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
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
Crunch time. After their opening group phase defeat against Mexico in Moscow, it is make or break for Jögi Low’s men in Sochi against Sweden. One has to go back sixty years to find the last World Cup defeat for
My last post-match stream of consciousness ramblings was pretty well received, so here’s another. A quick jump in and jump out match preview of Germany’s upcoming group phase meeting with Sweden. Opinions straight off the bat, spiced up and spliced
When the draw was made last December for next month’s World Cup, Germany were provided with a challenging, but workable, set of three opponents. Three countries that, for fans of the Mannschaft, will be familiar without having to trawl too
So, after all the build up, the World Cup draw is done. Nice and simple, with little of the usual razzmatazz and no dancing monkeys or supermodels. Just what it should be, a draw. Thirty-two balls being pulled out of
The German Olympic football teams headed into their final two matches hunting for two gold medals. After over three hours of pulsating actionin Rio’s famous Maracanã stadium over two evenings, they almost made it. A stunning first Olympic gold for
When Germany fell two goals behind in Sweden last month during their final World Cup qualifying match, it was not just their unbeaten group record that at stake. In addition to maintaining their record in the ten-match group campaign, the
Having picked up the expected maximum six points from their last two qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands, the Nationalmannschaft would leave themselves on the brink of securing top spot in the group, with just a point needed against
By Cristian Nyari Sweden’s incredible and historic comeback against Germany on Tuesday will no doubt add fuel to an already fiery debate about the National Team’s supposed mental frailty and Joachim Löw’s ability to truly reach their potential.
Having handed out six of the best to the Republic of Ireland four days earlier, confidence in the German camp would be high ahead of a return home to Berlin and the game against Sweden.
Three goals up at half-time. Four to the good an hour in. Some fantastic one-touch football, some of the best stuff we have seen from the Nationalmannschaft this year. Two goals from Miroslav Klose to see him go one behind