Posts Tagged ‘ Germany ’

Germany 1-0 Ghana: Ghana pay the price for not picking up Özil, but both progress

June 23, 2010
Germany 1-0 Ghana: Ghana pay the price for not picking up Özil, but both progress

Like yesterday’s Uruguay v Mexico game – a strange contest, because both teams were happy with the scoreline as it stood for most of the second half.
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Serbia 1-0 Germany: red card changes the game

June 18, 2010
Serbia 1-0 Germany: red card changes the game

A game that was shaping up to be an interesting battle until Miroslav Klose’s unnecessary sending-off towards the end of the first half. Serbia won but failed to impress, whilst Germany had the better of the second half despite their numerical disadvantage.
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Germany 4-0 Australia: Germany excellent, but quality exaggerated by poor Australian tactics

June 14, 2010
Germany 4-0 Australia: Germany excellent, but quality exaggerated by poor Australian tactics

We’ve now seen half of the 32 teams that will be contesting this tournament, and whilst we haven’t yet sampled the three most exciting sides – Holland, Brazil and Spain – it is undeniable that Germany have been by far the most impressive so far.
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Germany more aesthetically-pleasing than usual

June 8, 2010
Germany more aesthetically-pleasing than usual

“They haven’t got any great players, but you can never write them off” is the usual line about Germany. In 2010, that old cliche might not be appropriate.
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