Afellay, Moritz sustains injury
Shalke‘s midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Christoph Moritz both would be sideline when the 2nd half of the season begins. Both players picked up an injury in their friendly game against Qatar based team Al Saad. The Dutch international suffer a muscle strain in his right thigh, a similar injury that kept him out for the for several weeks in the first half of the season. He is expected to be out for 2 months. Moritz on the other hand damaged the outer ligament of his right knee; he is expected to be out for some few weeks.
Hoger extend contract
23 year old Marco Hoger has extended his contract with Shalke 04 till 2016, Hoger has been very vital for the Royal Blue and he is still developing. He made the move to the top flight club from Alemannia Aachen in 2011; He has featured 34 times, scoring 2 goals with 5 assists.
Monchengladbach enjoying Dubai Adventure
Deutsche Football Liga ambassadors Borussia Mönchengladbach are taking advantage of the winter break training to enjoy some adventure. After 5 training session in 3 days, the players were given the Monday afternoon off. Majority of the players went to the Dubai Mall, But the Scandinavian quartet of Havard Nordtveit (Norway), Swedish duo Oscar Wendt and Branimir Hrgota and Finland's Alexander Ring went for something different, they opted for a desert jeep tour.
Hajnal Agrees New Deal
Hungarian international Tamas Hajnal has extended his contract with Vfb Stuttgart till 2014 with an option of a further one year. The Sport Director Fredi Bobic feel excited and expressed his satisfaction at securing the deal, He highlighted that the 51 caps international always put the team interest first and he believe that is vital for Stuttgart.
OPTA and Hego win Data Collation Contract
The Deutsche Football Liga has award two national and international reputable data service provider OPTA Sporten Data and Hego Trac AB the collation of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 match data. The contract will run until the end of 2016/2017. the main focus of the assignment will be on the by Shopping Sidekick">delivery of information for match analysis.
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