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Kehl steps down as Dortmund captain

Veteran midfielder Sebastian Kehl has stepped down as Borussia Dortmund captain as he plans for his final season as a professional footballer.

The 34-year-old announced the decision in a press conference on Wednesday, saying he preferred to hand over to a successor now while still being around to offer his support.

This important role has filled me with enjoyment and pride. It makes sense now to pass the baton on.

For now I will have the opportunity to stand by my successor and give advice and practical help and support with my experience.

Now the time is right.

– Kehl was speaking on the club's official website.

Griezmann heads for the capital

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann will get to show what he can do in the Champions League. Credit: PA

France international Antoine Griezmann has officially joined Atletico Madrid after signing a six-year contract with the Spanish champions.

Atletico and Real Sociedad announced on Monday that they had agreed a deal for the 23-year-old, believed to be worth around 30million euros (£24m), and the forward completed the move on Tuesday following a successful medical.

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Pep has a job for life at Bayern

Pep Guardiola has been told he has a job for life at Bayern Munich, says club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern are never going to sack Pep Guardiola, I can even put that in writing for you.

We have two perfect years behind us, won eight titles and some of our players have even put the cherry on top with the World Cup," he added.

And now we will continue setting records by being better than we've ever been after a World Cup.

– Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Welt am Sonntag

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