Germany - World Cup 2010

Germany - World Cup 2010

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.

Grateful media lavish praise on gallant bronze medallists Germany

GERMAN newspapers yesterday praised the national team for recovering to beat Uruguay 3-2 in the third-place play-off game and for giving the country a shot of patriotic pride that recalled the 2006 World Cup at home.

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Miroslav Klose targets Germany victory - not goals glory

The prize of finishing as leading scorer in the World Cup may provide a tantalising incentive for the Germany and Uruguay strikers in tonight's third-place play-off.

World Cup daily: Thursday 8 July

Germany coach Joachim Low is backing Spain to win the World Cup after the European champions dumped his side out of the tournament, while midfield playmaker Xavi is determined to enjoy Sunday's match against the Netherlands.

Germany 0 - 1 Spain: Del Bosque's men oust Germans to reach World Cup showpiece

CARLES Puyol powered Spain into their first World Cup final with a thunderous second-half header to beat Germany.

Hero Carles Puyol ensures new name on World Cup

CARLES Puyol emerged as an unlikely hero for Spain as his powerful 73rd minute header settled a tense World Cup semi-final with Germany and set-up a mouth-watering final against the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Spain 1 - 0 Germany: Spain's joy as they make first World Cup final

CARLES Puyol powered Spain into their first World Cup final with a thunderous second-half header to beat Germany.

World Cup daily: Wednesday 7 July

Fresh from their routs of Argentina and England, rampant Germany face a Spanish side who have shown uncharacteristic grit to reach this point, where a World Cup final against the Netherlands greets the winner.

World Cup 2010: Schweinsteiger hails rivals, but has faith an upset is on the cards

BASTIAN Schweinsteiger insists Spain are the favourites for tonight's World Cup semi-final encounter in Durban, despite Germany being the most impressive team in South Africa so far.

Cesc Fabregas fights clean ahead of historic match

CESC Fabregas does not anticipate a repeat of the mind games that dominated the build-up to the Germany-Argentina clash when Spain take on Joachim Löw's side in the World Cup semi-final tomorrow.

Low targets Barcelona duo

Germany coach Joachim Low believes that neutralising Andres Iniesta and Xavi will be the key to his side's hopes of upsetting Spain in tomorrow's World Cup semi-final in Durban.

Uruguay 2 - 3 Germany: Germany come from behind to clinch bronze in thrilling play-off

THOMAS Muller staked his claim for the Golden Shoe award as the World Cup's top scorer as Germany secured the third-place consolation prize.

German National press begin to dream of fairytale ending to summer

AFTER scoring four goals in a game for the third time at this World Cup, Germany are "within touching distance of the title", according to Die Welt newspaper

Germany 4 - 0 Argentina: Germans target Spain for 2008 revenge

MIROSLAV KLOSE says Germany's new young generation can avenge the loss to Spain in the 2008 European Championship final when the sides clash in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

Argentina 0 - 4 Germany: Argentina sent packing by solid Germans

SIX days after turfing England out of the World Cup with a magical display, Germany cast their spell on Argentina with a brilliant quarter-final performance.

Low in awe of Maradona who won Cup 'on his own' in '86

AS GERMANY and Argentina prepare to renew old rivalries, Joachim Low admits he is somewhat in awe of Diego Maradona, who he feels won the World Cup on his own in 1986.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, the man who makes it happen

THINK back to the days when West Germany were at the peak of world football and usually one overarching man springs to mind in each era.

Argentina 0 - 4 Germany: Classy Germans stun the world

DIEGO Maradona's notorious ego wasn't just bruised in Cape Town last night, it was shattered into tiny pieces by a rampant German side who inflicted upon him the kind of indignity he wasn't used to as a player. By the time goals from Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose (twice) and Arne Friedrich had sent his Argentina side crashing out of the World Cup finals, he had no stomach for the histrionics that had been his party piece earlier in the tournament.

Martin Demichelis: Germany should show us respect

ARGENTINA defender Martin Demichelis has inflamed the war of words ahead of tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final with Germany by declaring: "Show us some respect."

Germany direct 'big team' jibe at England

GERMANY captain Phillip Lahm has delivered a withering put-down to England by claiming his side "now have to beat a big team".

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