Beichler linked with Berlin move

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Sturm Graz star Daniel Beichler has met Hertha BSC for talks over a transfer, it has emerged.Austrian sports newspapers report today (Tues) that the national team striker flew to the German capital yesterday to meet with managers of the club which was relegated from the German Bundesliga last season.Beichler, 21, was the best goal scorer […]

Rapid stars exodus fears over Nuhiu signing

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Speculations that Rapid Vienna will have to let their two best strikers go have intensified after the club announced the signing of a young talent.The club’s executive director Alfred Hörtnagl said today (Tues) Austrian Under-21s national team ace Atdhe Nuhiu will join Rapid for next season from league rivals SV Ried. Nuhiu, who is 197 […]

Liverpool to play friendly in Vorarlberg

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Premiership giants Liverpool FC will play Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal in Altach, Vorarlberg, on 17 July.Organisers said today (Tues) the friendly will mark the 20th anniversary of the town’s stadium which used to be called Schnabelholz. The venue, which has a capacity of 8,500, was recently renamed Cashpoint Arena after the local second-league team’s main […]

Stankovic back in Austrian league after Italian adventure

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Vice champions Austria Vienna said today (Fri) they had agreed with striker Marko Stankovic on a two-year deal.The 24-year-old Austrian joins the side coached by Karl Daxbacher from Italian Serie B club US Triestina.Stankovic, who performed for the Austrian national team once in a friendly against Turkey in November 2008 (2-4), played for Bundesliga club […]

Sturm Graz ace Hlinka on his way out

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Slovak midfielder Peter Hlinka is to leave Sturm Graz at the end of this season despite saying today (Thurs) he wanted to stay.”I haven’t spoken to [Sturm Graz executive manager] Oliver Kreuzer since winter. I always stressed I can imagine very well staying with Sturm. But what am I supposed to do if no one […]

Sturm Graz eye Real Madrid ace

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Austrian Bundesliga club Sturm Graz have set their sights on an up-and-coming Real Madrid player, the Austrian press has claimed.Sports newspapers report today (Fri) that the club’s executive manager Oliver Kreuzer flew to Spain to check out the skills of centre-back Gary Kagelmacher.The 21-year-old Uruguayan with German roots – whose contract expires this summer – […]

‘Vienna mafia’ allegations as off-side goal serves up victory

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Sturm Graz fans accused referees of being bribed by the “Viennese mafia” as Austria Vienna beat their team thanks to an off-side goal.Third-placed Austria Vienna increased their chances to perform in the Europe League next season as Roland Linz found the net in yesterday’s (Sun) 1-0 triumph over the side of Franco Foda.But Karl Daxbacher, […]

Jantscher linked with Borussia Mönchengladbach move

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Sturm Graz star Jakob Jantscher is on the wish list of German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach, a sports newspaper has claimed.German weekly kicker reports in its new edition that club Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Michael Frontzeck had set his sights on the midfielder.The national team ace’s contract with Sturm Graz – who are currently fourth in […]

Austria Vienna to sport red kit in AIDS fight

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Austria Vienna will wear special all-red jerseys and shorts for the first time in the club’s history against Red Bull Salzburg this Sunday as part of an international AIDS awareness campaign.The team, who usually compete in purple, support its outfitter Nike’s “Lace Up, Save Lives” campaign which was initiated by U2 singer Bono. Stars like […]

Josko stays on board as SV Ried sponsor

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Upper Austrian windows and doors producer Josko is to remain the main sponsor of Bundesliga side SV Ried, it was announced today (Fri).The company, based in Koping im Innkreis, has financially supported the football club for eleven seasons.Oberösterreichische Versicherung insurance company meanwhile said it will also stay on board as SV Ried sponsor.The team, currently […]