As we approach this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil and reflect on the Nationalmannschaft’s last meeting with Poland in Hamburg – which would see a skeleton C-Elf take to the field – we stay in the Hansastadt for the
It’s been a while since the last One Cap Wonder, and the series resumes with the story of a man who would be a German international for some twenty-eight minutes: Hanno Balitsch.
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.
Berlin, 19th November 2008 A year after beating England 2-1 at the new Wembley stadium courtesy of a stunning strike from debutant Christian Pander, the two teams would line up for a return match in Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Among those in
Eight minutes in Stuttgart, 17th April 2002 With the World Cup in Japan and Korea fast approaching, Nationaltrainer Rudi Völler would be in the process of sorting out the final squad shortlist – trying his best to get a sighting
Amsterdam, 23rd February 2000. Germany are facing the Netherlands, and among the eleven players in Erich Ribbeck’s starting lineup is a twenty-four year old left-sided VfL Wolfsburg midfielder of Hungarian descent making his international debut. That man is Zoltán Sebescen.