Posts Tagged "Germany"

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Germany

By on May 25, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It is now sixteen years since Germany last won a major international tournament. This (perhaps surprisingly long) period of time hasn’t been without its fair share of pain, but to suggest that this is some sort of drought when when they’ve reached the World Cup final, the World Cup semi-final and the European Championship final in those intervening years...

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European Championship Stories: 1972 – West Germany’s Spring Of Absolute Contentment

By on Feb 10, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

At the Heysel Stadium in Brussels on the eighteenth of June 1972, West Germany lifted their first major tournament trophy since the 1954 World Cup. Two years later, at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, they lifted the World Cup. Yet it is sometimes said that the team of 1972 is more fondly remembered than the team of two years later, and it is certainly fair to say...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: When The Two Germanies Collided, 1974

By on Jun 24, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The Cold War spread insiduously into every aspect of life between the end of the second world war and the end of the 1980s, and sport was no exception to this rule, whether it was the Soviets and Americans boycotting each others’ Olympic Games or Bobby Fischer facing off against Boris Spassky at chess in Rekjavik in 1972. Football was no exception to this...

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The 2011 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

By on Jun 13, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It’s now less than two weeks until the 2011 Women’s World Cup starts in Germany, and over the next couple of weeks or so we’ll be taking the time to bring you a quick run-down of all of the teams that are taking part in this year’s competition. FIFA had considered increasing the number of teams entering this year’s tournament to...

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Video Of The Week: Football & Fascism

By on Sep 13, 2010 in Latest, Video | 6 comments

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve restarted the “Video Of The Week” section on the site, and this week we have a particular treat for you in the form of the outstanding BBC documentary from 2003, “Football & Fascism”. This film traces the link between three fascist dictators of the twentieth century – Mussonlini, Hitler...

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