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
There are currently 634 Malaysian students studying in Germany, according to reports. However, the current Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak claims that the country might consider sending more of its student to the European giant for a lot of reasons.
The Prime Minister made the declaration in Berlin, saying: “I take the point that tuition fees are free in Germany and the only barrier is language and if you master a degree of proficiency in the German language, then sending students to Germany is very viable for us to consider.” Continue reading
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is reported to have rejected a move to Portugal giants Sporting Lisbon. The recently retired Germany international was set to be released by the club, but he resisted the move. He told the management that he would be staying put at Old Trafford.
The report claims he wouldn’t have had problems with his wages as United were ready to subsidize his salary in the Portuguese league. Coach Jose Mourinho has made it very clear that he does not have the player in his plans. The agent of the player is reported to have been happy with the loan terms, but the midfielder wants to fight for a shirt. Continue reading
Samir Khedira and Mario Gomez may miss the semi-finals on Thursday after they left the field injured in the match against Italy.
Germany managed to reach the semi-final after beating Italy in the penalty shootout but may miss out on two important players.
They will be facing the winner of the match opposing France to Iceland in what promise to be an exciting game.
Samir Khedira had to leave the pitch only after 16 minutes after he collided with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. It is believed that the Juventus midfielder suffers from a muscular injury, and we will have to wait for medical reports to find out the extent of the injury.
Mario Gomez suffered a similar injury in the 72nd minute and had to be substituted. However, it is believed that Gomez has a higher chance of featuring in the next game than Samir Khedira. Continue reading
Germany was crowned as the champions of football after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Joachim Low is hoping that he can continue pushing his national team to more titles and win the upcoming international competitions but trying to accomplish this task is going to be a huge mountain for Joachim Low and his squad.
One of the biggest challenges that lie in the way of the German national football team from winning the approaching competitions is that a number of influential figures have left the international stage and this is the case of: Phillip Lahm, MiroslavKlose and Per Mertesacker.
Another noticeable departure from the German national team was the assistant coach of Joachim Low, Hansi Flick who has been working alongside Low for over 6 years.
Ever since the 2014 FIFA World Cup reached it’s end, Germany has not appeared to be as dominant as they used to be. Joachim Low and his squad still are a formidable team and one of the best in the world of football but they just aren’t as dominating as a few years ago. This is evident by the matches that Joachim Low has lost against: Republic of Ireland, England and Poland.
Even with these defeats, Germany still managed to finish at the top of Group D with 22 points and the German national side are qualified for the 2016 UEFA Euro’s. Continue reading
As excitement builds ahead of the much-anticipated 2016 European Championships, world champions Germany are the bookmakers’ choice to win it. So what are the chances of the tournament front-runners being able to handle the expectation and follow up their recent World Cup triumph with European glory this summer?
It’s of little surprise that the Germans are heading to France as favourites. They’re renowned for having serious tournament pedigree, and the history books show them to be one of the most successful footballing nations of all time, with four World Cups and three European Championships to their name. What’s more, Die Maanschaft have not finished outside of the top three in a major tournament since 2006. Continue reading
It has been a disappointing campaign for Mario Götze, who has been overlooked by Pep Guardiola consistently at Bayern Munich this season.
The midfielder arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and immediately went on to make numerous appearances for Bayern in his first campaign. His second was even more productive after ending up with a nine goals and four assists in just 32 appearances. For some unknown reasons,Götze has been on the sidelines throughout the campaign. He has made only 17 appearances in all competitions this season. His lack of gametime with Bayern is causing a major threat to his international career.
After recently playing a major role in Germany’s victory at the World Cup 2014, Joachim Loew has had to discuss about the future of the 23-year-old in his latest interview. Such has been the decline of the player in the last 12 months. He is now linked with a move abroad with the likes of Liverpool interested in him. If it is a case of the player falling out with the manager,Götze will wait before he decides on the move. Guardiola will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer and he will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.Götze does not seem to be suffering from poor form after his squad in the 4-1 win for Germany against Italy. 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
Federico Macheda’s time in the English Championship club Cardiff City might be reaching it’s end as the Italian attacker has struggled trying to make an impact in the team of Russell Slade and his future is now being linked with Bristol City.
Injuries is something that has seriously affected Federico Macheda since he arrived to Cardiff City back in May of 2014, the Italian player has had to recover from surgery that he had in order to resolve a back problem. Even though Macheda is fully fit and ready to enter the pitch, he has been dropped to the sidelines and is serving as a substitute player more than anything else.
Macheda’s goal-scoring record since having arrived to Cardiff City isn’t a very impressive one as he has only scored 8 goals in 30 appearances.
Bristol City is positioned in the bottom drop zone of the English Championship League and they are looking for some offensive forces that can help pull them away from the relegation zone. This is an ideal opportunity for Bristol City to improve their attacking department while Cardiff City has the chance to offload one of their fringe players and Federico Macheda also has the chance of starting again with a new club where he might be able to spark his career to life. 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