Joachim Loew

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Germany coach Joachim Loew hails his side's "mental strength" after coming from behind to beat Uruguay on Saturday. The Germans brought a successful South Africa 2010 campaign to an end with a 3-2 victory over Oscar Tabarez's men to claim a place on the World Cup podium. And Loew believes his side more than matched…
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Germany boss Joachim Loew has been given a boost ahead of his side's play-off match against Uruguay. The two sides fight for third place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, but the DFB already appear to have confirmed that they wish to retain Loew's services. News of the deal was announced on the eve of the…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew says Spain are bound for glory at South Africa 2010 after they overcame his team in the last four. Spain deservedly beat the three-time winners as Carles Puyol's header booked the European champions a meeting with Netherlands at Soccer City on Sunday. "I am confident they will win the title," declared…
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Germany manager Joachim Low has conceded that his side simply came up against a better opponent in the World Cup semi-finals. Spain got the job done over the Germans who had taken England and Argentina before them and Low, who pulled together a relatively young group of players to take them to the final four,…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew has backed under-fire captain Philipp Lahm ahead of the semi-final clash with Spain. The defender has come under scrutiny following his comments published in 'Bild', in which he said he wanted to keep the captaincy after the World Cup. Currently he is a stand-in for Michael Ballack Loew said the backlash…
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Having already accounted for one of the world's best in Lionel Messi, Joachim Loew is turning his attention to Spain's big guns. The Euro 2008 winners have flown under the radar somewhat in South Africa after blitzing all comers two years ago, but Loew is more than aware there's enough quality in Spain's 'team of…
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Germany are mulling over who will fill-in for suspended midfielder Thomas Mueller for their semi-final clash. The 20-year-old Bayern Munich man has made himself into a household name despite only being awarded his first senior cap in March this year. His sudden rise to fame has been, in no small part, down to his four…
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Germany are expecting a no-holds-barred contest against "cut-throat" Argentina in Saturday's quarter final clash. This unorthodox description of Diego Maradona's team came from his opposite number, as Germany coach Joachim Loew upped the pre-match ante. "They go to the limits," he said, when asked to describe the Argentine style of play. "That is typical of…
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Joachim Loew praised his side - and their ability to follow orders - after Germany demolished England 4-1. But the manager admitted that Frank Lampard's goal should have stood. "I have to say this ball was across the line, so it should have been given as a goal," Loew said of the controversial strike when…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew fears Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney coming good for England in Sunday's massive World Cup playoff. Germany began their World Cup campaign with a 4-0 thumping of Australia but needed Wednesday night’s win against Ghana to take them through after losing their second game against Serbia 1-0. Loew said: "I watched…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew is anxiously awaiting news over the fitness of his captain Michael Ballack after he picked up an ankle injury in Chelsea's FA Cup final win. Ballack was the victim of a heavy tackle by Portsmouth's Kevin-Prince Boateng, who could be an opponent of Germany at the World Cup this summer if…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew has no regrets about naming Lukas Podolski in his World Cup squad despite recent criticism. Former Germany goalkeeper Uli Stein accused the Cologne striker of being "lazy" and said he was not the only person of that opinion. "I have asked every coach he has worked under and they have all…