Joachim Loew, Germany’s national team coach, assured during an interview with the Polish Press Agency that the friendly match with Poland on 6 September in Gdansk was of great importance for him. On Friday his team, as the first one from eliminations, may secure promotion to the Euro 2012. For Polish fans and players the match with the German team is very important due to, among others, the history and proximity of Germany and the fact that Poland has never won with the team. Does the German team also have […]
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European championship favorite is Spain. Poland is among the group of teams that should gain promotion to the quarter-finals – said in Warsaw Joachim Loewthe, German national team coach. German coach – just like other coaches of the participants of the Euro 2012 – on Thursday took part in a two-day organizational workshops before the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Similar meetings are held before all great events. In addition to the coaches there are also team managers, team doctors and security and transport officers. – Our minimal goal during […]
Franz Beckenbauer said he believes manager Joachim Loew is in charge of the best Germany squad in the nation’s football history. The Bayern Munich legend lifted the World Cup as a player in 1974 and then as a manager in 1990, but he is of the opinion that neither group had the same strength in depth as the squad Loew is leading into Euro 2012. “We have always had a high level of quality in the national team squad,” Beckenbauer told Bild am Sonntag. “But Jogi, he now has the […]
Fellow managers on Friday tipped defending European champions Spain and Euro 2008 second-placers Germany as hot favorites to win this year’s tournament. After wrapping up a two-day meeting of all 16 Euro 2012 qualifier nations in tournament co-hosts Poland, managers were pressed by reporters to give their forecasts for the final outcome. “I think everyone knows who the favorites are. For me, they are Germany and Spain,” Poland manager Franciszek Smuda said. Even Germany boss Joachim Loew said the 2008 victors were the team to beat. “It’s Spain, in any […]
Bonuses for winning the title of a champion for Euro-2012 should be maintained at the same level as for the World Cup 2010 and Euro-2008, this is 250.000 EUR for each player – stated Oliver Bierhoof, chairman of the German Football Association. 250.000 EUR will get every player of the German team. The amount of the bonus is negotiated, but Bierhoff does not think that the amount will be higher than a year and three years ago. Funds provided by the UEFA for the European Championship for all teams is […]
The 2012 Euro 2012 qualifiers resume this week after the usual long international football summer break in Europe. We are roughly half way through the qualifying process and most big European teams are aiming to secure their participation to the tournament co-organised by Poland & Ukraine asap, hence the importance of this week’s matches. Germany v Austria (kick-off 20:45) Germany could become the first team to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals if they beat neighbours Austria on Friday. Joachim Loew’s side are unbeaten so far in group A, with […]