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Archives: German National Team

Read Philipp Lahm’s Letter To Fans After Retiring From German National Team

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Germany defender Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international soccer today, ending his international career on a high note with a World Cup medal after defeating Argentina on Sunday in Brazil. Lahm, who is versatile as a right back or defensive … Continue reading

USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors. Germany climbs into first place … Continue reading

Germany Has Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 In Its Sights

Posted on by Matthias Suuck
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It’s been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we’ve … Continue reading

Why Gary Neville Is Correct That England Should Not Copy Germany’s Model

Posted on by Grant Miller
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. A sad state of affairs for England, yes, but now that we’re officially in post-tournament mode there is still loads to talk about. Most of it will center around how one country got … Continue reading

Why Germany Won the World Cup And Why They May Not Be Perfect

Posted on by Søren Frank
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Ten years. That’s how long the German team, their head coach, and the entire backroom staff have worked – worked hard and determined, that is – to reach the ultimate goal: World Champions. We have seen it before. In the … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded. Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world … Continue reading

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, … Continue reading

Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Mesut Özil was heavily criticized during this World Cup from just about every corner of the soccer world. Arsenal’s record signing endured a stop-start campaign at the Emirates and his indifferent form spilled over into the German side. In the … Continue reading

An American In Germany: Watching Die Mannschaft Win Their Fourth World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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When Italy won the World Cup in 2006, my father took me, then aged ten, to the Little Italy section of Manhattan to witness the celebrations. I thought it was the most electrifying experience, as I had never been to … Continue reading

André Schürrle Was Germany’s Gamechanger In World Cup Triumph

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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André Schürrle proved to be the most critical player in this World Cup that virtually nobody is talking about. His pace and high-energy play helped change the trajectory of Germany’s matches against Algeria and Argentina. The Chelsea midfielder, who spent … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann And His Role In Germany’s 2014 World Cup Win

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Jurgen Klinsmann is a legend of German football, as a player. As a coach, his reputation may be more notable for the 3rd place finish in Germany’s own World Cup 8 years ago, and the spectacular flameout at Bayern Munich … Continue reading

How Sabella’s Tactical Changes Played Right Into the Hands of Germany

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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And so it finally happened! 120 minutes on the 13th of July 2014; 120 minutes in the famous Maracana Stadium; 120 minutes to determine the World Champions; 120 minutes to change soccer players into legends. …and what a tense 120 … Continue reading

Player Ratings For Germany 1-0 Argentina in 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Germany won the World Cup late in extra time with a wonderful goal from Mario Gotze to deny Argentina. Here are the player ratings for both teams from the final. Germany   Manuel Neuer, 8: Neuer didn’t have too much … Continue reading

WATCH Germany Wins 2014 World Cup; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Congratulations to Germany on winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. After the first 90 minutes ended 0-0, the match went to extra time. In the second half of extra time, Mario Götze’s goal … Continue reading

Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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This is it. The game we wait every four years for, and it’ll be over in 90 minutes or more. Savor every moment. And share your observations, rants and raves in the comments section below with fellow World Soccer Talk … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Germany World Cup Final: 1st Half Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Cup finals are often cagey events, with teams too nervous to make mistakes in case it costs them the game. But in the first half between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana, this was a joy to watch with … Continue reading

All the Info You Need For the World Cup Final: Germany vs Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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World Cup Final information at your fingertips: Germany World Cup Team Preview Argentina World Cup Team Preview Germany vs Argentina: Key player matchups Argentina vs Germany: By the numbers Germany vs Argentina World Cup Preview Where to find the World … Continue reading

World Cup Final Featured On Newspaper Front Covers Around the World [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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World Cup Final day finds the two nations’ newspapers in different moods. German newspapers express a brazen confidence while underdog Argentina harps on hope, prayer, and dreams.  Frankfurter Allgemeine (above) has the most distinctive front page of the day.  No words are … Continue reading