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Jun 7, 2014

Germany’s Reus out of World Cup, Mustafi called up

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow on Saturday when midfielder Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury sustained in their final warmup game.

Germany, who take on Ghana, Portugal and United States in Group G, leave for Brazil on Saturday evening with 22-year-old Sampdoria defender Shkodran Mustafi booking an unexpected last-minute ticket following Reus’s injury.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-Germany’s Reus out of World Cup, Mustafi called up

BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow on Saturday when midfielder Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury sustained in their final warmup game.

Germany, who take on Ghana, Portugal and United States in Group G, leave for Brazil on Saturday evening with 22-year-old Sampdoria defender Shkodran Mustafi booking an unexpected last-minute ticket following Reus’s injury.

Jun 7, 2014

Penpix of Germany’s squad for World Cup finals

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s squad for the World Cup finals comprises the following 23 players:

Goalkeepers:

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Age 28; 45 caps. Undisputed number one in the team, if not the world, has been in position since 2010 World Cup. Solid and calm under pressure and with superb reflexes, big keeper adds much-needed confidence at the back.

Jun 7, 2014

Versatile Goetze is man to end Germany’s title drought

BERLIN (Reuters) – Midfielder Mario Goetze has seen his reputation and career skyrocket in the past four years, winning Bundesliga titles and becoming Germany coach Joachim Loew’s secret weapon.

The 2010 World Cup came too soon for the 22-year-old but he has since dazzled with his versatile and creative game.

Jun 7, 2014

Germany coach Loew still chases elusive title

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knows there is much more at stake at the World Cup than simply ending his country’s 18-year title drought in a major competition.

The finals in Brazil could represent the softly-spoken 54-year-old’s last chance to lift a trophy with the national team, despite having a contract until 2016.

Jun 7, 2014

Only the title matters for success-starved Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – After coming agonizingly close to victory at the big tournaments in recent years, Germany are now under pressure to finally deliver at the World Cup and end a frustrating 18-year title drought.

While holders Spain and hosts Brazil start as the pre-tournament favorites, Germany can never be discounted in a major competition and are driven by an ambition to be the first non-South American team to lift the trophy on the continent.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Penpix of Germany’s squad for World Cup finals

BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Germany’s squad for the World Cup finals comprises the following 23 players:

Goalkeepers:

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Age 28; 45 caps. Undisputed number one in the team, if not the world, has been in position since 2010 World Cup. Solid and calm under pressure and with superb reflexes, big keeper adds much-needed confidence at the back.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Versatile Goetze is man to end Germany’s title drought

BERLIN, June 6 (Reuters) – Midfielder Mario Goetze has seen his reputation and career skyrocket in the past four years, winning Bundesliga titles and becoming Germany coach Joachim Loew’s secret weapon.

The 2010 World Cup came too soon for the 22-year-old but he has since dazzled with his versatile and creative game.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Germany coach Loew still chases elusive title

BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knows there is much more at stake at the World Cup than simply ending his country’s 18-year title drought in a major competition.

The finals in Brazil could represent the softly-spoken 54-year-old’s last chance to lift a trophy with the national team, despite having a contract until 2016.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Only the title matters for success-starved Germany

BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – After coming agonisingly close to victory at the big tournaments in recent years, Germany are now under pressure to finally deliver at the World Cup and end a frustrating 18-year title drought.

While holders Spain and hosts Brazil start as the pre-tournament favourites, Germany can never be discounted in a major competition and are driven by an ambition to be the first non-South American team to lift the trophy on the continent.

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