The former assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick, 51, has stepped down from his role as sporting director of the German Football Association, according to reports from the European country.


Flick, who is also nicknamed Hansi has been in the game for some time now. He assisted Joachim Low, the national team coach from 2006 until the team claimed their world cup victory in 2014.

At the end of the tournament in Brazil the former Bayern Munich midfielder became the sport director, but the DFB recently confirmed that they had hesitantly accepted his decision to step down two years early.

Flick said that his departure is not coming as a result of any sporting career, but that he is leaving for specific reasons that have to do with his family.

“There are currently no other sporting ambitions, nor are there any problems. The only reason for leaving is my personal desire to concentrate more on my family in the near future,” he said. Continue reading

Germany coach Joachim Loew has ruled out the possibility of returning to the Bundesliga once his stint with the national team comes to an end.


The World Cup winning coach’s only experience of managing a club team in Germany is his two-year stint with VFB Stuttgart before the turn of the century. Since then, he has been exclusively involved with the national team; first as an assistant manager to JurgenKlinsmann and then taking over the full-time job in 2006. He is one of the longest serving managers in international football, but he has also brought about success during this period.

Apart from leading Germany to finals of European championships, the national team achieved the crowning glory in the form of the World Cup title in 2014. This is likely to remain his best achievement to late, as Germany have been able to win the honour after several decades. Continue reading

Germany and Manchester City’s sensational midfielder, IlkayGundogan has high hopes of making his comeback to the international scene.


This was after he was forced to miss out for almost a year due to injuries. The 2018 World Cup isn’t on his mind yet.

On the 8th of October, Germany, who are World Champions will go head on with Czech Republic. In three days after that, they would play host to Northern Ireland in their World Cup Qualifiers match.

Gudongan will be looking forward to win his first cap then since November 2015. He had signed for Manchester City in the close season but ended up missing the 2014 World Cup and the Euro 2016 as well due to injury.
The 25 year old was quoted saying,

“It is great to be here again. I did not realize it was actually such a long time since my last game. But I know the feeling of a comeback well from the past few years. I just want to enjoy the moment and if I am needed, I will be there. I will give it all I can and I cannot ask for more at the moment.” Continue reading

Germany boss Joachim Loew claimed that he is worried about the numerous injuries suffered by his team just ahead of the Euro 2016.


Germany come into the tournament as the world champions after having lifted the title in Brazil two years ago. The title victory in Brazil was claimed as a major success for the nation, who seemed to have a bright future due to the plethora of youngsters in the squad. Even now, Germany has a long list of players at the prime of their careers. Hence, it would be a major disappointment if Germany did not win the Euro 2016.

Reaching the final in 2008 was the closest that the European nation has come towards winning the title in recent decades. Germany has not been crowned as the European championship since 1996. The nation has won three European titles until now. The Euro 2016 is seen as a great opportunity to add titles to the crown. The last few weeks, though, has implemented a doubt within the mind of coach Joachim Loew due to the long list of injury problems affecting his squad now. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Emre Can, Julian Draxler, and Jerome Boateng are some of the players currently struggling with injuries. Their presence at the Euro 2016 remains touch and go. Continue reading

Reigning world champions Germany suffered a 3-2 defeat against archrivals England in what turned out to be an embarrassing game for Joachim Loew and his men.

Germany were expected to comfortably cruise to victory after gaining a two-goal advantage. Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez scored either side of the half-time break to ensure that Germany were in a strong position going into the final 30 minutes. However, England came back in spectacular fashion to stun the world champions, who are known for their efficiency worldwide. Tottenham forward Harry Kane has been in form over the last few months.

He pulled one back for England in the 61st minute. The equaliser came with 15 minutes of normal time remaining to Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, whose surprising leap from nonleague football to internationals has been seamless. Loew was extremely disappointed to see his team suffer such a poor result just a few months before the start of the Euro 2016. Germany are one of the favourites to win the competition, as they come in with the tag of being the world champions. The result is sure to put some doubts into the mind of the fans and players. Loew hopes that his team can recover quickly when they face Italy in a friendly a few days later. Continue reading

Bastian Schweinsteiger has come under fire in recent times following his mediocre performances for Manchester United, but that will not affect his place in the German national team according to manager Joachim Loew.

Schweinsteiger has been a key member of the German national team over the last decade. His importance has especially grown since the retirement of Michael Ballack. Schweinsteiger has never been known for his pace, but this has been the criticism being levelled at him United. The fast Premier League has made life difficult for the 31-year-old, who has scored only one goal in 21 appearances.

United did not primarily expect goals from the midfielder, but they were on the lookout for someone who can become the next Paul Scholes in the midfield. Schweinsteiger, though, is yet to provide even a single assist for his teammates in all competitions. The poor form of the midfielder is threatening to spoil his place in the national team. At just 31, he can realistically expect to be part of the next World Cup. For the time being, Germany are looking to become champions of Europe. They recently won the World Cup 2014 to confirm their status as the number one team in the world. Continue reading

Following a successful 2014 World Cup campaign, Joachim Low has decided to extend his contract as the manager of the German national side at least until 2018. In a press conference that was recently held, it was announced to the public that the 55 year old manager is going to be in charge of the German team through the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and they are aiming on winning it once more.

“It was a decision where my heart and my mind both said yes. We waited a long time for the success that we had in Brazil and we all want to experience that again. We have the prerequisites to achieve it once more.” Germany’s Joachim Low said during the press conference.

The assistant coach, Thomas Schneider as well as the goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke has also opted to extend their respective contracts until 2018 as not many changes are going to be done within the managerial staff of the German team.

Italy and Brazil are the only national sides that have been able to win successive World Cup titles but Germany wants to make it happen as Joachim Low’s squad are aiming to defend their title in the upcoming international competition. Continue reading