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Obstacles on Germany’s Road to Euro 2016: Are there grounds for panic?

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. When the draw was made for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, nobody would be questioning Germany’s dominance. Even before their World Cup triumph in Brazil, their place in France would be more or less guaranteed. There would be little to fear in three opening matches against Scotland, Poland and […]

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Poland v Germany: Match Analysis and Player Ratings

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. History would be made in Warsaw as the recently-crowned world Champions took on Poland in Warsaw, but not in the way anyone had expected. Lukas Podolski wouldn’t return to the land of his birth would score a hat-trick and take his international tally to fifty goals, debutant Karim […]

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Forty Years Earlier: Der Wasserschlacht von Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Germany’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland is actually the seventh competitive encounter with their Eastern neighbours, with the most recent coming at Euro 2008 when Joachim Löw’s side would triumph courtesy of two goals from one of their Polish-born stars, Lukas Podolski. There would also be the dramatic 1-0 win for the Nationalmannschaft in […]

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Karim Bellarbi the lone newcomer to Joachim Löw’s national squad selection

by Randall Hauk

There were no real shock selections Tuesday when Joachim Löw announced his squad for Germany’s upcoming pair of Euro 2016 qualification matches, though Joachim Löw will have a pair of new faces among his crew during the international break. Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi, who rose to notoriety in the first match day of the season […]

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The Miracle of Bern: Interview with Horst Eckel

by Kai Dambach

Horst Eckel is one of the two last surviving members of the starting eleven for the 1954 World Cup winning West German squad. This moment, known as Das Wunder von Bern (the Miracle of Bern) in Germany, was arguably Germany’s greatest sporting moment. Without a national league, and less than a decade removed from the […]

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Die Nationalmannschaft’s success marks a reflection of team effort

by Eskender Tamrat

After eight years of coming agonizingly close in a total of four World Cup and European championship tournaments, Joachim Löw finally could shrug off the critics with the 2014 FIFA World Cup title in his hands. l. And, of course, when success eventually smiles, it comes with some style, most notably forcing the host nation, […]

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The Enigmatic Case of Mario Götze

by Randall Hauk

It was a scene and dialogue which could have been scripted in Hollywood. The underachieving golden boy with the silver-screen looks gets the terse and pithy motivational speech from the embattled veteran coach needing just one more big moment to complete a widely unexpected legacy-rehabilitating championship run. “Prove that you are better than Messi. You […]

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Germany World Cup Squad 2018 – What will it look like?

by Charlie Dear

The 2014 World Cup reached its climax over a week ago now with 22-year-old Mario Götze emerging the hero with his 113th minute strike to clinch the world title for the Germans. This, their fourth World Cup victory puts them in line with Italy and only one World title from matching Brazil. It took a lot […]

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Swiss newspaper publishes controversial Löw quote

by Niklas Wildhagen

Ahead of the World Cup the Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sontag was among the few media outlets who were given the chance to conduct an interview with Germany’s national team coach Jogi Löw. The paper’s journalist Markus Brütsch met Löw and his former teammate Roberto Di Matteo for a chat in London. The interview itself read […]

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From Bangladesh to the German National Team: Thank you

by quazi zulquarnain

I still remember vividly the first time football made me cry. It was during the wee hours of a stifling hot July night twenty years ago when a game played in the other side of a world I had never seen, bought unrequited tears to the eyes of an 8-year-old boy in Bangladesh. Germany were […]

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