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Germany Must Win the World Cup or Else…

by Cristian Nyari

As part of their 2014 World Cup coverage, KICKTV presents the “The Ultimate Group G Preview – The Group of Death,” a 15-part video series in which former U.S. International and 2006 World Cup veteran Jimmy Conrad travels to all the nations in Group G for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Germany, Portugal, […]

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Löw Makes Four Surprise Nominations Ahead of Chile Friendly

by Cristian Nyari

In one of four test games ahead of the World Cup, Germany will face Chile (Wednesday 5 March).  To everyone’s surprise, Löw gave four new players their debut and brought back some familiar faces. Four First-Timers Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter, Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi and Augsburg’s Andre Hahn have all been called up for the […]

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EURO 2016 Qualifying Groups and New Format Announced

by Cristian Nyari

The draw for the qualifying groups for the 2016 European Championships were held on Sunday in Nice with Germany receiving a quite favorable result.  For the first time 24 teams will participate in the finals instead of the usual 16.  First and second will qualify out of the group with the best third placed team […]

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3 Things We Learned from Germany’s Italian Job

by Cristian Nyari

Joachim Löw’s 100th match in charge of the German national team ended in a 1-1 draw in a tightly-contested, and at times feisty, match in Milan.  Mats Hummels gave Germany the lead before Ignazio Abate equalized shortly after.  The result continues Germany’s near 20 year winless run against the Italians but gave Löw plenty of […]

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Germany Squad Against Italy and England Announced

by Cristian Nyari

The German national team will finish the calendar year with two international friendlies against its two most traditional rivals, Italy (November 15th in Milan) and England (November 19th in London), later this month.  The two fixtures were scheduled with preparation for next year’s World Cup in mind and will allow coach Joachim Löw to further […]

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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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Interview – Mario Götze on his return to the national team

by Cristian Nyari

It’s been nearly seven months since Mario Götze last made an appearance for the national team.  Bayern Munich’s big summer signing has been working hard to recover from an injury he picked up towards the end of last season that also ruled him out of the Champions League final.  Now Götze is finally rounding into […]

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Löw nominates roster for World Cup Qualifiers, Kiessling omitted again, Kruse & Sam return

by Cristian Nyari

There were no real surprises on Friday when national team coach Joachim Löw nominated the roster for Germany’s last two World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden on October 11 and 15 respectively.  The big news of course was Stefan Kiessling’s omission again while Max Kruse, Sidney Sam and Marcel Jansen were all welcomed back […]

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Germany and Löw build on confidence with one eye on Brazil

by Cristian Nyari

This week was all about improved performances and consistency for Joachim Löw and Germany.  In the direct spotlight was Germany’s much-maligned defense which Löw and the players promised to improve ahead of their two World Cup qualifiers.  And they did. They finished the international break with an impressive 3-0 win against the Faroe Islands to […]

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Klose ties Gerd Müller, Lahm reaches 100 caps and Germany one step closer to Brazil

by Cristian Nyari

Germany’s 3-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria was all about milestones.  Captain Philipp Lahm became only the 11th player to reach 100 caps for the national team while Miroslav Klose finally equalled a record most thought was unreachable, tying the great Gerd Müller as Germany’s all time top goalscorer. Meanwhile, coach Joachim […]

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