Tag Archives: Germany

Germany 0-1 Spain

We were twenty minutes away from decrying Spain as suffering from Arsenal syndrome. All pretty passing but no penetration and no plan B. But Carles Puyol’s 73rd minute header put this Spanish side into the World Cup final and put … Continue reading

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Argentina 0-4 Germany

Germany dumped another of world football’s supposed superpowers out of the World Cup with a comprehensive drubbing of Diego Maradona’s Argentina. Argentina came into the match seeking revenge on Germany for the 2006 World Cup quarter final which the Germans … Continue reading

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Martin Demichelis Kicks Man While Down

These aren’t words you’ll read often, but spare a thought for poor John Terry. You’ve just got back home to face an angry nation after the worst individual performance of your career contributed to a 4-1 loss to Germany. And … Continue reading

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Maradona: Still Making Friends

Well, not really. The Argentina coach openly mocked Bastian Schweinsteiger yesterday following comments the German midfielder had made about Argentinian gamesmanship. “If you see how they gesticulate, how they try to influence the referee,” Schweinsteiger had said. “That is not … Continue reading

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Germany 0-1 Serbia

There have been complaints about the vuvuzelas and the ball, but on the whole the standard of refereeing at this World Cup has been satisfactory. Not anymore. This was the first game decided almost exclusively by a referee, with a … Continue reading

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Germany v Serbia – Live!

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Germany 4-0 Australia

The world cup was three days and eight games old before the first real warning was sent out. Germany looked contenders here from start to finish and did not just win their sixth consecutive opening world cup game: Australia were … Continue reading

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