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End this conflict
28/06/2012 by thesun.co.uk
IT'S UNDER CONTROL ... Joachim LowJOACHIM LOW knows the secret of success is team work.Germany’s boss does not just mean on the field, he is talking about behind the scenes, too.And that is where German football puts the English game to shame.Historically, the Premier League and FA have fought like cats in a sack over the interests of clubs versus country.Meanwhile, in German... Full Story »
Federation boss praises Germany's continuity
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
GDANSK (Reuters) - Germany had some of the pressure lifted ahead of their Euro 2012 clash with Italy on Thursday with federation president Wolfgang Niersbach saying it would not be the end of the world to lose another semi-final. Niersbach praised the team's stability after reaching their fourth consecutive semi-final in a major tournament and said anything beyond this stag... Full Story »
Agent: Balotelli will score a hat-trick against Germany
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
The agent of Mario Balotelli believes that the Italy forward will silence his critics with a hat-trick in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Germany.The Manchester City striker has netted just once in the tournament so far, against Republic of Ireland, even though only Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has had more attempts on goal.However, the player'... Full Story »
Balotelli fury at King Kong cartoon slur in Italian newspaper
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of a new race row, this time sparked by a deeply offensive cartoon depicting him as King Kong in a leading Italian newspaper.On the morning of Italy’s European Championship encounter with  England, Gazzetta dello Sport  published a drawing of a giant Balotelli atop Big Ben swatting away footballs in the same way King Kong di... Full Story »
Schweinsteiger fit to face Italy, insists Loew
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany coach Joachim Loew said Tuesday star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be fit to face Italy in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final.The 27-year-old has been struggling to recover from the ankle ligaments he tore in February and a few passes went astray in Friday's 4-2 quarter-final win over the Greeks.As the Germans' chief playmaker, he is a key part of their bid t... Full Story »
Ozil: Spain are Euro 2012 favourites
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Mannschaft playmaker has stated that most people are expecting La Roja to win the tournament, but Joachim Low's side are only focusing on their semi-final against ItalyGermany playmaker Mesut Ozil has stated that Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012, but for now his side are focusing on the semi-final against Italy.Die Mannschaft stormed into the last four... Full Story »
Germany "need" Schweinsteiger to face Italy: Ozil
26/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger looks set to be given the all-clear for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy with midfield partner Mesut Ozil insisting the Germans "need him".The 27-year-old Schweinsteiger has been struggling to recover from an ankle injury and was below-par in Friday's 4-2 win over Greece, but as the Germans' chief playmaker, he is a key part o... Full Story »
Germany's line-up mole is "a disgrace", says Lahm
25/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany captain Philipp Lahm has branded the mole who has been leaking team line-ups to the media as a "disgrace" and admits the spy could be damaging their chances of winning the Euro 2012 title.Germany will play their Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw on Thursday with Joachim Loew's team aiming to lift their fourth European crown but first since 1996.The Germans have bee... Full Story »
Can anyone stop Germany?
25/06/2012 by The Sun
PLAYMAKER ... midfielder Mesut OzilCAN THEY BE BEATEN?THEY can, but it would need the performance of a lifetime from the Italians. Germany are a better team now than when they finished third in the 2010 World Cup, while Italy are always suspect when it comes to temperament and still a work in progress for boss Cesare Prandelli. The Germans are supremely confident in their ow... Full Story »
Prandelli - Let's celebrate win
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Italy coach feels quarter-final success over England was deservedCesare Prandelli: Italy coach wants to celebrate the win over England before focusing on GermanyCesare Prandelli admits Germany are 'favourites' to win the Euro 2012 semi-final after praising Italy's 'deserved' win over England.Italy set up a last-four showdown with Germany on Thursday after beating England 4-... Full Story »