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Penalty kings Germany taking nothing for granted

Penalty kings Germany taking nothing for granted

Germany are the uncrowned kings of World Cup penalty shoot-outs, but coach Joachim Loew is taking nothing for granted ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final against Argentina. Germany beat Argentina 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out four years ago when spot-kicks decided their

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Germans eager to tame vibrant Messi

Germans eager to tame vibrant Messi

Less than 24 hours after their stunning 4-1 win over England, Germany were already planning for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina – and how to contain Lionel Messi. They take on Diego Maradona’s Argentina in Cape Town on Saturday

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Löw ready for England clash

Löw ready for England clash

Germany coach Joachim Löw is relishing a meeting with England in the last 16 of the World Cup after his side topped Group D with a 1-0 win over Ghana, but warned that Wayne Rooney is the man who could

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Germans prepare with Terminator movie

Germans prepare with Terminator movie

The Germany squad is getting psyched-up for their opening game with Australia on Sunday by watching the entire Terminator series. The Arnold Schwarzenegger action movies are understood to be “ideal preparation for the match,” according to Germany’s assistant coach, Hans-Dieter ‘Hansi’

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Loew: Only Fine Tuning Needed For Germany

Loew: Only Fine Tuning Needed For Germany

Having had time to digest Thursday evening’s 3-1 victory over Bosnia, Germany boss Joachim Loew appears in an upbeat mood over the state of his camp prior to the World Cup. Though die Mannschaft turned in a rather lamentable first half against the Bosnians,

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Germany have students doing World Cup analysis

Germany have students doing World Cup analysis

Notes scribbled on a piece of paper and stuffed behind his shin pads helped goalkeeper Jens Lehmann become the hero when Germany beat Argentina on penalties at the quarter-finals of the last World Cup. ‘Our notes,’ says sports scientist Juergen

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Match preview: Germany vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Match preview: Germany vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Germany coach Joachim Low is set to pick the team he intends to use in the opening World Cup group match against Australia when his side faces Bosnia-Herzegovina in Frankfurt tomorrow night. The match in Frankfurt’s Waldstadion, just a stone’s

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Germany’s top stars reveal World Cup rituals

Germany’s top stars reveal World Cup rituals

Germany’s top stars have revealed the rituals which they hope will help the national side claim their fourth World Cup title in South Africa next month. The Germans face Hungary in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match in Budapest on

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