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Germany's Rummenigge urges football "revolution"

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

Former German international Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has launched a scathing attack on football's rulers and wants clubs to be given a bigger say in running the sport, it was reported Wednesday. Rummenigge, the chairman of the European Club Association and chief executive of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, told The Guardian he had lost confidence in FIFA following a string of recent corruption sc...Full Story »

Fabregas misses Arsenal trip to Germany

Posted Saturday, July 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has failed to recover from a muscular injury and will not travel to Germany for the Gunners' pre-season camp as uncertainty over the player's future at the club continues. The midfielder, who has again been linked with a switch to European champions Barcelona, also missed the tour of Asia with the same problem. "Fabregas has not completely recovered...Full Story »

Under-fire Neid to stay on as Germany coach

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP) - Under-fire Germany coach Silvia Neid confirmed Wednesday she will stay on as trainer of the two-time world champions, despite her side's shock exit from the women's World Cup. The 47-year-old meet with Theo Zwanziger, president of the German Football Federation (DFB), and general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach at their headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday night. "I'v...Full Story »

Silvia Neid to remain Germany coach

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

The German football federation says Silvia Neid will remain the women’s team coach despite its quarterfinal loss at the World Cup. Neid met with federation president Theo Zwanziger and other officials on Wednesday and decided to stay on. Neid’s contract was extended before the World Cup until 2016. Neid had come under criticism after two-time defending champion Germany’s 1-0...Full Story »

Japan defeat costs Germany place at London 2012

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

Germany's shock defeat to Japan in the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup has also cost them a place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as they miss out behind Sweden and France. Hosts and defending champions Germany crashed out of the women's World Cup on Saturday when they were floored by an extra-time goal from Japan who will now meet Sweden in the semi-final in Frankfurt on Wednesday....Full Story »

Japan pulls off upset of Germany

Posted Sunday, July 10, 2011 by ESPN182 hits

WOLFSBURG Germany -- Japan knocked two-time defending champion Germany out of the Women's World Cup on Saturday, advancing to the semifinals with a 1-0 win when substitute Karina Maruyama outran the defense and scored on an angled shot in extra time. Japanese players celebrate their 1-0 victory over host Germany on Saturday. With the win, Japan advances to the semifinals. Japan absorbed relent...Full Story »

Germany towering favorite over Japan in quarters

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

Germany is towering over Japan in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals with a height advantage nearly as big as the home field advantage. The sellout crowd of 26,000 will be cheering for the host team Saturday as the nation has done since the tournament started two weeks ago. And with its penchant for lethal headers, Germany should have a distinct advantage over the much smaller Japanese. ...Full Story »

Germany beat France 4-2 to top Group A

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport165 hits

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AFP) - Germany beat France 4-2 to finish top of Group A as French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz became the first player sent off at the Women's World Cup here on Tuesday. Kerstin Garefrekes and Inka Grings had given the hosts a 2-0 first-half lead with Grings converting a penalty after 68 minutes awarded after Sapowicz was given her marching orders for a dangerous t...Full Story »

Germany, France win on opening day of World Cup

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

On a great day for women’s soccer, it was a good day for Europe’s teams. The World Cup started Sunday with two stadiums overflowing with goodwill, color and the cheer of nearly 100,000 fans. There were also four goals, including one stunner. Germany, the two-time defending champion, survived opening-game jitters to beat Canada 2-1 in Berlin and showed that the hosts will be the tea...Full Story »

Germany beat Canada 2-1 in women's World Cup

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport137 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Hosts and defending champions Germany got their women's World Cup campaign off to a flying start on Sunday as they beat Group A rivals Canada 2-1 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Having won both the 2003 and 2007 editions, Germany are bidding to complete a hat-trick of titles on home soil and had few problems against the Canadians, who threatened the German goal on only rare occasion...Full Story »

Germany triumphs 2-1 in World Cup opener at home

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

BERLIN (AP)—Germany made a grand start to the Women’s World Cup. The host country defeated Canada 2-1 before a capacity crowd of 73,680 at Olympic Stadium on Sunday after an opening ceremony watched by dignitaris and filled with pageantry. Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President Christian Wulff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter were among those on hand for the official start of th...Full Story »

Germany, US, Brazil headline women's World Cup

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—When Germany won its first major title in women’s soccer, coming home with the trophy from the 1989 European Championship, the players’ bonus was a coffee set. A tacky one to boot, with a design of red and blue blooming flowers—and a flaw. The discount, second-choice product from a local manufacturer may have been a poor pick for a gift, but consi...Full Story »

Hosts Germany eager for World Cup to start

Posted Friday, June 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - With pressure mounting on the defending champions, hosts Germany are eager to get their women's world cup campaign underway on Sunday when they take on Canada. Germany are bidding for a third-straight title, having won the 2007 and 2003 tournaments, and are the hot favourites to lift the title following the final in Frankfurt on July 17. "We're going to give everything to lift t...Full Story »

Grafite set to join Germany striker exodus

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

Former Bundesliga top-scorer Grafite looks set to become the third star striker to leave the Bundesliga in recent weeks as reports in the German media on Saturday link him to Dubai side Al Ahli. After Ruud van Nistelrooy quit Hamburg to join Spanish side Malaga at the end of May and Miroslav Klose signed for Italy's Lazio from Bayern Munich last week, Brazilian Grafite is now also poised to tur...Full Story »

Germany beats Azerbaijan in Euro 2012 qualifier

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport156 hits

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP)—Mesut Oezil scored one goal and set up another Tuesday as Germany beat Azerbaijan 3-1 to all but qualify for the 2012 European Championship. Germany’s seventh win in as many matches means it tops Group A with 21 points and can only be overtaken by Turkey, which is 11 points behind with a game in hand. “You have to pay the team a huge compliment. I think ...Full Story »

Azerbaijan 1-3 Germany: Ozil, Gomez and Schurrle ensure seventh straight win in Euro 2012 qualifiers

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport178 hits

Germanycontinued its perfect Euro 2012 qualification record as it secured a 3-1 victory over Azerbaijan in Baku. Goals before halftime from Mesut Ozil and Mario Gomez gave it a seventh consecutive win in the group and left the future of Azerbaijan's German coach Berti Vogts hanging by a thread. Mused Huseynov pulled a consolation goal back in the closing stages before Andre Schurrle's bagged a...Full Story »

Germany reserve keeper Wiese out of Azerbaijan qualifier

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 by 72 hits

Germany reserve goalkeeper Tim Wiese has left the team before their departure for Azerbaijan for Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier because of illness in his family, the national team said on Saturday. Wiese’s exit left coach Joachim Loew with just 16 infield players and two goalkeepers. function prev_photo() { if (YAHOO.Sports.article_carousel_current_index > 0) { goto_photo(...Full Story »

Looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany: Group A

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport100 hits

When the FIFA Women's World Cup begins in Germany this month, the host country will be looking to repeat. First, they have to emerge from Group A. While they are the favorite, the German side needs to be wary of the other teams in the group. Here's a look at them, and the expectations for each. Germany The defending side opens up play June 26 in Berlin against Canada. While Germany will be th...Full Story »

Injury-hit Germany looks for win over Austria

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2011 by 96 hits

Germany can all but secure its spot at the 2012 European Championship by beating Austria on Friday and Azerbaijan four days later, but has to do so without five regular starters. Coach Joachim Loew’s squad has been diminished to 16 field players and three goalkeepers since midfielder Christian Traesch joined the injury list, which already included striker Miroslav Klose, defender Per Mert...Full Story »

Germany’s Trasch ruled out of Euro qualifiers

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011 by 61 hits

Midfielder Christian Trasch  became the latest name on Germany’s growing injury list when he was ruled out of this month’s Euro 2012 qualifiers, the team confirmed on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Stuttgart player twisted his left ankle during training on Tuesday, making him the second holding midfielder after Bastian Schweinsteiger to be ruled out of their Group A games in Austri...Full Story »

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