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Line-up leaking Germany mole has Loew fuming
24/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany coach Joachim Loew is said to be fuming after a "mole" in the German camp again leaked their starting line-up at Euro 2012.Loew sprung a surprise for Friday's quarter-final by dropping Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller for the Germans' 4-2 quarter-final win over Greece at Arena Gdasnk, but the news was reported earlier that afternoon."I can't say exactl... Full Story »
Expanding the Euros to 24 teams WON'T weaken the tournament, insists 2012 chief
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
Expanding the European Championship to 24 teams won't spoil the tournament or dilute its quality but it will allow more major nations to take part, insists Euro 2012 director Martin Kallen.After a group stage that went down to the wire in Poland and Ukraine, with favourites Spain and Germany only squeezing through at the last minute, the worry is the expanded version in Franc... Full Story »
Germany 4 Greece 2: Sparkling Germans a step Klose to the prize
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
Germany manager Joachim Low described Greece as 'survival artists' prior to kick-off, but it is Low's countrymen who know how to survive, and how to prosper, in international competitions. For the 20th time in 28 tournaments, Germany are in the semi-finals. That's what you call a record, and whether it be England who meet Germany next Thursday in Warsaw, or Italy, it will b... Full Story »
Dominant Germany through to Euro semis
23/06/2012 by espnstar
Germany eased ominously into the semi-finals of Euro 2012 - where they will meet either England or Italy - with a 4-2 win over Greece at the Gdansk Arena on Friday.Having set out to frustrate from the off, once they fell behind to Philipp Lahm's goal just before half-time the 2004 champions were always up against it.Having equalised somewhat unexpectedly through Celtic forwar... Full Story »
Greece seeks to win Germany's respect at Euro 2012
22/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Now for the really important business between Greece and Germany: Soccer.On Friday, thousands of fans from the two nations at opposite ends of the eurozone financial crisis are converging on neutral Polish turf for a European Championship quarterfinal match.For Greece fans, Friday's clash in rainy Gdansk inevitably mixes sports and politics, Euro 2012 and the eur... Full Story »
It's Germany 8, Greece 0 even before kick-off
22/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany could lose to Greece in an upset Euro 2012 football quarter final later on Friday, but in terms of what really matters these days it has already won 8-0. If you think it's all over, it is - at least economically speaking. On a broad range of measures - from economic growth to joblessness - Germany absolutely thrashes Greece. It is after all the fourth-largest econom... Full Story »
Germany v Greece preview - Low wary of Greek underdogs as Santos looks to spirit of 2004
22/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Joachim Low: Wary of Greece threatEuro 2012 favourites Germany take on rank outsiders Greece in their quarter-final in Gdansk on Friday - with both teams comfortable in their respective roles.Greece provided arguably the biggest shock of Euro 2012 so far by jumping from the foot of Group A to second with a 1-0 win over Russia in their final group game.And their unexpecte... Full Story »
Playing Germany is extra motivation for Greece because of political tension, admits Santos
22/06/2012 by Goal.com
Fernando Santos has admitted that playing Germany in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 is a source of "extra motivation" for his Greece side, due to the current political tension between the two countries.The Greek nation is currently in the midst of an economic crisis and there is a lot of resentment towards Germany, who are fronting the country's proposed bailout.Santos freel... Full Story »
It's not Spain turning it on at Euro 2012. It's the Germans and their brand of... sexy football
21/06/2012 by Dailymail
In a European Championship high on excitement but low on truly outstanding teams, one nation stands out. Germany, it seems, have established themselves as worthy favourites to lift the trophy here a week on Sunday and perhaps we should not be surprised.Though they were a very modest side in reaching the last four of the 2006 World Cup on home soil, by South Africa 2010 German... Full Story »
UEFA charges Germany for improper fan conduct
19/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
WARSAW, Poland (AP) UEFA charged the German soccer association on Tuesday for the ''improper conduct'' of its fans at a European Championship match against Denmark.Germany fans displayed ''inappropriate banners and symbols'' and were responsible for ''inappropriate chanting,'' the European soccer governing body said in a statement. Fans also set off fireworks at Sunday's matc... Full Story »