Remembering Germany’s 1996 Euros Championship

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Germany’s Euro 96 Triumph Joachim Löw’s Germany is a dynamic unit, with technically gifted players producing attractive attacking football. Twenty-years-ago, a different strand of the German footballing tradition prevailed. Die Mannschaft’s victory in Euro 96 showed the best of German grit, underdog spirit and defiance in adversity. The tournament also had great sentimental significance for the nation. The first championship […]

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Team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt quits as crisis at FC Bayern deepens

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It doesn’t just rain, it pours. At least this is the thought circling in Munich today. With the team just about back in Germany following the frustrating, disjointed and at times traumatic encounter in Porto news would break about the departure of one of the longest-serving members of the FC Bayern family, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. An immediately recognisable figure for […]

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The Ballad of Julian Green, Teenage World Cup Goalslinger

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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 when Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scorched […]

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

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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 World Cup and on course […]

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

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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 as they deployed counterattacks whenever […]

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

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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 follows regarding tiebreakers: 1. Greatest […]

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