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Germany survive in Sochi but questions remain

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com9 hits

Germany may have lived to fight another day at the World Cup, but questions over Joachim Low, his tactics and his side remain. Immature and naive. That's the best way to describe Germany's performance. Germany may have avoided World Cup elimination at the hands of Sweden in Sochi on Saturday – a last-gasp 2-1 victory via Toni Kroos' stunning set-piece blowing Group F wide open – ...Full Story »

Germany 2 Sweden 1: Late Kroos winner brings Low's men back from the brink

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by Goal.com40 hits

Germany's hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout phase were hanging in the balance before Toni Kroos scored a stoppage-time free-kick. Germany came back from the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit as Toni Kroos scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden. Kroos found the net with a wickedly curling set-piece in the 95th minute of a game that br...Full Story »

Low praises Germany for not panicking as World Cup dreams were almost dashed

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA16 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low praised his players for keeping their nerve during a “roller coaster ride” as a late 2-1 win over Sweden reignited their World Cup hopes.The defending champions’ chances of making the knockout stages looked slim as, after Marco Reus’ goal cancelled out Marcus Berg’s opener, Jerome Boateng was sent off for a second bookable offence.However, ...Full Story »

Mexico devoted more to South Korea win than Germany success – Juan Carlos Osorio

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA17 hits

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio revealed his side put in more preparation for their victory over South Korea than their shock opening World Cup win against Germany.A 2-1 success over Group F rivals South Korea in Rostov all-but sealed safe passage into the knockout stages for Mexico.Carlos Vela opened the scoring with a first-half penalty before Javier Hernandez struck his 50th international goa...Full Story »

Germany vs Sweden - Low has faith Germany will bounce back from Mexico defeat

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA64 hits

Germany boss Joachim Low is confident his side will bounce back against Group F rivals Sweden in Sochi on Saturday.Low’s reigning champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening game in Moscow on Sunday and Low expects a big response from his players against Sweden, who saw off South Korea 1-0.“This week the players have shown a reaction in training, but tomorrow is ...Full Story »

Curse of champions? Germany have familiar World Cup issues to solve

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com63 hits

Thomas Muller and his team-mates were made to look slow by Mexico Germany are facing similar problems to those that have afflicted previous World Cup holders, writes Adam Bate. Germany's status among the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup should come as no surprise given their pedigree. Not only are they the holders but they have reached the equivalent of the quarter-final stage in each of t...Full Story »

Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio claims pace, passion and positivity shook Germany

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA20 hits

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his side’s 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in Moscow was six months in the planning but delivered by a team who played with glory in mind, not worry. Ranked number one by FIFA, Germany had not lost an opening game at the World Cup since 1982 and thrashed Mexico 4-1 at last summer’s Confederations Cup.But Osorio, who spent four years a...Full Story »

Germany 0 Mexico 1: Lozano stuns woeful reigning champions

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com46 hits

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany. Germany’s defence of their World Cup title started with a whimper as they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Mexico in Moscow on Sunday. Joachim Low's side came into the tournament on a run of poor form, winning just one of their six friendlies since qualifying fo...Full Story »

Mexico mine the spirit of Algeria to down Germany in a World Cup opener

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA25 hits

An inspired Mexico held on to beat defending champions Germany 1-0 in a stunning performance at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.Man of the match Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game when he finished a Mexican break by drilling a low shot past Manuel Neuer but, in truth, this was a breathtaking team performance.Germany, on the other hand, took too long to get going and lacked the poise...Full Story »

Germany(N) vs Mexico - Ozil and Manuel fit for Germany’s World Cup opener

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA89 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low has no concerns over whether goalkeeper Manuel Neuer or midfielder Mesut Ozil will be ready for the champions’ World Cup opener.Despite missing most of Bayern Munich’s season with a foot injury, Neuer is in line to start against Mexico in Moscow on Sunday after playing in Die Mannschaft’s warm-up games against Austria and Saudi Arabia.Arsenal playmaker...Full Story »

Germany 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Germany head to Russia after victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA57 hits

Germany completed their preparations for the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.Joachim Low’s side brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena after taking an early lead through Timo Werner, the world champions could have ended up with an embarrassing draw ...Full Story »

Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Germany let bruised Mesut Ozil sit out Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by PA97 hits

Germany will not take “unnecessary risks” with Mesut Ozil as the Arsenal midfielder looks to shake off a knee problem and be fully fit for the World Cup.The German Football Association (DFB) said Ozil had only done running exercises during Thursday’s final training session ahead of the friendly against Saudi Arabia as he continued to recover from a “minor bruise to his le...Full Story »

Mesut Ozil facing Germany World Cup fitness battle

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Skysports.com63 hits

Mesut Ozil is struggling to be fit for Germany's World Cup opener against Mexico Mesut Ozil is struggling to be fit for the start of Germany's World Cup campaign. The German Football Federation has confirmed the Arsenal playmaker is suffering from a bruised knee sustained in the warm-up game against Austria last Saturday. Ozil opened the scoring in the 2-1 defeat before being taken off after ...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: Man City ace Leroy Sane speaks out after Germany snub

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk117 hits

World Cup 2018: Leroy Sane was snubbed by Germany The Manchester City winger has been left heartbroken after being axed Germany coach Joachim Low, who preferred Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt Sane said: "I'm obviously disappointed I won't participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I'll give it my all to bounce back stronger! "Nothing but the best of success to the D...Full Story »

Leroy Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Skysports.com102 hits

Leroy Sane has been omitted from Germany's World Cup squad Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been surprisingly omitted from Germany's final 23-man World Cup squad. Sane was a key member of a City side who won the Premier League title with a record 100 points and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year. But Joachim Low left out the 22-year-old when he named his final 23-man squad for Ru...Full Story »

Germany's Joachim Low upset after friendly defeat - 'We have a lot to work on'

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by ESPN66 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low says he was upset with his side's sloppiness in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Austria and admitted the team "have a lot to work" to do before the World Cup begins. The defending champions have now gone five straight games without a win -- their longest such stretch since 1987-88 -- and lost to Austria for the first time since 1986. "This defeat annoys me. We didn't execu...Full Story »

Joachim Low: Germany have plenty of work to do before World Cup defence

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by PA38 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low knows there is still plenty for his reigning champions to work on ahead of the World Cup.Germany are not enjoying the best preparations for the defence of their trophy after their winless run was extended by a 2-1 defeat to Austria at the Worthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt on Saturday evening.Low’s team have not won a game since October, drawing with England, France...Full Story »

Austria 2 - 1 Germany: It never rains but it pours for Germany – Austria come from behind to win

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by PA53 hits

World Cup holders Germany are not enjoying the best preparations for the defence of their trophy after their winless run was extended by defeat in Austria on Saturday evening.Joachim Low’s team have not won a game since October, drawing with England, France and Spain and losing to Brazil and now Austria since beating Azerbaijan.Germany led early on through Mesut Ozil’s strike but sec...Full Story »

Germany Wags banned from Russia as Joachim Low outlaws sex – but players can drink

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk98 hits

JOACHIM LOW has banned his German players from having sex during the World Cup. Neither does he want them popping up on social media during the tournament. Joachim Low has laid out a non-nonsense code of conduct for the World Cup But the head coach is quite happy for the defending champions to have a glass of wine or a beer before bed. Low has laid out his dos and don'ts quite clearly, insis...Full Story »

Manuel Neuer can still make the difference for Germany through his "charisma" – Jerome Boateng

Posted Monday, May 28, 2018 by squawka.com78 hits

Germany defender Jerome Boateng says Manuel Neuer is irreplaceable in goal ahead of the World Cup in Russia. He only made three appearances for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season, but Neuer is predicted to make it into Germany's World Cup squad. Despite an excellent performance from Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen this term, Boateng believes Neuer is irreplaceable between the stic...Full Story »

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