Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has not been selected in the Germany squad that will be participating at the Euros 2016 in France.
The midfielder who has only recently returned from injury has not been considered for the tournament in France while Bastian Schweinsteiger has been selected in the team.
This is the second major tournament that Marco Reus will be missing in a row. Indeed, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder also missed the 2014 World Cup and was hoping that he will be able to make it this time to the Euros. The midfielder who is currently 27 years old will be hoping that he can participate in the next World Cup.
Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger has been selected despite not playing since March. Some pundits believe that this is a gamble by the German coach Joachim Low, but the latter believes that his experience might prove useful in France. Bastian Schweinsteiger suffered an injury to the knee while he was playing for Germany in March and has been undergoing intensive treatment in order to be ready for the Euros. Continue reading Marco Reus not selected for the German squad at the Euros →
German icon Franz Beckenbauer has lavished the praise on Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur by saying that the facilities of the North London club have amazed him a lot.
The former Bayern Munich defender was speaking ahead of the friendly game between Tottenham and Real Madrid. Both clubs have a lot of history especially in terms of player movement. Two former Tottenham players – Gareth Bale and Luka Modric – form the core of Madrid’s team. Both these players came to the club with a lot of potential but became world-class players during their few years at White Hart Lane.
One of the reasons appears to have been the facilities available at North London. These are only expected to improve when Tottenham move to the new stadium in a few years. The club’s current White Hart Lane has a capacity of just over 35,000. The new stadium is almost expected to double this capacity with reports suggesting that it will be slightly bigger than the Emirates stadium of Arsenal, which can hold 60,000. Tottenham have always had a great history in terms of developing young players and this can only improve in the coming years with the facilities available according to Beckenbauer. Continue reading Franz Beckenbauer has lavished the praise on Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur →
The German national football team reached the top of the world and tasted glory during the 2014 World Cup. Joachim Low’s squad was rightfully claimed as the best team in the globe on July 12 of 2014 as they defeated Argentina at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
It seemed like there was nothing stopping Germany from riding their wave of success and begin to dominate the world of football as the future of the German squad appeared to be as bright as ever but the squad that lifted the most prestigious and coveted silverware during the summer of 2014 has now been displaying flashes of weakness.
Germany finished the year of 2014 with highs and lows as they defeated Gibraltar with a convincing scoreboard of 4-0 however, a month prior to this and Germany had suffered a shocking defeat when facing off with Poland as well as having to settle with a 1-1 draw with Republic of Ireland, all of these matches were part of Germany’s 2016 Euro’s group stages.
These setbacks and recent underwhelming results have positioned Germany in the 2nd spot of Group D as they have secured 7 points which is the same amount of points as Scotland and Republic of Ireland. Only the teams located in the 1st and 2nd spot of their respective groups will be able to progress into the next rounds of the competition and this group is especially competitive with almost any team having a genuine chance on progressing.
Even with the amount of points that the German squad has dropped, Joachim Low is optimistic that his team will not only be able to win the upcoming 2016 Euro’s but the tactician is hopeful on winning the 2018 World Cup title.
“I hope that we are able to confirm our World Cup success. That we can characterize an era in which we not only won the World Cup title, but we can recapture the feeling of success.And that in 2016 we can win the European Championship final in Paris and then focus on defending our title at the 2018 World Cup.” Germany’s Joachim Low told reporters.
Germany’s first match of 2015 is scheduled to take place on March 25 as they face off with Australia and Joachim Low will want to kick off this year on a positive note by claiming a victory.