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Brazil vs Germany – Reactions “That was football from another world”

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History! Simple as that. The record books were completely rewritten in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday evening as Germany swept aside the World Cup hosts with the biggest semifinal win in competition history. Miroslav Klose also broke Ronaldo’s record and became the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer. For Brazil meanwhile it was misery all around. It was their first competitive loss […]

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Brazil 1 – 7 Germany: Löw’s Boys Humiliate Brazil in Historic Fashion

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Germany made history in the World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte by utterly destroying the host county Brazil 7-1 in what will surely be judged as the most humiliating defeat of a traditional power in World Cup history. Germany will move on to play the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final match between the Netherlands and Argentina in the World Cup final […]

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A Personalized Blueprint: How Germany can beat France in the World Cup Quarterfinals

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The moment that Franck Ribéry was deemed unfit to participate in Brazil, France took the first step forward in their pursuit to achieve international glory. Having initially struggled to come to terms with the loss of Bayern Munich’s talisman, Les Bleus have finally managed to hurdle through the daunting shadow of the attacker’s absence by putting on valiant displays of […]

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

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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 had rolled towards him, away […]

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The paradox of East German representation in the national team

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We are frequently approached by our readers asking us questions relating to German football. Everything from the play-off model for fifth-tier sides to promotion matches, and even to the dating habits of particular football players has been asked. This morning, one such inquiry gave us reason for pause to reflect upon the development German football has undergone over the last […]

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Toni Kroos Takes First Step to Leave 2012’s Italy Game Behind

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Thomas Müller’s hattrick in Germany’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal is likely to go down as a classic performance in his country’s footballing history, as his current tally of 8 goals in 7 World Cup games underlines what is already an outstanding achievement. While the lanky Bavarian received the lion’s share of well-deserved praise, Toni Kroos’s near flawless effort in central […]

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