Germany draws blank in Poland friendly

Germany draws blank in Poland friendly

Germany kicked-off their World Cup finals preparations with their youngest-ever side drawing a blank against Poland on Tuesday. With 13 of his squad involved in Saturday’s German Cup final when Bayern Munich play Borussia Dortmund, Germany coach Joachim Loew named

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Löw names four newcomers to squad for Chile friendly

Löw names four newcomers to squad for Chile friendly

Pierre-Michel Lasogga, a striker with Hamburg, defenders Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), and Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), have been named to the national team roster for the first time, as has midfielder Andre Hahn (Augsburg). Among the familiar faces for the friendly against

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Germany defeat France for the first time in 26 years

Germany defeat France for the first time in 26 years

Germany registered their first win over France in 26 years with goals from Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira in an entertaining 2-1 win at the Stade de France. Both second-half goals came from the France left-back Patrice Evra’s side of the defence as

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Injury woes hit Germany ahead of France friendly

Injury woes hit Germany ahead of France friendly

Germany will be without striker Miroslav Klose and Borussia Dortmund trio Marcel Schmelzer, Marco Reus and Mario Goetze when they visit France in a friendly on Wednesday looking to end a 26-year wait for a win over Les Bleus. Klose,

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Argentina beat 10-man Germany in friendly

Argentina beat 10-man Germany in friendly

Argentina exacted a revenge of sorts over Germany, winning 3-1 in a friendly – thanks in part to an unfortunate own goal. Playing much of the match with only 10 men, Germany answered back just once. Argentina were keen to

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Defiant Löw looks to the future

Defiant Löw looks to the future

Germany coach Joachim Low wants to move on from his side’s Euro 2012 heartache with a strong performance in Wednesday’s international friendly against Argentina. Germany’s defeat to Italy in the semi-finals in Poland and Ukraine triggered widespread criticism of the team’s

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Germany plays Israel in last test before Euro 2012

Germany plays Israel in last test before Euro 2012

Injuries, disrupted preparations and a leaky defense are the main worries for Germany coach Joachim Loew ahead of the European Championship. Löw hopes his defense is less generous than in the 5-3 loss to Switzerland on Saturday when his team

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Germany close out 2011 by closing out Holland

Germany close out 2011 by closing out Holland

The German team played its last game of 2011 on Tuesday in a friendly against the Netherlands, and coach Joachim Löw can send the team home for the year with a smile on his face. “Holland was a custom-made opponent,”

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