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German Fans Continue Digs At England Following World Cup Success

German supporters continue to revel in their World Cup success, while taking pops at England at the same time. As we all know, there’s no love lost between Germany and England. The two nations have had some titanic battles on the pitch, and games between the sides have always been feisty affairs. Germany’s supporters teased England fans throughout the World …

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Fixing FIFA’s World Ranking System

Germany sit atop world football after winning the World Cup in Brazil and also find themselves at the summit of the FIFA rankings. However, a closer examination of the FIFA ranking system exposes major flaws. One just needs to look at Switzerland and Greece, whom, with all due respect, are greatly flattered by their 9th and 13th ranks respectively. Furthermore, …

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Philipp Lahm Retirement Leaves Hole In German Defense

Only days after winning the biggest prize in football, Germany’s captain Philipp Lahm announced his decision to quit international football. Hailed as one of the best fullbacks in the modern game, the German skipper brought an end to his exploits for the national team, notching up five goals in his 113 caps for his country. After ten years of consistent …

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Why Germany Were The Only Real Team In The World Cup

Germany have become the first European team to win a World Cup on South American soil with many pundits claiming Joachim Löw’s side were the only competing ‘team’ in the actual sense of the word. In the wake of their historic victory, Jack Cahill analyses just why they might be righ Crushing Brazil Felipe Scolari’s Brazil suffered their worst defeat …

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World Cup Heroes: Thomas Muller

Last weekend we witnessed Germany lift the World Cup after defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra-time. The Germans deserved this World Cup triumph after they dominated throughout the competition and many of the Germans were stand-out players during the tournament. One of these stand-out players was Thomas Muller who was the second highest goalscorer in this year’s competition and was one …

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Top Premier League Clubs Are Hurting The England Team

Ashley Cole’s move to AS Roma this week has been met with praise for the former Arsenal and Chelsea man. Despite being described as refreshing and innovative, when scratching beneath the surface, the 33-year-old’s move to Serie A perhaps is a sign of worrying times ahead for English football, writes Brian Barry. After the failure of the Three Lions at …

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Sami Khedira Move To Arsenal Looking More Likely

News is filtering in that a fee of €25 million has been agreed between Arsenal and Real Madrid to bring the German international to London, according to a report in Marca .  There were reports earlier in the month that Khedira could be on his way to Arsenal in a £23 million move but it now it looks all the more likely …

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German Domination

The 2014 World Cup was a wonderful but strange tournament in the form of the lack of out and out strikers, as well as countless head injuries which were ‘carefully’ ignored. The best team, however, went all the way and won the tournament. A solid team with plenty of quality, young players, experienced players and an excellent team ethic. The …

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Best XI Never To Play In A World Cup

As the curtain comes down on an exceptional World Cup tournament, we decided to look back at the Best XI to never win a World Cup. Would this side challenge for top honours?  Goalkeeper – Ray Clemence – England Clemence was one of the best players ever to put himself between the sticks for Liverpool and Tottenham. He played a combined …

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Der Mannschaft – 11 Years In The Making

As the withdrawal symptoms finally begin to take hold after the completion of the 20th World Cup in Brazil, Germany finally got their hands on a 4th trophy after a 24-year wait. The Germans, bar a Euro 96 triumph, had performed poorly by their own very high standards at two successive World Cups in the US and France respectively and …

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World Cup Final 2014 – Jules Rimet A Distant Memory

As the month long World Cup finals come to an end, two powerhouses of world football pit their wits against each other in what will hopefully be a final to remember. So many others have lived up to expectation over the previous nineteen editions since the first in 1930 and this time around maybe we will add this as one …

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Thomas Muller : The Ultimate Competitor

When Thomas Muller was invited by Germany’s kit designers to help create a new shirt , he picked up a pen and approached a table draped with the classic white top clean of all usual markings. Muller first drew in the three stars that signifies the number of World Cups won by his nation. He also inked a “?” mark …

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The Race Not Yet Run – Germany vs. Argentina

If football, or indeed sport at large, was predictable then nobody would watch it. Some sports are undeniably more predictable than others; the favourite will more than likely come out on top regardless of the doggedness of the minnow. Rugby is a good example thereof; in spite of the efforts of lesser skilled teams to turn eighty minutes of Rugby …

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Thomas Müller – The Realisation Of A German Dream

Thomas Müller put his hands on his head in exasperation. As the round of sixteen game against Algeria drew inexorably towards extra-time, the Bayern man had his chance to end the North African challenge there and then. In space, he rose to meet a perfect cross but nodded it straight at the keeper, when barely half a yard either side …

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World Cup: Germany’s D-Day

The attitude of many German football fans over the past seven days has been depressingly similar to that of Irish fans two years ago in Poland. “Don’t worry, we play better against the big teams.” It was a rather depressing dogma two years ago but it seems to ring true for the German side, who since beating Portugal in their …

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Germany: Löw’s Midfield Dilemma

Germany snuck through an unexpectedly tight match with Algeria on Monday night thanks to extra time goals from Andre Schürrle and Mesut Özil, but in truth they could easily have become the biggest casualty yet of this unpredictable World Cup. Germany won their group but went completely untested against Portugal,  and were very unconvincing against Ghana before an encouraging midfield …

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Brechtian Fever – World Cup Anticipation In Germany

Daire O’Driscoll discusses the feeling in Germany as they enter the latter stages of the World Cup with the burden of a favourites tag threatening to take its toll. The average Berliner might know who Bertolt Brecht is. A select few might have wandered to the Ensemble’s theatre straddling the banks of the river Spree to see a play from Brecht …

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