On 29th June 2009, Germany’s Under-21 team were celebrating their first European Championship title in Malmö, Sweden. Just over five years later, six of that starting eleven were celebrating on the pitch in Rio de Janeiro, all established members of
It’s difficult to believe how quickly the last few months have gone – maybe it has been the exceptionally decent weather. When I last looked at the match countdown there would be more than ninety days until Germany’s opening friendly
So, we have our squad of twenty-three players for the two-match tour of the United States, numbered from one to twenty-four with no number nineteen. Weird. Maybe Paul Hardcastle had something to do with it. With the entire core contingent
Dubai, 2nd June 2009 Last week’s One Cap Wonder was TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s Marvin Compper. This week, the series follows up with another Hoffenheim player who would make it into this unfortunate list, Tobias Weis.