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Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Germany only had themselves to blame for a late mental lapse that led to Ireland’s stoppage-time equaliser on Tuesday with coach Joachim Loew frustrated by a “naive” end to a match they had dominated.

Loew had no doubt imagined a completely different outcome to Germany’s two Euro 2016 qualifiers this past week for a side still basking in the glory of lifting the World Cup in Brazil just three months ago.

Oct 12, 2014

Scoring drought an old problem for new-look Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – World champions Germany will be desperate to bounce back with home win over Ireland next week to recover from a shock 2-0 defeat to Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday but in order to achieve that, they need to start scoring goals.

The Germans wasted a plethora of golden opportunities in Warsaw before slumping to their first ever loss to Poland, a stunning defeat that sent them tumbling down to third spot in qualifying Group D.

Oct 12, 2014

Soccer-Scoring drought an old problem for new-look Germany

BERLIN, Oct 12 (Reuters) – World champions Germany will be desperate to bounce back with home win over Ireland next week to recover from a shock 2-0 defeat to Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday but in order to achieve that, they need to start scoring goals.

The Germans wasted a plethora of golden opportunities in Warsaw before slumping to their first ever loss to Poland, a stunning defeat that sent them tumbling down to third spot in qualifying Group D.

Oct 10, 2014

Analysis – Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

BERLIN (Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common?

They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee.

Oct 10, 2014

Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

BERLIN (Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common?

They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee.

Oct 10, 2014

Olympics-Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

BERLIN, Oct 10 (Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common?

They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee.

Oct 9, 2014

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Interview: Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Olympics-Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Fresh legs to carry German attack against Poland

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knew he would have to inject fresh legs into his squad to replace veterans after the World Cup, but a raft of injuries means he has had to delve deep into his playing stocks for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

With former captain Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose ending their international careers after the tournament in Brazil in July, Loew was already forced to replace several first choice players.

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