FILES - A picture taken on October 10, 2006 shows German midfielder Michael Ballack (L) and team coach Joachim Loew (R) giving a press conference in Bratislava on the eve of the Euro 2008 Group D ... more 
FILES - A picture taken on October 10, 2006 shows German midfielder Michael Ballack (L) and team coach Joachim Loew (R) giving a press conference in Bratislava on the eve of the Euro 2008 Group D qualifying match vs. Slovakia. Former Germany captain Michael Ballack's international career is over, the national football federation said on June 16, 2011 after talks between coach Joachim Loew with the ex-Chelsea midfielder. Ballack, 34, has not played for Germany since March 2010. AFP PHOTO / SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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