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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…

The Red Stars

While Ghana’s footballers are called The Black Stars, the name Red Star is heavily in use in Germany. Red Star Belgrade, one of the great sides of Yugoslavia that often proved to be a banana skin for many European top clubs in the 1980 and European Cup winner in 1991, have involuntarily lent their name…

Spain’s future looking bright. The Youngsters in action.

The future of Spanish football is looking bright indeed. Its under 21 team has just won the European Championship this year against Switzerland and it can be expected that from this team a number of players will progress to the senior stage and enlighten the international football stage in the years to come. The final…

Again and again…Football Groundhogday Moments

England’s Under-17 national team lost to Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinal of the World Cup currently held in Mexico, forty-one years after the senior squad lost to Germany on the same score, although in 1970 it was after extra time and England squandered a 2-0 lead. The score in the junior’s game was close as…

Don’t believe the hype

Public Enemy certainly have nothing on their minds with football but it is a fitting headline for the next big tournament due to start in a few days time: The Women’s Football World Cup in Germany. While the media attention has been rising over the last weeks, where there was some neat product placement on…

Football and Democracy

This headline might evoke thoughts about FIFA and their dubious British model where the owners consider clubs as assets for their own benefit and thus certainly are not interested in having anyone without their “business background” interfere while they are making money. Because of that clubs change owners every once in a while or three…