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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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Social Media Agrees: Germany Deserves Win

by Elizabeth Eckhart

It seems to be the general consensus that yesterday’s match – while enthralling until the end – surprised no one. Though it is often difficult to pinpoint which team “deserves” a World Cup win more than another, there was no doubt across social media from both fans and competitors that the German win was a […]

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90 minutes which could decide Jogi Löw’s legacy

by Niklas Wildhagen

The transformation that happened to German football from the mid-00s and onwards has been staggering. At the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 00s watching the German national didn’t tend to be a pleasure to say the least. Back then the team could still grind out a result in most qualification matches, […]

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The Ballad of Julian Green, Teenage World Cup Goalslinger

by Gerry Wittmann

And so it begins. One touch, one goal. Julian Green, the Bayern Munich reserve-team striker who turned 19-years-old less than a month ago, came off the bench for his first taste of World Cup action and just his third international appearance.  Jurgen Klinsmann’s Americans had just surrendered a second added-time goal in the 105th minute […]

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Thomas Müller: “The best is yet to come from us” – Germany’s dominant win against the US

by Cristian Nyari

It was Thomas Müller yet again for Germany. The 24-year-old Bayern Munich attacker gave Joachim Löw’s side the all-important matchwinner in their final group stage game against the United States in Recife on Thursday. Müller’s long-range goal shortly after the restart put Germany through to the knockout rounds for the 15th consecutive time at the […]

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USA 0 – 1 Germany: Thomas Müller’s fine strike makes sure Germany claim top spot in Group G

by Daniel Jefferson

The Germans started the game very quickly in the opening exchanges as they opened up an onslaught on the USA’s penalty area. Germany were playing precise and clinical passing but they couldn’t create a decent chance and penetrate the fort that was the USA defence. The USA then started to exploit the Germans’ defensive frailties […]

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What is Germany’s Qualifying Scenario on the Last Day of the Group of Death?

by Cristian Nyari

Ahead of Germany’s last group stage game, let’s take a look at the qualifying configuration and what results will benefit them, what other results may mean and what scenarios shape what outcomes in the Group of Death. As things stand, these are the standings in Group G:   The rules, according to FIFA are as […]

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Klinsmann’s Americans Come Up Seconds Short of Early Advance

by Gerry Wittmann

American national team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann had his team poised to advance to the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Sunday in Manaus, but Varela’s equalizing goal for Portugal in the last seconds of extra time changed the narrative as the two Group G teams ended up tied 2-2.  A disappointing end for […]

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Victory Vindicates Klinsmann’s Vision as U.S. Dramatically Downs Ghana 2-1

by Gerry Wittmann

Longtime German striker and 2006 German NT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been surrounded by controversey since accepting the U.S. Men’s National Team’s coaching job in the summer of 2011.  After being pursued two previous times by U.S. Soccer, Klinsmann finally accepted the job offer in July, 2011, but his stint as American coach so far […]

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We Teach Them, We Train Them, You Take Them – On Germany’s Dual Nationals

by Rick Joshua

The United States’ Fabian Johnson. Cameroon’s Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Sead Kolašinac. Can you make the connection? Yes, they all play in the Bundesliga: Johnson for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (soon to be Borussia Mönchengladbach), Choupo-Moting for FSV Mainz 05 and Kolašinac for Schalke 04. Anything else? Yes, they were all born in different parts of Germany: […]

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