Germany's World Cup

Germany's World Cup

Joachim Low gives Germany solidity with new deal

GERMANY coach Joachim Low's contract has been extended for another two years keeping him in charge of the team until the end of Euro 2012.

One final act of tactical mastery as coaches bow out at right time

IN BOWING out after their respective successes at the World Cup Marcello Lippi, the Italian World Cup winner, and German manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who earned for himself and his country redemption, have managed to leave their posts with maximum dignity.

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Klinsmann unlikely to continue as Germany coach

GERMANY officials are expected to announce that Jurgen Klinsmann has decided not to continue as coach of the national side.

Inspired Schweinsteiger makes the consolation prize his own

GERMANY secured the World Cup bronze medal in Stuttgart on Saturday night after a masterclass from Bastian Schweinsteiger propelled the host nation to a 3-1 victory over Portugal.

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Klinsmann thanks Kahn and Lehmann for keeping the peace

JURGEN Klinsmann, the Germany coach, has hailed the peace-pact between his feuding goalkeepers Jens Lehmann and Oliver Kahn as one of his great stories of the World Cup.

Kahn in line for play-off

JENS Lehmann hinted he will make room for arch-rival goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to play in Germany's third-place World Cup match against Portugal tomorrow night.

Italy rewarded for ambition as late double strike devastates brave hosts

A GOLDEN finale which included two Italian goals of breathtaking quality punctured the German World Cup party and sent Marcello Lippi's heroic side into the final.

Frings ban forces Germany to change for Italy crunch

GERMANY have had to make late tactical changes ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final with Italy after FIFA banned midfielder Torsten Frings for throwing a punch at the end of his team's win over Argentina.

FIFA bans Frings from semi-final for punch

GERMANY'S World Cup hopes have been dealt a blow after FIFA banned Torsten Frings from tonight's semi-final with Italy.

Irresistible Germans meet immovable Italians

ANYONE who pays serious attention to facts and figures may conclude that Sunday's World Cup final in Berlin will have to be postponed in order to allow time for tonight's Germany-Italy semi-final to be played to a finish.

Coach full of praise after Kahn support for Lehmann

ASSISTANT coach Joachim Low has hailed Oliver Kahn as "a great sportsman" for encouraging arch-rival Jens Lehmann just moments before Germany's World Cup penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina.

Count on more surprises but don't bet against Germany

I'VE really enjoyed the surprises that this World Cup has thrown up, I mean who would have thought that both Brazil and Argentina would be knocked out by this stage?

Frings to face FIFA hearing over role in fracas

TORSTEN Frings is facing a FIFA disciplinary committee hearing over his part in the post-match brawl which followed Germany's World Cup quarter-final win over Argentina.

Germany's show of strength

IT MIGHT not have been on the same violent scale as the Battle of Berne in 1954 or the Battle of Santiago in 1962 - no bottles were smashed over anybody's head as far as we know - but the fallout from the bitter spat between Argentina and Germany in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Friday continued yesterday when the heavyweight presence of Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, had his say on what went down.

FIFA probe after Argentines lose game . . and the plot

FIFA's disciplinary committee are set to investigate the scenes of violence which marred Germany's quarter-final victory over Argentina last night.

Germany are so Klose to World Cup triumph - Miroslav

GERMANY hot-shot Miroslav Klose today put tournament favourites Argentina in his sights as he looked to take a giant step closer to the World Cup's Golden Boot in Berlin today.

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