1. Which Germany Star Will Be the Matthaus to Messi's Maradona?

    History has a tendency to repeat itself in football. In 1986, West Germany and Argentina met for the first time in the World Cup final. The Albiceleste, led by Diego Maradona, beat Lothar Matthaus' Nationalmannschaft 3-2...

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  2. Why Sunday May Be Lahm and Schweinsteiger's Last Chance for World Cup Glory

    When Germany finished third at the 2006 World Cup, it was considered a huge achievement, one that revealed the promise the Nationalmannschaft had in a young generation of stars including ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 1 day ago 5,967 reads 28 comments

  3. Assessing Joachim Low's Options If Mats Hummels Is Not Fit for World Cup Final

    Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal was a historic, emphatic result that could not have come at a better time...

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  4. Germany vs Argentina: Which Team Is More Exhausted Ahead of the World Cup Final?

    The World Cup is not only a test of skill but also of physical and mental fitness. Athletes are put under enormous pressure as they play in front of billions...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 2 days ago 6,048 reads 20 comments

  5. Charting Germany's World Cup History with Argentina

    Argentina booked their place in the 2014 World Cup final on Wednesday, edging the Netherlands in the penalty shootout after 120 scoreless minutes. Their opponents in Sunday's historic clash will be Germany, who hammered Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday...

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  6. Ranking Germany's 10 Greatest Blow-Outs

    Germany's 7-1 rout of Brazil on Tuesday was one of the most shocking football results in World Cup history...

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  7. Germany Justify Joachim Low's Decision-Making in Stunning Win Over Brazil

    During Joachim Low's eight-year tenure as head coach, Germany have won games in every manner. On Tuesday, Die Nationalmannschaft reached a new level...

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  8. Why Brazil, Even Without Neymar, Are Germany's Toughest Opponents Yet

    Fate has had a complicated way of affecting the German national team at the 2014 World Cup. When the draw was announced, the path to the title looked extremely difficult: a group ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 6 days ago 26,477 reads 153 comments

  9. The Top 10 German Talents to Watch for at the 2018 World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup may be the last chance for some of the Mannschaft's current stars to become world champions. Miroslav Klose is 36 years old, Philipp Lahm turns 31 in November, Bastian Schweinsteiger 30 in August and Per Mertesacker 30 in September..

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 7 days ago 3,709 reads 22 comments

  10. Why Manuel Neuer Is Natural Heir to Philipp Lahm as Bayern and Germany Captain

    Real leadership is hard to come by in football. There are many good teams with talent abounding, but what separates them from the best is that the truly great teams all have leadership...

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  11. Just as Important for Germany as Thomas Mueller: Mats Hummels Comes of Age

    There's a commonly held opinion circulating the Internet that Thomas Mueller is single-handedly dragging Germany through the World Cup. And indeed, the Bayern Munich man is having a tremendous tournament...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 8 days ago 9,516 reads 39 comments

  12. Joachim Low and Germany Find a Way to Win Ugly Against France

    The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once wrote: "The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 8 days ago 4,024 reads 11 comments

  13. Arturo Vidal Signing Vital for Bayern Munich with Toni Kroos Set for Real Madrid

    Toni Kroos' long and drawn-out transfer saga is nearing its end, it seems, with Real Madrid apparently having secured the player's transfer from Bayern Munich...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 9 days ago 18,019 reads 82 comments

  14. Picking a Combined France vs. Germany 2014 World Cup XI

    Germany meet France in the World Cup quarterfinal on Friday, a clash between two of the leading candidates to win the tournament...

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  15. Why Real Madrid Move Makes Sense for Bayern Munich Star Toni Kroos

    Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations over a transfer of Toni Kroos , who has accepted a contract offer from the Champions League holders, according to a report by Marca ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 11 days ago 7,764 reads 73 comments

  16. Algeria Expose Germany's Achilles' Heel: A Lack of Athleticism

    Fitness was a real concern for Germany heading into the World Cup, with injuries to Marco Reus, Ilkay Gundogan, Sven and Lars Bender, Mario Gomez and just about every full-back option, leaving Joachim Low with a decimated squad...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 12 days ago 32,206 reads 189 comments

  17. Why Germany Must Be Careful Not to Underestimate Sofiane Feghouli and Algeria

    Compared to Brazil's meeting with Chile, Germany's pairing with Algeria in the World Cup round of 16 may look like a cakewalk for the Group G winners...

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  18. Ramadan Adds New Hurdle for Germany and Algeria Ahead of World Cup Clash

    The 2014 World Cup has presented a monumental challenge for all players competing in the heat and humidity of the Brazilian summer...

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  19. The Statistics That Show Bayern Munich Are the Backbone of the 2014 World Cup

    Bayern Munich have been the backbone of the 2014 World Cup thus far, or so the statistics show. With three-quarters of the tournament's 64 games having been played, those on the ...

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  20. 5 Key Decisions for Germany Ahead of World Cup Knockout Stages

    Germany qualified for the World Cup knockout rounds as winners of Group G on Thursday, beating the United States 1-0. The Mannschaft held off strong competition in the form of the U...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 15 days ago 3,680 reads 14 comments

  21. Ranking the Germany Players on Their World Cup Group Stage Form

    Germany finished their World Cup group stage campaign on Thursday, wrapping up a first-place finish in Group G with a 1-0 win over the United States...

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  22. Xherdan Shaqiri Hat-Trick Leaves Bayern Munich with Squad-Planning Dilemma

    When Xherdan Shaqiri joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2012, he looked to be a long-term replacement for Franck Ribery or Arjen Robben...

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  23. How Fixtures Draw Left Bayern Munich in Pole Position for Next Bundesliga Title

    The 2014-15 Bundesliga schedule was announced on Tuesday, and by the looks of it , Bayern Munich are primed to defend their league title for a third consecutive season...

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  24. Why Fans Shouldn't Expect Germany and the United States to Play for a Draw

    With one game remaining for each team in World Cup Group G, the table has Germany and the United States tied for first place on points (the Germans have an advantage of three in the ...

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 18 days ago 3,159 reads 17 comments

  25. Things for Germany Fans to Look Forward to in Wake of Draw vs. Ghana

    Germany were held to a 2-2 draw against Ghana on Saturday, a result that proved to be a real wake-up call for the Mannschaft after their 4-0 rout of Portugal in their World Cup opener...

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