Oliver Bierhoff, the former German international striker and one of the key players in the resurgence of the nation as a major football power has admitted the world champions are concerned about the development England have seen in recent seasons especially at the youth level.
Bierhoff is the general manager of the German senior side said the country had taken notice of England’s historic triumphs in the world under-17 and under-20 cup finals as well as victory at the European under-19 Championships.
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It could have turned out to be the darkest day of German Football if the ill intention of the terrorists had been fulfilled on Tuesday, but, fortunately, the damage remained limited to just an injury to a player for which everyone should be thankful to the almighty.
When Borussia Dortmund, one of the top flight teams in Germany, was transported to their home stadium to take on the visitors Monaco in the first leg of the Round of 8 tie of the European Cup, three back to back blasts took place in a space of few seconds as the bus was crossing through a locality called Hoechsten.
It was absolutely horrifying for the players being seated in the bus at that time as they had no idea what happened and what it was going to lead to. One of the players named Roman Burki shared his experience and according to him, the first reaction of the players was just to get into a safe position somehow and most of them got down on their chests as nobody was sure how many more blasts were in store. Continue reading German Football Impact by Terrorist Attack →
Starting from the 2026 edition of the FIFA World Cup, that tournament will be experiencing a significant change as it has already been announced that the amount of teams participating in the biggest football competition in the world will be increasing as it goes from having 32 teams to 48 teams.
Even though this change still has not kicked off and it will take a few years before it’s even implemented, this decision has already received mixed feedback with some influential figures in the world of football stating that it’s a good decision as this will allow more room for diversity as more national teams will have the chance to compete in the FIFA World Cup.
However, not everyone is as happy about this change as there are managers and players that have expressed their disapproval and one of these figures who has recently voiced his thoughts was Germany’s Joachim Low.
According to the head coach of Germany, Joachim Low believes that allowing these many teams will lower the quality of the tournament as he said: “We must be clear that the quality of football could suffer in the long term.
We must be careful not to overdo it. World Cups and European Championships should feature the best teams. When you keep increasing the number of teams, you dilute the quality. In my opinion, from a sporting perspective, the tournament is perfect with 32 teams.”
The 2014 World Cup winner insists in saying that this expansion to 48 teams will hugely lower the quality of the tournament and in the long term it’s going to bring a much more negative effect than anything else.
The actual amount of players that will be able to participate in the 2026 FIFA World Cup is going to increase by 50% but the tournament in itself will still have a duration of 32 days and the finalists are still going to be playing a maximum of 7 matches. The only real big difference that will be done is the amount of teams as everything else will remain relatively unchanged.
The Three Lions will meet with the Die Mannschaff of German when both teams reunite for a 50 year rivalry game in November.
The game is set to hold at the National Stadium in Singapore and was inspired by the recently concluded European tournaments, organizers say. They said they wanted to relive one of the internationally renowned football rivalry top reward local Singapore fans for their support all through the years.
Many years back, in one of the most iconic games Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick at the World Cup final. The feat made him the final, and still, the only player to have scored three goals at the final game of the World Cup and the organizers Masters Football Asia have announced that prominent stars that featured for both countries are set to play in the 80 minute, 11-a-side match on the 12th of the month. The game will be played on the 50th anniversary of the 1996 World Cup final where the hosts England lost to West Germany 4-2 after the extra time. When they had the opportunity in 1990, they lost again at the 1990 World cup semi finals. In 1996, through penalty shootout, hosts England lost to Germany again but at the semi finals of the European championship. Continue reading GERMANY SET TO PLAY ENGLAND LATER THIS YEAR →
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre TerStegen has managed to win the treble in his first season had the Spanish club. His list of trophies won this campaign includes the Champions League along with the la Liga title.
He has been impressive in goal and has been able to keep his position in the team ahead of Claudio Bravo. The 32-year-old goalkeeper came on the back of an impressive campaign with Chile at the World Cup 2014, but he has been unable to break into the first-team due to the impressive performances fromTerStegen. They have certainly not gone unnoticed, as Germany manager Joachim Loew stated that he is impressed.
Despite a stunning campaign, it remains to be seen ifTerStegen will be able to break into the national team during the presence of Manuel Neuer. The 23-year-old has been given a glimmer of hope with the recent wobbles shown by the Bayern Munich star.TerStegen continues to remain in the under 21 squad and it may not be long before he is called up for the senior team. Germany have an impressive line-up of goalkeepers at the moment and their situation has been compared to that of Spain, who had Iker Casillas, Victor Valdes, and Pepe Reina all fighting for a first-team spot during the peak. Continue reading TerStegen has managed to win the treble in his first season →
Germany’s performances post their World Cup glory have not been top class if they are analysed honestly.
They have had a couple of shocking results, but, there is no sense of panic in the team management.
According to Oliver Bierhoff, one of the key men in the decision making set up of the World Champions, the head coach is trying to deploy a new system and the players need time to adjust to it.
In most of the games recently, Germany has not played a central striker upfront. Their formation has been 3-4-3 which is pretty different from what it was in Brazil.
And, this formation does not seem to be working at all. The results versus Poland and Ireland were largely due to it. The players looked clueless. Most of them were unsure what they were supposed to do and in such situation, when the individuals don’t clearly know what kind of role they are performing, it’s always difficult to put on a good team effort.
According to Bierhoff though, it’s about a bit of patience at this point of time. Continue reading Germany performances not been top class →