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“Number 16 of Bremen is challenged by number one of Leer during the Friendly Match between Germania Leer and Werder Bremen at the Hoheellern Stadium” The life of a Getty Images sport photographer is often...

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It is often thought in sport that nobody remembers who comes second, yet alone third place! Well, tonight the German nation will certainly remember. The German pride was what the team was playing for with...

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In response to Dave the blogger: In sport photography it’s often possible to adapt ideas from one sport to another and achieve different and striking results. It’s all about being open to different ideas in...

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The match was pretty even with both teams having chances they failed to convert. For me, the French goal keeper Fabian Bartez was the man of the match making several crucial saves. Following the penalty...

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Frankfurt is a place of high finance, high buildings, high expectations and high drama. It’s a place where the stakes are also high and where reputations can be made and lost in a single stroke....

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During the World Cup in 1998, a sports equipment manufacturer asked the rather strange question to several of the sponsored players: “Do you kiss football?” The players replied: “Yes of course!” Well, today I saw...

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It was quite a serious afternoon of training today (with a little fun thrown in for good measure!). Our joker, Robinho, returned after a couple of rest days and treatment to his leg injury. Although...

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So the great news today is that Elvis is a Brazilian fan and is alive and living in Germany. It’s true! I saw him with my own eyes and he was holding the World Cup...

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It’s not very often in a training session that the best pictures are made before the players step onto the pitch but today was one of those rare days. Ronaldo looked very happy as well...

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Today was a day of contrast, from all the sound and atmosphere of the stadium in Munich with its 66,000 cheering fans yesterday, to the small sleepy town of Bergisch Gladbach where less than 100...

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I decided to start the day by travelling to the stadium on the train with the fans. I thought this would help me savour the atmosphere and build up to the game even more than...

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The press conference turned into an autograph session as members of the international media clambered to get the signature of the Brazilian star Ronaldinho. Questions where asked and answered in several languages but perhaps the...

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Today was a public holiday in this part of Germany but for our boys it was back to work after having had a rest day yesterday. Much speculation has followed Ronaldo since his lacklustre performance...

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I’m Stuart Franklin, a Getty Images sports photographer who is “embedded” with the Brazilian team at the World Cup. In my first post here on the blog, I wanted to share a little more of...

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