After the goalless draw against newly-crowned world champions France three nights earlier, Jogi Löw’s German team were just about good enough against a limited but energetic Peru in Sinsheim. The coach rang the changes for the friendly against the South
After last Thursday’s goalless UEFA Nations League tie with France, things take a slightly more relaxed turn in Sinsheim this evening. As Jogi Löw’s German team continue their post-Russia rehabilitation, they take on South Americans Peru.
Ahead of Germany’s first match of the season against France, there was plenty of trepidation. Badly traumatised and with the wounds still raw from this summer’s debacle in Russia, a match against the team that had taken the World Cup
After a tumultuous summer and over two months of soul searching, the time has come for Germany to take their first steps on the road to footballing recovery. The start of the inaugural UEFA Europa Nations League sees the Nationalmannschaft
For many German fans, the pain of this summer’s World Cup is still fresh, the wounds still raw. It may take a while longer to truly start the recovery process. Football continues, however, and the new season starts with a
It was a drama right until the end. Not just a statement, but a statement delivered in three acts. With deliberately staged intervals. In what was a highly-charged and controversial announcement, Mesut Özil spared nobody. Here, I attempt to unpick
The World Cup has reached the-semi-final stage. In the normal football universe, we would be looking forward to a last-four meeting with Croatia right now. German fans everywhere would be celebrating yet another victory over England, possibly from the penalty
It has now been a week since Germany were knocked out of the World Cup. After the initial denial period, German fans have now come to accept that while some international football tournament is still being played in Russia, Jogi
So, where do we begin? I am going to keep it simple here, as more will be on the way. In what has to go down in one of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far, Germany are out.
After the staggering comeback against Sweden, everything is back in Germany’s hands for their final group phase match against South Korea in Kazan. A win should guarantee safe passage through to the knockout stages, and despite the shaky start Jogi
After the last-second victory against Sweden, Germany’s World Cup campaign is back in their hands. Like in South Africa in 2010 when they came into their final group match against Ghana, Die Mannschaft need to win to guarantee their progress
At half-time against Sweden in Sochi, Germany were teetering on the brink. Another half of the same, and we would have been talking about the Nationalmannschaft’s earliest elimination in the tournament since 1938. Eighty years. Instead, we witnessed ten men