Hours after Roy Hodgson revealed that Michael Carrick had suffered a slight tightening of his groin while warming up for the Estonia game, Joachim Low has now given the Red Devils’ faithfuls another reason to moan about as he announced the sidelining of Bastian Schweinsteiger. The former Bayern Munich superstar apparently felt his left thigh tighten in the final training session ahead of the European qualifier against Republic of Ireland in Dublin, on Thursday night. Consequently, he watched from the dugout as his compatriots succumbed to a disappointing 1-0 loss that has complicated chances of their qualification to a certain extent. The Germany coach stated that the veteran midfielder will also sit out the Georgia game and added that the medical staff had advised him to offer his skipper a three-day break. He denied ruling out the chances of him playing completely, as he labeled his chances slim. Despite Joachim Low believing a short-term rest could serve as the fix […]

On Friday, UEFA’s smallest member will try to avoid embarrassment against the reigning world champions in the next round of Euro 2016 qualifiers. Since winning the World Cup, the German national team has been suffering from a hangover. And who can blame them? Not only had they won the most coveted trophy in the world, but on Tuesday in Berlin, 21 members of the winning squad attended the world premiere of Die Mannschaft, the documentary about their triumph in Brazil, reliving the glory under the glitz and lights of cameras. Bundestrainer Joachim Löw will hope his players can refocus on their game on Friday, but frankly the world champions are approaching one of the biggest mismatches of these Euro 2016 qualifiers. Gibraltar are the newest and the smallest member of UEFA, with a population of less than 30,000 living on 2.6 square miles of rocky island. Their team consists entirely of amateurs: a firefighter in goal, a customs agent in […]