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Kuranyi’s disappearing act given mixed reception

October 13, 2008

Kevin KuranyiThe great and the good of German soccer have been quick to condemn Kevin Kuranyi after the Schalke 04 striker walked away from the national team at the weekend.

Klinsmann to shake up Bayern

July 4, 2008

Juergen Klinsmann

Anyone who has any lingering doubts whether Juergen Klinsmann is determined to be an agent of change at Bayern Munich should have a word with the city’s photojournalists. 

Spain win Euro 2008 after 44 years of hurt – your views

June 29, 2008

Fernando Torres scores

It took 44 years but Spain are finally European champions once again.

A well-taken first half goal from Fernando Torres sealed a 1-0 win over Germany in an open, attacking final which summed up the whole of Euro 2008.

English look on as Euro 2008 shows gulf in class

June 27, 2008

Daniel Guiza

In our area of London, national flags have hung in shop windows, kids have worn team shirts 24/7 and, after a couple of Euro 2008 games, complete bedlam broke out.    

Can anything stop Germany at Euro 2008?

June 26, 2008

Germany made it into the final of Euro 2008 despite playing some truly awful football against Turkey.

Germans incensed by another harsh penalty

June 19, 2008

Loew in training

UEFA’s decision to banish mild-mannered coach Joachim Loew from the touchline for Thursday’s quarter-final against Portugal is being put down to anti-German feeling by a lot of people here, a suspicion fanned by the angry response from German FA bosses.

Germany’s political football

June 19, 2008

Merkel talks to Loew

Germany’s general election may still be a year away, but the challengers are already battling it out for the big political prize on unlikely territory — at Euro 2008.

Bundesliga ueber alles at Euro 2008

June 12, 2008

Ribery sits

The Bundesliga gets a bad rap at times. German clubs have for the most part failed to reach the latter stages of the Champions League in recent years, matches can sometimes seem to move in slow-motion and the officiating can be uneven or even downright scandalous (see Hoyzer, Robert).

Euro 2008: For the anoraks, it all points to Germany

June 8, 2008

Ballack speaks at a news conference

Sat with my anorak on in Vienna in the Reuters Euro 2008 office I spent much of the week in the build-up to Euro 2008 buried in weird and wonderful statistics … and a lot of them point to Germany winning.

Euro 2008: Our predictions, your predictions

June 6, 2008

 

Click on the video above to see just a few of our correspondents here in Austria and Switzerland giving their views on what to expect at Euro 2008.