Germany

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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The former Bayern Munich man was not impressed by the host's naive approach and feels the entire team failed under the weight of expectation.

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The striker had been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following Robert Lewandowski's arrival and Matthias Sammer has confirmed the wheels are in motion.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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The Germany boss insists his side is focused on the final after its 7-1 win, claiming that the margin of victory did not reflect the actual difference between the sides.

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The Germany forward was ecstatic with his team's semifinal performance as it inflicted a humiliating 7-1 defeat on the World Cup host in Belo Horizonte

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After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semifinal with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage.

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The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.

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Belo Horizonte played host to Brazil's biggest defeat in its history, with an efficient and masterful German performance putting the Selecao to the sword in emphatic fashion.

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The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's all-time scoring record as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle also helped decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

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The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals

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The versatile defender confessed he is unhappy with his current form but refused to be drawn into the debate about where he should be positioned by coach Joachim Low.

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The 25-year-old has turned his form around after being dropped by Joachim Low last September and is now an indispensable member of the team

Monday, July 7, 2014

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Joachim Low's side is wary of a Selecao team that committed 31 fouls in their quarterfinal win over Colombia and called for a clamp down from official Marco Rodriguez

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The Germany coach believes the World Cup host can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feels no fear heading into Tuesday's game.

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The midfielder says he is certain of his next move, but won't reveal whether that will see him sign a new deal at the Allianz Arena or go elsewhere.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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The Germany midfielder thinks the loss of the Selecao's star man could rally the Selecao ahead of the last-four clash between the giant footballing nations