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Germany 2 – 1 Algeria: Schürrle and Özil’s extra-time goals drag Germany into quarterfinals

by Daniel Jefferson

Well what a scintillating game of football this was and a great advertisement for the beautiful game but at times it was a big struggle for Jogi Löw’s team. Brave and heroic is just a few words you cloud use to explain Algeria but overall the powerful Germans were just too strong for their North […]

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Germany’s performance against Ghana leaves Jogi Löw with plenty of work to do

by Leon Weber

The clock had already ticked past the 90-minute mark in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana, when Jogi Löw could no longer contain his frustration: visibly angry that his team gifted Ghana the chance to score the winning goal on the break just before the end of the match, the DFB coach kicked the Brazuca, which […]

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Five players who could replace Marco Reus

by Niklas Wildhagen

Marco Reus has been ruled out of the World Cup after catching an injury in the last friendly ahead of the World Cup. Now that Jogi Löw has to replace one of his key players, he has many options at hand who could fill in for Reus. But who should he pick and what considerations […]

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Where Germany Stand Following Cameroon Draw

by Cristian Nyari

Well it wasn’t the most inspiring performance. Germany’s 2-2 draw against Cameroon in Mönchengladbach was more of a typical preparation match for Die Mannschaft; largely spotty, brief moments of quality but also far from the way the team and players are actually capable of playing. For Jogi Löw it was a good opportunity to get […]

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Germany end World Cup qualifying campaign with 8-goal thriller

by Cristian Nyari

Joachim Löw’s Germany finished one of their best ever qualifying campaigns with a highly entertaining 5-3 win against Sweden in Stockholm.  Germany finish as group winners, unbeaten in their ten games and with the best offense in UEFA qualifying.  Andre Schürrle was the standout player on the day, scoring a 19-minute hatrick.  Also on the […]

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Remember the Bruchweg Boys? – Mainz are facing Bayern. Again

by Niklas Wildhagen

Thomas Tuchel tries once again to upset the Bavarians. One can’t help, but think about that marvellous match from three years ago between Bayern and Mainz whenever this particular fixture appears on the schedule. Most Mainz fans probably remember their team’s 2-1 away win against Bayern München in 2010 like it was yesterday: Sami Allagui’s […]

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Germany are heading to Brazil after 3-0 win against Ireland

by Cristian Nyari

Germany officially sealed their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil next year following a dominant 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland.  Goals from Sami Khedira, Andre Schürrle and Mesut Özil sealed the three points necessary to top the group and continue their unbeaten qualifying campaign.  With the goal of qualification reached, coach […]

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Nicolai Müller: Don’t Call Him Schürrle

by Terry Duffelen

Nicolai Müller may not be the next Andre Schürrle, but as he enters his third season at Mainz, the newly capped German international looks like he could be a key man at the Coface Arena. There were more than a few critics of German national team coach Joachim Löw’s squad for the summer tour in […]

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Performance Analysis – What can Chelsea expect from Andre Schürrle

by Cristian Nyari

After what seems like eons of back and forth negotiations, Andre Schürrle finally made his move to Chelsea official this week.  The Bayer Leverkusen attacker joins the London club on a five-year contract in a deal reportedly worth 23 million Euros. Chelsea were linked with Schürrle as far back as the summer of 2012.  And […]

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Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 0 Schalke – Werkself remain Undefeated at Home

by Gerry Wittmann

With Bayern Munich dropping points earlier in the day in the Bavarian derby to Nurnberg in a 1-1 draw, Huub Steven’s Schalke club had a great opportunity to move up on the runaway Bundesliga leaders in Leverkusen Saturday.  Instead, it was the home side who took all three points, remaining unbeaten at home this season […]

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