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Ko Itakura in World Cup qualifying action with Japan

Defender Ko Itakura and Japan have two crucial fixtures coming up as they look to secure one of 32 spots at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. No other Royal Blues are in action as there will be no European games over this international break.

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Danny Latza: You can see what a good group we have here

Danny Latza had barely been on the pitch six minutes when he latched onto Marvin Pieringer’s cross to score against Aue on Saturday (22.01). Just 12 minutes later, the half-time substitute headed in for his second. It was the first time since 2016 that Latza had scored twice in a game – back then he bagged a hat-trick for 1. FSV Mainz 05 against Hamburger SV.

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S04 to play friendly against 1. FC Köln – Broadcast live on YouTube

FC Schalke 04 will make use of the international break to play a friendly: This Thursday (27/01), the Royal Blues will travel to 1. FC Köln. Kick-off at the Franz-Kremer Stadion will be 13:00 CET.

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Andreas Vindheim: I couldn’t have dreamt of a better debut

With a hand in three goals and scoring one himself, Andreas Vindheim got his Schalke career off to a successful start in the 5-0 away win over Aue on Saturday (22/01). “I couldn’t have dreamt of a better debut,” said the 26-year-old Norwegian, who joined the club two weeks ago.

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Marvin Pieringer: We took advantage of the space and got our goals

Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis and his opposite number Marc Hensel spoke to the media after Schalke’s 5-0 win over FC Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday evening (22/1). Striker Marvin Pieringer also gave his opinion on the game.

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S04 win 5-0 away in Aue

FC Schalke 04 recorded their fifth away win of the season away to FC Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday night (22/1). Simon Terodde, Andreas Vindheim, Danny Latza (2) and Marvin Pieringer got the goals in a convincing 5-0 win.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We’re travelling to Aue play our game

Schalke’s first away game of 2022 is at FC Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday (22/1) at 20:30 CET. Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis has all the players available from the Holstein Kiel game again, plus Marvin Pieringer, with the striker back after serving a suspension.

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Timo Becker joins Hansa Rostock on loan

FC Schalke 04 have loaned out Timo Becker to FC Hansa Rostock for the rest of the season. The centre-back’s contract with the Royal Blues runs until the end of the 2022/23 campaign. The financial details of the loan move are undisclosed.

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Marius Lode: I'm a player that looks to get forward

Marius Lode has been a Royal Blue for about a week now, with the Norwegian making his first appearance for S04 in the home game against Holstein Kiel. The 28-year-old centre-back faced the media and spoke about the reasons for making the move to Schalke, his style of play and his role models.

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Martin Fraisl: Frustrated about the missed chances, but praise for the returning players

Even though FC Schalke 04 had more chances in Sunday’s game against Holstein Kiel (16/1), the Royal Blues had to settle for a draw (1-1). Goalkeeper Martin Fraisl was frustrated with the two dropped points, especially considering the pressure the team built up in the opening stages.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We need to take our chances

Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis and his Kiel counterpart Marcel Rapp both spoke to the press after the 1-1 draw on Sunday (16/1). Martin Fraisl and Marius Bülter also gave their opinions on the game.

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1-1 draw at home to Holstein Kiel

FC Schalke 04 picked up a point in their first competitive game of 2022 at home to Holstein Kiel. The match on Sunday (16/1) at the VELTINS-Arena ended 1-1. Alexander Mühling put the visitors ahead with a stunner, which was later cancelled out by Simon Terodde’s equaliser in the 73rd minute.

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Mehmet Can Aydin extends contract until 2025

Mehmet Can Aydin is to remain a Royal Blue after extending his contract with Schalke 04 until 30th June 2025. His current deal was set to expire at the end of the 2021/2022 season.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We need to push each other more

FC Schalke 04 will begin 2022 with a home game against Holstein Kiel on Sunday (16/1, 13:30 CET). Two new signings could feature for the Royal Blues this weekend. A number of players could make their return too after missing recent matches. Just 750 fans are allowed to attend the game at the VELTINS-Arena due to the latest Corona guidelines.

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Marius Lode joins FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have strengthened their defence with the signing of Marius Lode. The Norwegian has signed a deal valid until 30th June 2024 at the Royal Blues. The 28-year-old centre back moves on a free transfer from reigning Norwegian champions FK Bodø/Glimt.

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Andreas Vindheim: I want to create chances and be successful with this team

The Royal Blues’ new number 16 has a name: Andreas Vindheim. The Norwegian, who recently signed for Schalke from Sparta Prague, spoke to the media following his second training session for the club on Wednesday (12.01), about his new home of Gelsenkirchen, his position and his aims. schalke04.de have all the latest from our new wide man.

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Dries Wouters signs on loan for KV Mechelen for the rest of the season

Defender Dries Wouters will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 season at KV Mechelen. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the loan deal undisclosed.

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S04 extend their partnership with Coca-Cola until at least 2025

Good news at the start of the year: FC Schalke 04’s partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Deutschland GmbH that began in 2013, will continue over the coming years. The contract between the Royal Blues and their premium partners has been extended until 2025 (having been due originally to run out in 2022) and is valid for both the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. Visitors to the VELTINS-Arena will have access to a wide range of alcohol-free beverages including Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero and Mezzo Mix.

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Marius Bülter: Even more important that we push ourselves

Marius Bülter has had a more than satisfactory first half season in a Schalke shirt. Despite good individual statistics, the 28-year-old is not totally happy, however. The striker has spoken about the team’s preparations and targets for the rest of the season and the home fixture against Holstein Kiel.

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Andreas Vindheim signs for the Royal Blues

FC Schalke 04 have completed the signing of Andreas Vindheim from Sparta Prague. The full-back has agreed to move on loan to the Royal Blues until the end of the season, with S04 also securing an option to buy the 26-year-old Norwegian.