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Germany, Uruguay seek redemption

Posted Friday, July 09, 2010 by ESPN210 hits

Facing off for a chance to finish third isn't exactly what you'd call glamorous, especially if it comes a day before the World Cup final. Still, when Uruguay and Germany go head-to-head on Saturday, it'll give both teams a chance to end their World Cup campaigns on a winning note -- and fans the opportunity to see some great players one more time. What's on the line A chance to end the tourna...Full Story »

Bierhoff: Future bright for Germany

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by PA55 hits

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff insists Wednesday's World Cup semi-final defeat by Spain marks the beginning, not the end, of a dream for his young team. With the exception of stalwarts such as Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, most of the German side that won so many admirers before they crashed out in Durban will still be around in four years' time. Mesut Ozil, Manuel Neuer and T...Full Story »

Neuer: Germany lacked courage

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by PA71 hits

Germany keeper Manuel Neuer claimed his side lacked the courage to beat Spain in Wednesday night's World Cup semi-final. Although it took Carles Puyol's late header to set up a final meeting with Holland at Soccer City on Sunday, in truth, Germany were outplayed. It was a sad way for Joachim Low's young team to exit the tournament given the positive impression they had made by knocking four...Full Story »

World Cup 2010 Comment: Abandonment Of Philosophy Sends Germany Packing

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Goal.com90 hits

Clark Whitney opines that Germany’s lack of confidence in their attack-minded strategy left them with no chance of winning tonight's match. Just days ago, Germany coach Joachim Loew revealed his team’s plan for success, originally formulated in December. “Our analysis was quite clear, we could only win the World Cup by playing attacking football and making life difficult for ...Full Story »

Iker Casillas - Spain were superior to Germany, we even scored from a corner

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Goal.com243 hits

Real Madrid stopper very happy to reach the final... Spain captain Iker Casillas insisted his side were superior throughout their World Cup semi-final win over Germany in Durban. Veteran Barcelona defender Carles Puyol made the breakthrough 73 minutes into the tightly fought contest to send Spain into their first ever World Cup final. "We're very happy. It is the last but most beautiful ga...Full Story »

Germany 0-1 Spain: Carles Puyol Heads La Furia Roja Into Historic World Cup Final

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Goal.com503 hits

Spain dominated an absorbing first-half chess match but failed to break the deadlock against a Germany side who had their fair share of chances. Both teams made one change from their regular line-up: Piotr Trochowski replaced the suspended Thomas Mueller for the Germans while out-of-form Fernando Torres was dropped in favour of Pedro Rodriguez in the Spanish side. Germany kicked off but imme...Full Story »

HT: Germany 0-0 Spain - Stalemate in Durban

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by mirrorfootbal134 hits

Spain and Germany were still searching for a breakthrough after the first half of their heavyweight World Cup semi-final in Durban. The Euro 2008 winners dominated possession and Manuel Neuer made a brave block to deny David Villa, but Iker Casillas made the better save when he scrambled Piotr Trochowski's low shot round the post. The half was briefly interrupted by a supporter running onto ...Full Story »

Germany vs Spain team news

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by mirrorfootbal189 hits

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has dropped misfiring striker Fernando Torres for the World Cup semi-final against Germany. The Liverpool forward has yet to score in the tournament so Del Bosque has turned to Barcelona striker Pedro. Full Spain team: 1-Iker Casillas; 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevila; 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Xavi, 6-Andres Iniesta, 16-Sergio Busquets...Full Story »

Fabregas could face Germany

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2010 by PA68 hits

Cesc Fabregas could be fit to play in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match against Germany. Arsenal's Spanish midfielder had a scan after picking up a knock in training on Monday but has not been ruled out of the game. Germany will be without Thomas Muller who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards while Cacau is a major doubt with a strained stomach muscle.Full Story »

Torres anticipates Germany showdown

Posted Monday, July 05, 2010 by PA61 hits

Fernando Torres admits Spain's World Cup clash with high-scoring Germany will be like a final as he looks to repeat his country's Euro 2008 success. The Liverpool striker scored the only goal of the final against the Germans two years ago to help Spain lift their first major trophy for 44 years. Now the two sides are set to meet again in the last four of football's biggest tournament. To...Full Story »

Spain expects Germany to help improve form

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Spain expects high-scoring Germany to be the perfect opponent in the World Cup semifinals. Striker David Villa, whose tournament-leading fifth goal helped Spain beat Paraguay 1-0, said Germany’s style will let the European champions rediscover their attacking game. “A rival like Germany works better for us than one like we had in Paraguay,” said Villa,...Full Story »

Germany beats Argentina to reach WCup semifinals

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)—Germany’s goals flowed freely once again at the World Cup, this time battering Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to propel the three-time champions into the semifinals and send both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home. Miroslav Klose scored two of the goals to take his World Cup tally to 14 in three tournaments, equaling the German record held by Gerd Mueller. ...Full Story »

Argentina 0-4 Germany: Europeans Comprehensively Outclass Maradona's Men

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport149 hits

Germany hammered Argentina today on a gorgeous afternoon in Cape Town. Thomas Mueller opened the scoring for die Mannschaft after just three minutes, and Germany took second half goals from Miroslav Klose (68, 89), and Arne Friedrich (74) to round off their comprehensive victory. Following emphatic victories in the Round of 16, coaches Diego Maradona and Joachim Loew named unchanged lineups. Th...Full Story »

World Cup Player Ratings: Argentina 0-4 Germany

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

ARGENTINA (4-3-3) Romero: 5 - Could have done better at the first goal and failed to truly assert himself after that. Granted he had relatively little to do. Otamendi: 3 - Completely and utterly out of his depth. Sold the jerseys for Mueller's opener with a failure to challenge in the air; lunged in with colossal naivete to free Podolski to create Germany's second. Hooked after that. Burdisso...Full Story »

Imperious Germany oust Argentina

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2010 by PA63 hits

Six days after turfing England out of the World Cup with a magical display, Germany cast their spell on Argentina with a brilliant quarter-final performance. Argentina were buried thanks to a third-minute goal from Thomas Muller and two second-half efforts from Miroslav Klose either side of one from Arne Friedrich. Even Diego Maradona would had appreciated it had he not been in the opposite du...Full Story »

Barcelona want to sign Germany star Ozil

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent535 hits

Reports suggest Barcelona have stepped up their interest in Werder Bremen playmaker Mesut Ozil and are willing to offer cash plus Alex Hleb to secure the Germany international’s services. The 21-year-old has been outstanding during the World Cup in South Africa, being particularly impressive in the victories against Australia and England. Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of ...Full Story »

Woeful England Mullered by Germany

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA66 hits

England crashed out of the World Cup as two goals from Thomas Muller helped Germany reach the quarter-finals with a 4-1 victory. Frank Lampard's 38th-minute shot was clearly over the line when England were only trailing 2-1 but referee Jorge Larrionda allowed play to continue. Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski put Germany in command before Matthew Upson reduced the arrears. Then Muller's doubl...Full Story »

England out as Germany shine

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by PA48 hits

England suffered the pain of German revenge as Fabio Capello's men made a controversial World Cup exit with a 4-1 defeat. The Three Lions had hoped 44 years of hurt would end in South Africa. It did. German hurt. When Frank Lampard's first-half shot crashed off the bar and bounced a clear two feet over the line, only for assistant Mauricio Espinosa to miss it, grainy images of England's contro...Full Story »

Germany 4-1 England: Brilliant Germany Dismantle Unlucky Three Lions

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com383 hits

The rivals put in an exciting contest at Bloemfontein... Frank Lampard's disallowed strike has left England trailing at Free State Stadium, as Germany lead 2-1. Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski scored and it looked comfortable, but Matthew Upson's tally has turned this into one of the best matches of the World Cup 2010 thus far. Both sides used line-ups that were relatively unchanged. Three...Full Story »

Doubts remain over Germany duo

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by PA71 hits

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng remain doubts for Germany's eagerly anticipated World Cup clash with England despite returning to training, while Cacau has been ruled out with an abdominal strain. Jamie Carragher is back from suspension for England, but Matthew Upson is expected to retain his place at the heart of the defence after impressing during the 1-0 win over Slovenia. Neve...Full Story »

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