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Rodrigo Zalazar joins FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have signed Rodrigo Zalazar on a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, with the option to sign him on a permanent deal running until 2025/26. The option is not dependent upon which division the club is competing in. Zalazar will wear the No.10 shirt for the Royal Blues.

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Ralf Fährmann back in team training

After spending two weeks in quarantine, Ralf Fährmann has returned to team training. The goalkeeper tested positive for coronavirus on 19 July and was therefore unable to help Schalke in the first two league games of the season against Hamburger SV and Holstein Kiel.

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Simon Terodde: It’s really pleasing

The recipe for success for the Royal Blues in the first half of a 3-0 away win against Holstein Kiel on Sunday (1/8) was twice the same – Thomas Ouwejan assisting Simon Terodde. Both goals were in themselves quite similar, because they both came from free kicks into the box from the Dutchman, and the Royal Blues’ new striker calmly capitalised on them.

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Matthew Hoppe wins the Gold Cup with USMNT

The USMNT won the Gold Cup on Sunday night/Monday morning, beating Mexico 1-0 in the final in extra time (2/8). Striker Matthew Hoppe started the game, coming off in the dying embers of extra time.

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Marius Bülter: It was important that we showed a reaction

Both Marius Bülter and Michael Langer spoke to the media after Sunday’s 3-0 win at Holstein Kiel (1/8), as well as the two head coaches.

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Schalke win away in Kiel

FC Schalke 04 beat Holstein Kiel 3-0 away from home on Sunday afternoon (1/8). Simon Terodde scored twice, both from Thomas Ouwejan free-kicks, and Marius Bülter sealed the win in the second half.

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Dominick Drexler: Only focused on winning the game

Dominick Drexler’s perfectly-timed tackle kick-started the counter-attack that led to Simon Terodde’s opening goal in the season opener against Hamburger SV. The midfielder was subbed off to a round of applause in the 73rd minute of his competitive debut for Schalke. Now, Drexler is looking to pick up his first points of the campaign against his former side, Holstein Kiel.

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Dimitrios Grammozis with several options for the Latza role in Kiel

Schalke are off to Kiel. On Sunday (1 August) the Royal Blues face their first away game of the season with kick-off in the Holstein-Stadion at 13:30 CEST. Dimitrios Grammozis gave a squad update ahead of the trip.

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Matthew Hoppe reaches the Gold Cup final

Matthew Hoppe and the US men’s national team booked their place in the Gold Cup final during the early hours of Friday morning. 20,500 people watched on at the Q2 stadium in Austin, Texas as the Schalke man and his international teammates beat next year’s World Cup hosts Qatar 1-0 in the semi-final.

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Rouven Schröder: Exciting weeks ahead

Sporting director Rouven Schröder answered questions from the media during a press conference on Thursday (29/7). The 45-year-old spoke about the season opener against Hamburger SV, potential transfers and Danny Latza’s injury. Schalke04.de have summed up all the key answers from today’s press conference.

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Schalke and Umbro present new away kit

Ahead of the away game against Kiel, FC Schalke 04 and Umbro present the club’s new away kit. The shirt is exclusively available from store.schalke04.de from Thursday, 29th July.

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Martin Fraisl: I was impressed by their togetherness

Martin Fraisl has been part of the FC Schalke 04 goalkeeping trio for exactly one week now. The 28-year-old Austrian made his debut between the sticks for Royal Blue during Tuesday’s 7-0 friendly win against SSVg Velbert. The keeper now wants to work hard to play an important role in a successful season for the club.

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Schalker International: Ahmed Afandi

In our latest edition of our series ‘Schalker International’, where we’ll meet Schalke fans all over the globe and find out about how they came to love FC Schalke 04, we spoke to Ahmed Afandi from Tunisia.

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S04 put seven past SSVg Velbert in pre-season friendly

FC Schalke 04 faced SSVg Velbert in a friendly on Tuesday night (27/7), winning 7-0 against the fifth-division side. Marvin Pieringer scored a hat-trick, with Amine Harit (2), Kerim Calhanoglu and Can Bozdogan all getting on the scoresheet. The match was arranged on short notice and took place on one of the training grounds at the Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg. For organisational reasons, the match had to take place behind closed doors. Future friendlies will take place with spectators in attendance, as usual.

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Marcin Kaminski: Really wanted to be part of the new team

Schalke’s new number 35 is Marcin Kaminski. The centre-back joined the Royal Blues from VfB Stuttgart and is now following in the footsteps of some prominent predecessors from his homeland, Poland, and in his position: Tomasz Hajto and Tomasz Waldoch. This duo was part of a Schalke team that won two DFB-Pokals at the start of the century. The 29-year-old has already been in touch with his compatriots.

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Matthew Hoppe sends USMNT to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup

Matthew Hoppe scored the winner to send the USMNT through to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup on Monday night (26/7). The striker netted the game-winning goal for his side in a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. It was the 20-year-old's first ever international goal in his third appearance for the side, as he also picked up the Man of the Match award.

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Nassim Boujellab to spend 2021/22 season with FC Ingolstadt 04

Nassim Boujellab has joined FC Ingolstadt 04 on loan for the new season. The midfielder has also signed an extension to his Schalke contract until 2022/23. No further details on the transfer will be disclosed.

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Danny Latza sidelined with a knee injury

A day after the 3-1 defeat to Hamburger SV, a diagnosis has been made on Danny Latza’s injury. The midfielder was subbed off after half an hour following a collision with Tim Leibold. Latza has been diagnosed with a lateral collateral knee ligament injury, and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

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Terodde: We had it in our hands

The Royal Blues started strongly against Hamburg and the Veltins-Arena was alive after 30 minutes, owing to a goal from new man Simon Terodde in the 7th minute and a Michael Langer penalty save in the 28th. Come full time, however, Terodde and co. were made to do with a defeat to kick off the season, which frustrated the attacker especially. One moment of the game stuck out to him in particular.

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Hamza Mendyl joins Gaziantep FK on loan

FC Schalke 04 and Turkish first-division side Gaziantep FK have reached an agreement over the loan of Hamza Mendyl. The left back will join the Süper Lig outfit on a season-long deal. The two sides have agreed not to disclose any further details of the transfer.