Thank you for Ruining the Euros, Monsieur Platini!


Jogi Löw has nominated 31 players to his preliminary squad for Euro 2016. Are there any surprises in the list of names? No, but the first match day of the Rückrunde gave room for some worries. The defence of the German national team may be weakened for next summer’s European championship. In the winter break, Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke) was injured and […]

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Germany’s Euro 2016 Qualification Campaign: when the hunter became the hunted


When the draw for the qualifying stages of the 2016 European Championships was made in the Mediterranean resort city of Nice on 23rd February 2014, Germany found themselves in Group D – a competitive but not exactly onerous six-team gathering along with Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar. When the campaign got underway in the autumn of […]

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Bomb Threat and Explosions Surround Germany-France Match


Last updated at 5:00 GMT: Earlier Friday, a bomb threat was made at the hotel where the German national team was staying, requiring everyone to evacuate the facility. Everyone was eventually allowed to return. No bomb found in German team's hotel. @Bundesliga4u Kein Bombenfund im DFB-Quartier | — Kai Dambach (@Kai_Dambach) November 14, 2015 Unfortunately, Paris is experiencing a […]

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Can 1. FC Köln Midfielder Marcel Risse be an Answer to Germany’s Fullback Shortage?

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This post was originally published on Planet Effzeh: The idea that Marcel Risse could give 1. FC Köln a second player on the German national team has been revisited by German football site Kicker, based on a series of  Jörg Schmadtke quotes and the seeming unrest about the DFB’s defensive row after Germany struggled a bit in the final stretch of […]

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German Born – but Turkish at Heart


Bild have recently reported that Mainz playmaker Yunus Malli has chosen to represent Turkey ahead of Germany at the senior international level, this despite Malli representing the World Champions at every age level up to U-21. As recently as this past summer he played for the German team that reached the semifinals of the European Under-21 Championship. Malli, the son […]

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Germany’s 2016 EURO kits leaked


Germany may have been successful in Brazil last year, but not everybody was a fan of their kit. If the Spanish website is to be believed both of the kits Germany are going to use during the upcoming 2016 EUROs in France have been leaked. This time around adidas has designed a much more simple, yet stylish, jersey for the […]

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