Italy might have had to bow out of the quarterage finals stage of the 2016 European Championships, but head coach Antonio Conte praised his side for giving it everything in the tournament.
Germany began their Euro 2016 campaign in the best possible way after they overcame a stern Ukraine side to prevail 2-0. Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger were the scorers on the day for Die Mannschaft.
Germany have the team to go all the way but the use of the personnel is equally important to achieve the goal. We take a look at the options available in the critical areas for Die Mannschaft.
Out of favour Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze received praise from Germany national team coach Joachim Low, who believes that the 23-year-old can turn his season around.
Before World Champions Germany meet Euro 2016 hosts France at the Stade de France in Paris, there has been much murmuring and whisperings around the two camps as both of the nations and their footballing bodies German Football Association(DFB) and France Football Federation(FFF) have been under pressure in the recent weeks.
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 […]
Ever since winning the World Cup, Germany under Joachim Löw still seem to be suffering from a hangover
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 […]
Germany manager Joachim Low has labeled Brazil as the favorites despite Neymar's absence and has also urged the officials to clamp down on their physical approach.
Mats Hummels’ header provides Germany with a win against France in the quarter-final of the World Cup.