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Beckenbauer downbeat over Germany hopes

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 by PA71 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.com390 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 PA78 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 PA67 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.com261 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 Sport73 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 PA62 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 PA82 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 PA68 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 PA72 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 PA76 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.com174 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.com118 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.com111 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 »

Argentina beats Germany 1-0

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport98 hits

MUNICH (AP)—A first-half strike by Gonzalo Higuain gave Argentina a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifier Germany on Wednesday. The Real Madrid striker collected a long clearance from Angel di Maria before beating defender Per Mertesacker, slipping the ball past Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler, who had raced nearly 30 meters (yards) off his line, and slotting it into the empty net for t...Full Story »

Winter title up for grabs in Germany

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by soccer365.com70 hits

Three clubs are fighting it out for the unofficial title of Bundesliga winter champions, which will be decided this weekend. Schalke have the first chance to stake their claim when they host Mainz on Saturday evening, although their coach Felix Magath does not believe being top of the table would be a situation that would endure anyway. "The team is still not stable enough so you cannot ex...Full Story »

Bierhoff defends Germany friendlies

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA84 hits

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has defended the national team's decision to stage two friendly matches next month after receiving criticism from Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness.Germany host Chile in Cologne on November 14 before meeting the Ivory Coast four days later in Gelsenkirchen. Hoeness has questioned the point of staging such matches and has also asked Germany coach Jo...Full Story »

Bierhoff defends Germany friendlies

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009 by PA71 hits

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has defended the national team's decision to stage two friendly matches next month after receiving criticism from Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness.Germany host Chile in Cologne on November 14 before meeting the Ivory Coast four days later in Gelsenkirchen. Hoeness has questioned the point of staging such matches and has also asked Germany coach Jo...Full Story »

Germany book World Cup finals spot

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 by PA114 hits

Germany booked their ticket for next summer's World Cup finals with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Moscow in Group Four.Miroslav Klose scored the only goal of the game in the 34th minute, the visitors weathering early and late storms and riding their luck after Jerome Boateng was sent off on his debut in the 69th minute.Germany had their backs to the wall, and Boateng was dismissed for a second ye...Full Story »

Ballack doubt for Germany

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 by PA115 hits

Germany captain Michael Ballack is doubtful for Wednesday's final World Cup qualifier against Finland after sustaining an ankle injury in Russia on Saturday night.The 33-year-old Chelsea midfielder picked up the knock in the first half but played on for 90 minutes to help Joachim Low's side clinch a 1-0 win at the Luzhniki Stadium to secure their place in South Africa next year.Ballack will see ...Full Story »

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