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Germany Tops France in Post-Flick Era Debut

Germany Tops France in Post-Flick Era Debut. In a recent match, Germany secured a 2-1 victory over France, marking the start of their post-Hansi Flick era. Thomas Müller and Leroy Sane were the standout performers, contributing with goals. Germany wasted no time in asserting themselves, eager to bounce back from a recent 4-1 loss to Japan. Only four minutes into the game, Benjamin Henrichs made a run down the left flank, delivering a precise pass to an unmarked Thomas Müller, who slotted the
Germany book World Cup spot but still have work to do until finals

Germany book World Cup spot but still have work…

Germany are on the right track ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar after on Monday becoming the first European nation to qualify, but the players know there is still considerable work to be done to reach world class level. The four-time world champions crushed North Macedonia 4-0 to secure top spot in Group J with two games left to play, as they look to make amends for their shock 2018 World Cup first-round exit and their Round of 16 elimination at
Hockey-India win bronze after dramatic victory over Germany

Hockey-India win bronze after dramatic victory over Germany

TOKYO, Aug 5  - India won the bronze medal in hockey after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Germany at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, giving the country its first Olympic medal in the sport in more than forty years. India forward Simranjeet Singh stood out from the other players by scoring two goals for India, including the winning goal of the match. "It's a dream come true," Simranjeet said. "We've made 1.3 billion Indians proud by finishing on the podium." The goal-rich match
Stefanos Tsitsipas wins first match in Hamburg

Stefanos Tsitsipas wins first match in Hamburg

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece needed a first-set tiebreak but then handled business against Germany's Dominik Koepfer, winning 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Wednesday at the Hamburg European Open in Germany. It marked Tsitsipas' first match since being upset in the first round at Wimbledon by American Frances Tiafoe. He won 86 percent (30 of 35) of his first-serve points en route to securing his tour-best 40th win of the season. Tsitsipas advanced to the quarterfinals to face Serbian No. 6 seed Filip
Premier League quartet set to boost misfiring Germany

Premier League quartet set to boost misfiring Germany

BERLIN: The late arrival of a quartet of Premier League stars is set to give Germany a timely boost as head coach Joachim Loew looks to fix his misfiring side in their final preparations for Euro 2020. The Chelsea trio of Champions League winners Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Ruediger, as well as Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, had all joined the squad by Thursday. They were given extra time off after Saturday's European final. Their arrival boosts the Loew's side, who
'How embarrassing': Germany suffer first World Cup qualifying loss in 20 years

‘How embarrassing’: Germany suffer first World Cup qualifying loss…

DUISBURG, Germany: Germany's performance was dubbed "embarrassing" after they suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat for 20 years in a humiliating 2-1 home loss to North Macedonia which heaped pressure on coach Joachim Loew. "The disappointment is huge," said a crest-fallen Loew after the final whistle in Duisburg on Wednesday. "This is a set-back. There were a lot of mistakes and we didn't find a way to break down the deep-standing North Macedonians. "We also let them counter-attack and had no grip
Amnesty calls on England to follow Netherlands, Germany in Qatar protest

Amnesty calls on England to follow Netherlands, Germany in…

LONDON: Amnesty International said on Wednesday (Mar 31) it hopes England will join other countries in protesting against the conditions of migrant labourers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup there. Players from Germany, the Netherlands and Norway wore shirts before World Cup qualifiers voicing concern over human rights in Qatar, following a report last month in Britain's Guardian newspaper that at least 6,500 migrant workers had died in Qatar in the decade since it won the right to stage the event.
Germany, England, Italy win but Spain held in World Cup qualifying

Germany, England, Italy win but Spain held in World…

LONDON - Former champions Germany, England and Italy got off to winning starts in their World Cup qualifying campaigns on Thursday but Spain were held to a 1-1 home draw by Greece. Four-times winners Germany enjoyed a 3-0 win over Group J rivals Iceland in Duisburg thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan. The German team followed the example of Norway on Wednesday in making a protest before the start of the game, lining up in Tee-shirts spelling out
Germany show support for human rights before Iceland game

Germany show support for human rights before Iceland game

DUISBURG, Germany - Germany displayed their support for migrant workers building 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar ahead of their 3-0 home win over Iceland in their opening Group J qualifier on Thursday. The players lined up before kickoff wearing shirts displaying the message “HUMAN RIGHTS” and midfielder Leon Goretzka, who scored Germany’s opening goal, elaborated on the protest. “We have the World Cup coming up and there will be discussions about it. We wanted to show we are not ignoring that,” he
Fury in Germany as UEFA says it wants fans at every Euro match

Fury in Germany as UEFA says it wants fans…

BERLIN: Plans by European football's governing body UEFA to ensure fans can attend all fixtures at this year's delayed pan-continental Euros has sparked fury in Germany, where Munich will host matches. Held over from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European championships are due to be held in 12 different countries from Jun 11 to Jul 11, with London's Wembley hosting the semis and final. Yet UEFA has warned it could change the venues if a host city insists on holding a
Joachim Low to leave Germany manager role after European Championships

Joachim Low to leave Germany manager role after European…

Joachim Low will step down from his role as Germany manager after this summer's European Championships. The 61-year-old has been in charge of his country's national team since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006. He had a contract until the 2022 World Cup but approached the German Football Association (DFB) to end it early. "I take this step very consciously, full of pride and enormous gratitude," said Low, who led his country to victory at the 2014 World Cup. He added that "at the

Germany Kandra books place in second round

Germany’s Raphael Kandra booked his place in round two of the Qatar Classic after he came back from a game down to overcome the challenge of Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann. Kandra, the World No.33, wasn’t at the races early on as Steinmann put in a confident display and attacked with vigour to take a one-game lead for the loss of five points. A change in approach from Kandra in the third game paid dividends though as he lengthened the rallies to sap the energy

Germany’s kite foil gold medallist Florian Gruber revels in…

The ANOC World Beach Games was created as an opportunity to connect NOCs with new sports and new stars. Germany’s Florian Gruber was one such star who took full advantage of this opportunity. “Kite surfing is a pretty young sport, for them it is really important to have a platform where we can present how good we are; how cool the sport is,” Gruber said. “The ANOC World Beach Games was a really nice opportunity for everyone.” Like many of the athletes in

German League will conclude the 2019-20 season with 10…

The clubs of the German League unanimously agreed in their video conference Monday to conclude the 2019-20 season with 10 teams if so can be allowed by the health authorities. The remaining rounds of the regular season will not be played, and the modified playoffs will begin as soon as action resumes in a tournament form, according to the league’s announcement. The teams that will take part in this 10-team tournament will beFC Bayern Munich Basketball, MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg, HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim, ALBA

Is there an internal crisis brewing at Bayern Munich?

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich have endured a disaster of a season, and it has opened up a Pandora's box at the Alliance Arena. As per reports in Germany, players are turning against their coach Niko Kovac and the club is having a tough time trying to control the escalating crisis. Bayern who won the last six consecutive Bundesliga titles are currently reeling at fifth this season. Kovac’s men have failed to win any of their previous three league matches thus putting rivals Borrusia

Pep Guardiola slammed for his tactics

Former German international Hans-Peter Briegel has slammed Pep Guardiola, claiming that his tactics have had an adverse effect on Germany national side’s disastrous 2018. According to him, teams must look at the main objective of the game, which is to get three points, instead of applying a certain ball-retention pattern of play. Joachim Low’s troops have endured a dismal calendar year. Following a shock exit in the FIFA World Cup, the four-time World champions saw themselves knocked out of their group in the

Germany Relegated From UEFA Nations League, What Has Gone…

While there would have been tears of joy in the Netherlands dressing room after the side beat reigning World Champions France in the UEFA Nations League. However, a former World Champion nation, Germany was in literal tears. Netherlands’ 2-0 win over France meant that Germany were left at the bottom of Group 1 of League A in the UEFA Nations League, meaning they will be relegated to League B of the competition next season. Germany still have a game left against the Dutch

UEFA Nations League: Why Is It A Good And…

The international football break is on, and fans across the world will not miss club football courtesy of the UEFA Nations League. This new league is a tactical plan by the UEFA to give small nations a shot at playing against bigger and better teams, in a bid to improve their infrastructure and system. No longer shall we see qualification matches featuring powerhouses like Belgium or France massacring San Marino or Gibraltar. Instead, we will see Belgium and France play teams equal to