Posts Tagged "Germany"

World Cup 2010: Germany 3-2 Uruguay

World Cup 2010: Germany 3-2 Uruguay

By on Jul 10, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

“Let’s make this a celebration,” intones ITV commentator Peter Drury, before kick-off, and millions of people, all at once, think, “yeah, lose your voice.” Uruguay’s national anthem is what Billy Connolly had in mind all those years ago when he suggested replacing ‘God Save the Queen’ with the theme tune to ‘The Archers.’ It’s one of the things from this World Cup...

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World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Spain

World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Spain

By on Jul 7, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 9 comments

Two years is not a long time in football, especially when you consider that national sides evolve, certainly more than club sides. In that respect, you would have expected quite a few rematches from European Championship finals happening in subsequent World Cups. However, of the twenty-six finalists in the first thirteen European Championships, six of them have...

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Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

By on Jul 4, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Out of the chaos of the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup has come some degree of consensus. If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently the best football team in the world and that, to a point, it would be a travesty if they didn’t win the competition. All of this is somewhat odd, since it is...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

By on Jul 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Some games need no introduction, and they fall into two camps. One camp is the poor games that are best left forgotten (which can only be known after the event). The other games are games like this one, where everything that can have been said in advance, has already been said (and, considering England’s history on and off the pitch with both nations, everything...

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World Cup 2010: Germany 4-1 England

World Cup 2010: Germany 4-1 England

By on Jun 27, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 20 comments

There have been times over the previous four or five days or so that this afternoon’s match between Germany and England has threatened to collapse under the weight of its own hubris. England, seemingly unable to wait for this afternoon to come around, has become a nation of tea leaf readers, swirling a cup which contains the history of the matches between the...

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