European football powerhouse Germany have continued their impressive run as expected in the World Cup qualifying campaign.
The coach Joachim Low made several changes to the usual lineup but the team thrashed San Marino 7-0.
Julian Draxler was the skipper. He scored in the 11th minute before Wagner doubled the tally. Wagner got another in his first competitive game for Germany and then Amin Younes added another to make it 4-0 before the break.
Arsenal defender ShkodranMustafi scored the fifth after the break before Julian Brandt added his. It was Brandt’s first international goal for Die Mannschaft. Wagner scored with a header five minutes from time to complete a hat trick.
Low started Barcelona first choice Marc-Andre terStegen. The keeper is one of the five changes to the team that played a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday. Joshua Kimmich was impressive on the night as well.
The result see Germany restore their five point lead in Group C. Northern Ireland follow after their 1-0 victory against Azerbaijan courtesy of stoppage time goal by Stuart Dallas. In the same group, Czech Rep played a 1-1 draw against Norway. This leaves Czech four points from Northern Ireland. Theodor Gebre Selassie scored in the first half but a penalty from Alexander Soderlund restored parity. Continue reading GERMANY CONTINUE 100 PERCENT RECORD IN QUALIFIER →
European football heavyweights Germany thrashed Northern Ireland 2-0 in a Group C 2018 World Cup qualification clash.
Die Mannschaft are now the favourites to qualify from the group. Former Real Madrid star Sami Khedira and Arsenal summer target Julian Draxler inspired the Germans to the victory over the Irish side.
The visitors scored the first through Draxler. The young talent curled home a stunning effort before Khedira got another four minutes later. Germany had lots of chances to raise the goals margin but they failed to worsen the embarrassment on their hosts. Man City summer addition Ilkay Gundogan threw away an effort and Khedira lost an opportunity to grab a brace.
The Martin O’Neill-led side put up a decent show but they couldn’t handle the German machines. However, they remain set to pick up the runners-up spot in the group, despite being three points behind Azerbeijan.
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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 →
The former player of Manchester United, Patrice Evra signed a one year long contract extension with the Premier League club that would allow the French defender on playing with Manchester United at least until the summer of 2015 but his spell at Old Trafford was cut short after Luke Shaw was signed by Louis van Gaal and the Dutchman made a series of changes which saw a number of players making their way out of the English club.
Patrice Evra went on to join the Italian club, Juventus as he penned a 2 year contract. Continue reading EVRA SIGNS EXTENSION →