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The Germans were defeated by the Furia Roja at Euro 2008 and in the 2010 World Cup, and the national trainer feels they can only be beaten by using their own style against them

GERMANY
GROUP A
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
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PTS
 GERMANY 10 30
 TURKEY 10 17
 BELGIUM 10 15
 AUSTRIA 10 12
 AZERBAIJAN 10 7
 KAZAKHSTAN 10 4

Germany coach Joachim Low has insisted that he does not have a specific game-plan to beat Spain at Euro 2012, as he feels the titleholders can only be defeated by playing a possession-based style of football.

The Nationalelf lost the Euro 2008 final 1-0 against the Roja, while the Spaniards also ended Germany's World Cup ambitions in 2010 at the semi-final stage.

"We do not have an anti-Spain plan," Low was quoted as saying by DPA.

"If you want to cause Spain problems, you will have to do so by playing football. You have to pressure them, and enjoy the majority of possession.

"If you cannot do that, and Spain do not have a bad day at the office and do not take their chances, beating them is going to be very complicated."

Germany have been paired with Denmark, Netherlands and Portugal in Group B, while Spain will have to deal with Croatia, Italy and Republic of Ireland in Group C.

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