEFA Cup place after they tasted playing in Europe when they entered the competition following the 2004/2005 season through Fair Play rankings.
Hanover 96:
Coach: Peter Neururer
Hanover fans are expecting their team to be more ambitious as the team plays to stay in the Bundesliga.
Hanover's strength lies in their front line which contains Vahid Hashemian, Thomas Brdaric and Jiri Stajner while their defense will be affected by Per Mertesacker's departure to Werder Bremen, although they signed Frank Fahrenhorst as a replacement.
Arminia Bielefeld:
Coach: Thomas von Heesen
Arminia Bielefeld, known for their rollercoaster Bundesliga campaigns, suffered a blow ahead of the new season with the news that South African international Sibusiso Zuma suffered a knee injury that will rule him out for six weeks.

Mainz
The team is struggling before the start of the new season as new arrival Christian Eigler is also injured while Ghana international Isaac Boakye joined Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt:
Coach: Friedhelm Funkel
Eintracht Frankfurt must improve their display if they want to ensure safety in the Bundesliga next season after they finished in 14th spot, just three points above the relegation zone.
They strengthened their attack by signing Naohiro Takahara from Hamburg and Michael Thurk from Mainz.
VfL Wolfsburg
Coach: Klaus Augenthaler
Wolfsburg escaped relegation from the Bundesliga last season in the final day following a 2-2 draw with Kaiserslautern.
They hope to make up for this disappointment and push for a place in the upper part of the table.
Their star players are Simon Jentzsch, Diego Klimowicz and Mike Hanke.
Alemannia Aachen:
Coach: Dieter Hecking
Alemannia Aachen finally ended their 36 year absence from the Bundesliga after sealing promotion last season.
The team will have an uphill task to stay in the Bundesliga as their players do not have any experience in the top-flight football.
VFL Bochum
Coach: Marcel Koller
Bochum snatched first place in the German second division after beating Alemannia Aachen 2-0, just one year after they were relegated.
It was the fifth successive time for Bochum to return to the Bundesliga a year after being relegated to the second division.
They will count on their stars Dariusz Wosz, Benjamin Auer and Edu f


Clic here to read the story from its source.