Posts Tagged "Germany"

World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

By on May 7, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 5 comments

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in five weeks today, close enough to feel the disappointment.  Today we continue our preview of this summer’s tournament with a look at the prospects for the teams in Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia and Ghana.  No doubt drawing numerous questionable conclusions along the way will be  your regular guide, the increasingly...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

By on Mar 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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The Sad & Premature Loss Of Germany’s Robert Enke

By on Nov 10, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The death of Hannover 96 and Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke at the age of just thirty-two would have been a savage shock to anybody interested in international football regardless of the circumstances. The fact that his death is being widely reported as suicide is numbing. Our thoughts obviously are with his family and his friends at this time, and it would not be...

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Match Of The Week III: England 2-6 Germany

By on Sep 10, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

“Football is a simple game – you play for 120 minutes and then the Germans win on penalties”, as Gary Lineker once observed. Oh, for things to have been that simple in Helsinki this evening. Germany, whose female team dominate European women’s football in a way that their male team hasn’t done provided formidable opposition to an...

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No Stopping Them

By on Jun 26, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

In the end, then, Turkey didn’t have quite enough about them to be able to keep Germany at bay but, lord, they have given us some fabulous memories in this tournament and will be sadly missed in the final on Sunday evening. Germany, by contrast, are in the final of another major tournament without having played particularly well last night, and will face the...

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