Posts Tagged ‘germany’

  1. The Resurgence of the 3-5-2

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    February 10, 2013 by Sean Charles

    Mazzarri

    At the end of the 90s and the turn of the millennium, the 3-5-2 (and its variants) was at the center of some of the biggest successes in the game. However, the formation began to fade into obscurity from about 2003 onward, until it was brought back from the dead around 2008 and is now thriving again.


  2. Lost That (Loew)ing Feeling

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    June 30, 2012 by Sean Charles

    The German media has been very critical of Joachim Loew since the defeat to Italy and rightfully so. German newspaper Bild hit the nail on the head by saying, “Mentality is often more important than quality.” The intensity and focus of the Italian display was something that blew Loew’s Germany out of the tournament. Italy showed exactly the characteristics he failed to instil in his own side.


  3. Euro 2012: Germany – Italy Preview

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    June 28, 2012 by Sean Charles

    This game will kick-off tonight at 19:45 GMT.

    Team News and Formation:

    There was an element of surprise in Lowe’s selection choice for the quarter-final match against Greece by benching Podolski, Muller and Gomez. For this reason it is difficult to fully know what he will do tonight but I expect Podolski to come back in to the starting line-up as Schurlle did not impress against the Greeks. Reus on the other hand had a very strong performance so there is a chance he could retain his place ahead of Muller on the right. Klose still didn’t look fully match fit so it is likely Gomez will come back and regain his place in the team.


  4. Denmark vs Germany Match Report

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    June 18, 2012 by Saikat Chatterjee

    Final Score: Denmark 1-2 Germany (Podolski 19’ , Krohn-Dehli 24’, Bender 80)

    Denmark (4-2-3-1) – Andersen Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, S Poulsen, Kvist, Zimling, J Poulsen, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli, Bendtner

    Germany (4-2-3-1) – Neuer, Bender, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez

    Germany continued their brilliant form with three wins out of three as the Germans brushed a spirited Danish unit aside without much fuss. Denmark needed a comfortable victory to have any kind of chance of progression from the group of death. However, the task was a mammoth one.  


  5. Germany vs Portugal Match Report

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    June 10, 2012 by Saikat Chatterjee

     

    Score : Germany 1-0 Portugal. (Mario Gomez 72 minutes)

    Germany (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Holger Badstuber, Philipp Lahm; Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger; Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski; Mario Gomez.

    Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patrício; João Pereira,  Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrão; Miguel Veloso, João Moutinho, Raul Meireles; Nani, Helder Postiga, Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Joachim Low’s decision to leave out the veteran striker, Miroslav Klose and opting for Mario Gomez very nearly came under scrutiny, as the Bayern Munich striker struggled to make an impact on the stubborn Portuguese defence before finally grabbing a priceless goal late into the second half to reward his manager’s faith in him.


  6. Back to the 70′s for Germany

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    February 22, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa

    Germany’s Euro 2012 away kit honours the 1972 Euro winning German team who went on to win the world cup in 1974.


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