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Low: More to come from Germany

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA51 hits

Germany strolled to a 4-0 victory over Australia in their World Cup opener and winning coach Joachim Low believes his team can get even better. Goals from Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Muller and Cacau gave the Germans a great start to their campaign, while the Socceroos were left to rue not only the result but a red card for key man Tim Cahill. "There is still room for improvement," ...Full Story »

Germany 4-0 Australia

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by soccerlens.com551 hits

The third place finishers from the 2006 World Cup, Germany, kicked off their 2010 Group Stage with an impressive 4-0 win over Australia. Overall, it was a solid performance throughout the German side as they had goals from four different players and kept a clean sheet. The goals were scored by Podoski in the 8th minute, Klose in the 26th minute, Muller in the 67th minute, and Cacau in the 70t...Full Story »

Germany sweep past Socceroos

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA76 hits

Germany got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a resounding 4-0 win over 10-man Australia in Durban. Lukas Podolski opened their account in the eighth minute before veteran Miroslav Klose doubled the lead before the half-hour mark. The Socceroos showed more determination after the re-start but saw their challenge take a fatal hit when Tim Cahill was shown a straight red card in...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Miroslav Klose helps Germany put four past Australia

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by theguardian.com242 hits

Germany, once again, are wasting little time showing the world why their name should always figure prominently when the list of potential World Cup winners is being put together. This is the sixth successive tournament in which they have won their opening game, and they did so here in a manner that suggests they are immune to the nerves that have afflicted other teams in the opening days of th...Full Story »

Lahm: Germany better now than in 2006

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA306 hits

Germany captain Philipp Lahm has claimed the current side is better than the one that almost reached the World Cup final four years ago. The Germans open their campaign against Group D rivals Australia in Durban, and Lahm is confident his team will not disappoint fans. "We really want to start with a win," said the 26-year-old Lahm. "It will give the young team even more security. "There is e...Full Story »

Young Germany team hard to predict at World Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2010 by YAHOO Sport156 hits

ERASMIA, South Africa (AP)—With a young team and its captain missing through injury, it is hard to predict what three-time World Cup champion Germany can achieve in South Africa. Some of the players think this could play into their hands. The ankle injury that has taken captain Michael Ballack out of the World Cup has led to responsibility being shared more equally among several players. ...Full Story »

Beckenbauer downbeat over Germany hopes

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 by PA56 hits

Franz Beckenbauer believes Germany should not be considered among the favourites to lift the World Cup after an injury-hit build up. Skipper Michael Ballack is the key absentee for Joachim Low's side after he picked up a foot injury while playing for club side Chelsea in the FA Cup final last month, while the absences of Rene Adler, Heiko Westermann, Simon Rolfes and Christian Trasch will a...Full Story »

Int'l Friendly: Germany – Bosnia & Herzegovina

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by Goal.com368 hits

While Die Mannschaft continue to build towards the World Cup, their opponents are already considering Euro 2012... Kick Off: Thursday, June 3, 2010. 20:30 CETCommerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt Building Up Few sides can boast the pedigree of the Germans when it comes to World Cups, and coach Joachim Loew is busy preparing die Mannschaft for another assault at the competition that only Brazil and I...Full Story »

Beck cut from Germany squad

Posted Wednesday, June 02, 2010 by PA63 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low has left Andreas Beck out of his final squad for the World Cup. The Hoffenheim full-back missed out as Low reduced his party for South Africa from 24 to 23 on Tuesday. The coach had already seen his provisional squad reduced by injuries to Michael Ballack, Christian Trasch and Heiko Westermann. The 23-year-old was informed of the decision by Low earlier on Tuesd...Full Story »

Germany's injury woes continue

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010 by PA53 hits

Germany's preparations for the World Cup continue to be dogged by injuries with Heiko Westermann the latest man to be ruled out. Tests on Sunday morning revealed the Schalke captain had broken his foot during the 3-0 win against Hungary in Budapest. His withdrawal comes after captain Michael Ballack, Christian Trasch, Rene Adler and Simon Rolfes were also ruled out of participating in So...Full Story »

Hungary 0-3 Germany

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by Goal.com245 hits

It took some doing, but Germany finally made their possession count... Germany made a quick start to their international friendly match against Hungary tonight, as Lukas Podolski got his name on the scoresheet with only four minutes on the clock. Mario Gomez and Cacau added to the tally later in the game. Podolski made his intent clear in the early stages as he bounded forward with his chest...Full Story »

Early penalty helps Germany defeat Hungary 3-0

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Germany thumped Hungary 3-0 in a World Cup warmup on Saturday. Lukas Podolski converted from the spot in the 5th minute after Hungary’s Sandor Torghelle pulled down Per Mertesacker following a corner kick. Mario Gomez added a goal in the 69th, just minutes after he came on as a substitute, and Cacau made it 3-0 in the 73rd by outrunning the defense. Germany’s Mesut Oezil had three ...Full Story »

Lahm named new Germany skipper

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by PA48 hits

Philipp Lahm has been confirmed as Germany's new captain, although he will not be leading the team out for their friendly international against Hungary on Saturday.. The Bayern Munich full-back will wear the captain's armband in South Africa due to the injury-enforced withdrawal of Michael Ballack while Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named as vice-captain. "I think both players have an import...Full Story »

Germany show no mercy

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by PA68 hits

Germany enjoyed an easy workout against a local amateur team in their training camp in Sudtirol on Wednesday, thrashing their hapless opponents 24-0. Bayern Munich strikers Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez, who had only just arrived after the Champions League final, scored five goals each as Joachim Low's side showed no mercy on youthful opponents from Eppan. Fellow strikers Cacau and Stefan Kie...Full Story »

Ballack fears tough test for Germany

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by PA52 hits

Michael Ballack has warned the World Cup will be difficult for Germany and an exit before the semi-finals "would mean failure". The national team captain will miss the tournament due to injury and believes the task facing Germany was always destined to be tricky. After Germany finished runners-up in 2002 and in third place four years later, their public expect more success. But Ballack told St...Full Story »

Trasch adds to Germany's injury woes

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by PA59 hits

Germany have suffered another World Cup injury blow after it was confirmed midfielder Christian Trasch will miss the tournament after spraining an ankle in a warm-up game. Trasch lasted just eight minutes of the 4-0 friendly win over FC Sudtirol before being helped from the field. And assistant boss Hans-Dieter Flick confirmed the Stuttgart man has now been ruled out of the finals in South Afri...Full Story »

Ballack offers support to Germany squad

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA64 hits

Germany captain Michael Ballack has left the national team on the final day of their training camp in Sicily and wished them well for the World Cup. The Chelsea midfielder will miss the tournament due to an ankle injury sustained in Saturday's FA Cup final win over Portsmouth, but he has spent the last few days with the squad at their training camp to give them his support. Before leaving, he ...Full Story »

Germany in shock as Michael Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by theguardian.com158 hits

Michael Ballack, captain of the German national football team, uses cruthces as he leaves a specialist sports clinic in Munich. Germany were today reeling from the news that Michael Ballack, their captain and most influential player, will miss the World Cup finals after the Chelsea midfielder was ruled out with ankle ligament damage. Ballack feared the worst when he was unable to continue in...Full Story »

Chelsea Star Michael Ballack Sets The Bar High For Germany

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by Goal.com91 hits

After relative success in recent major championships, die Mannschaft cannot afford to lower their expectations. Michael Ballack has declared that it Germany must set lofty aspirations for the forthcoming World Cup finals in South Africa. The Chelsea midfielder has already enjoyed domestic success this season by winning the Premier League, and he could also claim the FA Cup at the weekend. An...Full Story »

The Case Against Germany Striker Lukas Podolski

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by Goal.com87 hits

For the sake of Germany and the striker himself, Podolski must not participate in the 2010 World Cup. He may not have made lost the plot like colleagues Diego Maradona, Raymond Domenech, Marcello Lippi, and Dunga, but Germany coach Joachim Loew made one glaring mistake in choosing his World Cup squad: he included Lukas Podolski. At first glace, it may seem counter-intuitive to turn down a man...Full Story »

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