June 2012 ⋆ An Old International

Germany's Italian nightmare continues

Cesare Prandelli's men proved too much for Germany's highly talented and fancied team as they failed to put pressure on Italy when they had the chance in last night's semi-final in Warsaw. Surprises Jogi L

Germany’s Italian nightmare continues

Cesare Prandelli’s men proved too much for Germany’s highly talented and fancied team as they failed to put pressure on Italy when they had the chance in last night’s semi-final in Warsaw. Surprises Jogi Löw, the German coach surprised the pundits, the media and possibly the players when he included Mario Gomez and Lukas Podolski…

Italy: Germany's B

As the quarterfinals at Euro 2012 have come to a close on Sunday night, the semi-final between Italy and Germany will be a chance to get revenge for Jogi L

Italy: Germany’s Bête Noire

As the quarterfinals at Euro 2012 have come to a close on Sunday night, the semi-final between Italy and Germany will be a chance to get revenge for Jogi Löw’s team for defeat at the same stage at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Italy meanwhile can cement their status as bête noire for German…

UEFA's Double Standards at Euro 2012

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe has been rightly accused of using double standards. And more importantly, become ever more like FIFA, the world's governing body of football which has been criticized for various reasons over the last years, corruption just being one of them. Double Standards When Michel Platini became head of…

UEFA’s Double Standards at Euro 2012

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe has been rightly accused of using double standards. And more importantly, become ever more like FIFA, the world's governing body of football which has been criticized for various reasons over the last years, corruption just being one of them. Double Standards When Michel Platini became head of…

EURO 2012 Group Stage Resumee pt.2

After 12 days of group games in the test day will be a welcome break for the many journalists covering the event live in Poland and the Ukraine. It is time for a resume on the action so far. Who were the biggest surprise in a positive and negative way? Which team played the best…

EURO 2012 Group Stage Resumee pt. 1

After 12 days of group games in the test day will be a welcome break for the many journalists covering the event live in Poland and the Ukraine. It is time for a resume on the action so far. Who were the biggest surprise in a positive and negative way? Which team played the best…

When scoring is not enough

Germany beat Portugal 1-0 last Saturday thanks to a header from Mario Gomez, Germany's best scorer in the Champions League this season. Despite his fine header, the man himself still faces severe criticism back home. An analysis. A Golden Future? German football of 2012 praises itself for having a golden future. This is a major…

Poland vs. Greece: A Game of two Halves

[typography font="Alike" size="14" size_format="px"]The biggest European football tournament, for the first time staged in Poland and Ukraine, kicked off tonight in Warsaw with Frantiszek Smudek's team taking on Greece. What many considered a safe bet for Poland, turned out to be a game of two halves indeed.[/typography] [typography font="Alike" size="18" size_format="px"]Borussia Poland 12[/typography] [typography font="Alike"…