Articles tagged 'germany'

Germany are trendsetters 2 July 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Germany has laid down the marker for the rest of the world to follow. With the Confederations Cup in progress in Russia, the defending Fifa World Cup champions have left the global football audience perplexed with the way they are doing things. The Confederations Cup is histo...
Icy storm lashes France, Germany 13 January 2017 LONDON - An icy storm has been lashing parts of western Europe, causing power cuts in many homes, felling trees and disrupting some rail services. In France power cuts affected more than 237,000 homes as the storm swept across Normandy and regions north of Paris. In Dieppe, on the coast, wi...
Mighty Warriors global appeal 11 August 2016 HARARE - Although they heavily lost their entire group matches at the Rio Olympic Games, the Mighty Warriors definitely won many admirers. The aggregate scoreline in the all three of the Zimbabwe national women's football side was 15-3 but that did not stop the side from leaving an indelible m...
Tough draw for Mighty Warriors 15 April 2016 HARARE - The Mighty Warriors were placed in a tough Group F when the draw for the 2016 Olympic Games was conducted in Brazil yesterday. Shadreck Mlauzi would have to contend with women's football powerhouses Canada, Germany and Australia when the tournament starts on August 3. [GoogleAd] ...
Kersten finishes strongly in Germany 15 August 2015 HARARE - A solid final round of 72 propelled Falcon College student Justin Kersten to a respectable eighth place finish at the RB Global Junior Golf Tournament in Germany yesterday. Kersten shot four birdies and an equal number of bogeys to register a composed even par round which saw him clim...
Germany tour inspires youngsters 7 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean teenagers Leroy Willie and Devine Khumalo say their recent training camp in Germany will go a long way in helping develop their football careers. The football development initiative by Copa Coca-Cola saw Willie of Oriel Boys and Khumalo of Mzilikazi High schools spend a wee...
Zim engages Germany over $740m debt 25 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is engaging Germany to settle a $739 million debt owed to the European country, a move meant to thaw frosty relations and pave way for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday met visiting German director for sub-Saharan Africa and Sahel r...
Africa can learn from Germany 19 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The 2014 Fifa World Cup has come and gone and we await Russia 2018 for the next global football fiesta again. The Brazil 2014 was some soccer festival. The tournament had everything for a great football extravaganza – plenty of goals, sizzling and entertaining soccer and there w...
Lahm retires from international football 19 July 2014 LONDON - Germany’s World Cup-winning captain, Philipp Lahm, has retired from international football. Germany’s No1 fan, the chancellor Angela Merkel, was quick to pay tribute, saying: “I’d like to express my respect for what he achieved with the national team.” In an open letter on the Germ...
Thousands welcome Germany in Berlin 16 July 2014 LONDON - Hundreds of thousands of jubilant Germans welcomed their triumphant national soccer team home in Berlin yesterday, waving flags and wearing the national colours as they basked in the nation’s fourth World Cup victory. Landing at the capital’s Tegel airport, captain Philipp Lahm led th...
Loew hails Mario Goetze 15 July 2014 LONDON - Germany coach Joachim Loew hailed "miracle boy" Mario Goetze after the Bayern Munich star's World Cup-winning extra-time goal here Sunday. Goetze rose from the substitutes bench to score a stunning 113th minute goal as Germany beat Argentina 1-0. "Goetze is the miracle boy, he is t...
Is this Messi's time? 12 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Tomorrow’s World Cup final between Argentina and Germany is being described in most football circles as a dream final. I am not aware what those analysts would have said if hosts and Argentina’s arch-rivals Brazil had avoided the 7-1 humiliation and reached the final. While t...
'Messi is running on empty' 12 July 2014 LONDON - Lionel Messi is struggling at the World Cup because he is suffering from exhaustion, his father Jorge has claimed ahead of Argentina's final showdown against Germany tomorrow. The Argentina playmaker, who was being hailed as potentially the star player of the tournament, has faded to ...
Messi ready for Diego moment 11 July 2014 LONDON - Twenty-four years after Argentina last reached a World Cup semi-final, their genius was beset by domestic turmoil. On the big day he was accusing his ex-girlfriend of running off with watches and diamond earrings. An international arrest warrant was being sought. But enough about Dieg...
Hoewedes comfortable facing Messi 11 July 2014 LONDON - For a man about to face one of the game's most prolific scorers, Benedikt Hoewedes is remarkably composed ahead of the World Cup final. Even more so considering he'll be playing out of his usual position. Hoewedes has been used as left back by Germany coach Joachim Loew during the ...
Germany still in disbelief 10 July 2014 BERLIN - In my neighbourhood, they let off fireworks after the first, second and third goals. But after Toni Kroos sidefooted in the fourth, there was only silence. People started to shake their heads in disbelief rather than pump their fists into the humid summer air: “Was that another goal, ...
This is the worst day of my life - Scolari 9 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil’s hopes of securing a sixth World Cup ended last night in abject humiliation at the hands of a rampant Germany with the hosts’ manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, accepting full responsibility for the Seleção’s “catastrophic” record defeat. The Germans scored five times in 19 frantic...
Germany crash fragile Brazil 9 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil rode a wave of emotion, patriotism and prayer to reach the World Cup semi-finals but Tuesday was the day when the weight of expectation caught up with them. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari tried to explain their 7-1 defeat by Germany in purely footballing terms, saying their opponent...
We'll win World Cup - Scolari 8 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has vowed that his side will win the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana Stadium this week. Now his reputation is on the line. Known as 'Felipao', or 'Big Phil', depending on which of the many countries he has been working in, Scolari...
Loew's big Brazil test 8 July 2014 LONDON - Another semifinal is another battle of nerves for Joachim Loew, who risks becoming Germany's nearly man. After eight years in charge of Die Mannschaft, Loew so far has one previous World Cup semifinal, the 2008 European Championship final and the Euro 2012 semifinal to show. No trophy...
Germany reach semis 5 July 2014 LONDON - Joachim Löw's young Germany side beat France 1-0 thanks to first-half goal from Mats Hummels at the Maracana to reach the semi-finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup yesterday. So many German players rose to the occasion last night, driving their team through to the semi-finals. Hummels...
Germany, France end African hopes 1 July 2014 LONDON - Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting.Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing ...
A World Cup of its kind 28 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The 2014 World Cup currently taking place in Brazil is turning out to have every ingredient of being a historic football fiesta. Plenty of goals, penalties, red cards and shocking results which clearly defy the pecking order, this should a World Cup of its kind. No one could ...
Germany, USA go through 27 June 2014 LONDON - Thomas Mueller’s second-half goal saw Germany sail to a 1-0 victory over the United States in World Cup Group G on Thursday, a result that saw both teams progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. Germany top the group and will face the runner-up in Group H while the United Sta...
Loew, Klinsmann reunite 26 June 2014 LONDON - Friends clash on either side of the World Cup divide tonight when Jurgen Klinsmann's United States meet Joachim Loew's Germany for top spot in Group G. Having met on a coaching course, Loew became Klinsmann's assistant a decade ago when the pair were brought in following the Euro 2004...