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Youthful Germany are still building for future tests

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by theguardian.com77 hits

If it is true that every great football team is built around a strong backbone, Joachim Löw's Germany were in danger of crawling to the World Cup as an invertebrate. In the space of two months, they lost their first-choice goal-keeper René Adler (broken ribs), first-choice centre-back Heiko Westermann (ankle), the two holding midfielders from the Euro 2008 final, Simon Rolfes (knee) ...Full Story »

Joachim Low and Philipp Lahm say Germany fear no one

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by theguardian.com168 hits

Joachim Low talks to the press. Joachim Low will urge his German side to take the game to England on Sunday, in the hope their youthful zest will overpower more experienced opponents. However, the coach said his team will have to improve on their last performance if they are to progress. After noting that Japan had surprised everyone by qualifying with a young side playing with "incredible pac...Full Story »

Germany vs England - Gerrard - Rooney can still make big impact

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by PA362 hits

England skipper Steven Gerrard has warned Germany that Wayne Rooney's World Cup is ready to spark into life in Bloemfontein. Rooney has so far struggled to make the expected impact in South Africa despite England advancing to the knockout stages. The Manchester United striker failed to hit the target in all three group matches with United States, Algeria and Slovenia. But Gerrard is convinced...Full Story »

Low waits on Germany duo

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA50 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low admits there is a "major question mark" over the fitness of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng ahead of Sunday's World Cup last-16 encounter with England. Bayern Munich midfielder Schweinsteiger and stand-in left-back Boateng, who has just completed a move to Manchester City, sustained hamstring and calf injuries respectively in Wednesday's final Group D enc...Full Story »

Germany just another game - James

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA83 hits

Goalkeeper David James insists England will be treating Sunday's World Cup last-16 clash against Germany just like any other game. Fabio Capello's side take on Joachim Low's team in Bloemfontein on Sunday with a place in the quarter-finals at stake. Much has been spoken in the build-up about past meetings between the nations but James pays little attention to such talk. "It's another foo...Full Story »

Ghana 0-1 Germany: Mesut Oezil Strike Sends Europeans To Second Round

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com102 hits

Germany squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Ghana on a gorgeous night in Johannesburg's magnificent Soccer City Stadium. While the weather was a chilly 11 degrees Celsius upon kick-off, the game soon heated up. The European side were aggressive upfront, allowing the Ghanaians to respond with swift counterattacks. Neither side managed to score before the half, but playmaker Mesut Oezil struck on the...Full Story »

Germany through to face England

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA72 hits

Germany set up a mouthwatering last-16 clash with England as Mesut Ozil's second-half strike proved the difference in a 1-0 victory over Ghana at Soccer City. The win for Joachim Low's side took them to the top of Group D and means they will face England in Bloemfontein on Sunday afternoon, while Ghana ensured African representation in the knockout phase by edging out Australia on goal diff...Full Story »

Ghana v Germany

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by 482 hits

Group D Ghana v GermanySoccer City Stadium, JohannesburgKick-off: Wed June 23, 7.30pm BSTTV: ITV1 7pm, ITV HD 7pm It’s advantage Ghana as they are set to become the first – and perhaps only – African qualifiers at the continent’s first World Cup. The pressure is on Joachim Löw’s Germany, the subject of criticism back home and at the centre of a politica...Full Story »

Germany VS Ghana: Ghana boss backs Boateng to handle pressure

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA177 hits

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has backed Kevin-Prince Boateng to be strong enough to cope with what could be an emotionally-charged World Cup clash with Germany. The Portsmouth midfielder became public enemy number one in Germany, the country of his birth, last month after his tackle on Germany captain Michael Ballack in the FA Cup final ruled the Chelsea man out of the World Cup. The Group D ma...Full Story »

Lahm calm about Germany progress

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA65 hits

Germany skipper Philipp Lahm is convinced his team's big-match experience will see them through to the last 16 at the World Cup. The Germans suffered a major setback in Group D on Saturday when they lost 1-0 to Serbia in Port Elizabeth having had striker Miroslav Klose sent off before the break. They are currently second in their group, a point behind leaders Ghana, who they face on Wednesd...Full Story »

Serbia stun Germany, hopeful England face Algeria

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by AFP120 hits

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Germany had Miroslav Klose sent off and Lukas Podolski fluffed a penalty as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Serbia on Friday in a World Cup Group D clash. Liverpool-bound Milan Jovanovic scored a close-range winner on 38 minutes in Port Elizabeth, beating Manuel Neuer from close range after the goalkeeper had been caught out by a deep Milos Krasic cross. Klose was ex...Full Story »

Jovanovic sinks 10-man Germany

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA90 hits

Milan Jovanovic and Vladimir Stojkovic teamed up to re-ignite Serbia's World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Germany. Jovanovic blasted home a 38th-minute winner from close range two minutes after Germany striker Miroslav Klose had been sent off, and Wigan keeper Stojkovic saved a second-half Lukas Podolski penalty to blow Group D wide open. Each of the three games in the group to date ...Full Story »

Serbia beats 10-man Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa(AP)—Milan Jovanovic scored one minute after Germany striker Miroslav Klose was ejected Friday, giving Serbia a 1-0 upset win over the three-time World Cup champions. In a game with a tournament-high nine yellow cards, Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic stopped Lukas Podolski’s penalty kick for Germany in the 60th minute after Nemanja Vidic got a yellow...Full Story »

Germany v Serbia - Low wary of Serbia response

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA503 hits

Germany boss Joachim Low has warned his players not to be caught out by a Serbia backlash as they attempt to continue their charge into the last 16. The Germans turned in arguably the performance of the opening round of games when they trounced Group D rivals Australia 4-0 in Durban on Sunday. Serbia had earlier gone down 1-0 to Ghana in Pretoria, but while Low's men have been basking in the p...Full Story »

Low: More to come from Germany

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA67 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.com565 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 PA90 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.com265 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 PA317 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 Sport177 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 »

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