JOACHIM LOEW

  • Germany's coach Loew blames sloppy finishing for Poland loss October 12, 2014

    World Cup winners Germany will need to improve their finishing after they dominated Poland but failed to find the back of the net despite a dozen clear chances in a shock 2-0 loss in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday. The Germans, who take on Ireland in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday, had...
  • Poland stun world champions Germany in Euro qualifier October 12, 2014

    Warsaw: Poland struck twice on the break to stun wasteful World Cup winners Germany 2-0 on Saturday, earning their first ever victory over their illustrious neighbours and taking control of Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. Arkadiusz Milik put them ahead with a well-timed header in the 51st minute and Sebastian Mila...
  • Euro 2016 Qualifying: No late call-ups for injury-hit Germany October 9, 2014

    Germany have enough strength in depth and coach Joachim Loew will not call up reinforcements for their Euro 2016 qualifier in Poland on Saturday despite a growing injury list, assistant coach Thomas Schneider said. Midfielder Mesut Ozil, ruled out on Wednesday for three months with a knee ligament tear, was the...
  • Germany win, Portugal lose in Euro qualifiers September 8, 2014

    London: Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened their 2016 European Championship campaign with a 21 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany's goals a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and...
  • Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers September 6, 2014

    Qualifying for the largestever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups...
  • Germany call up forward Sidney Sam for Scotland match September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Schalke forward Sidney Sam for a European Championship qualifying match against Scotland. Loew called up Sam after Germany lost to Argentina 42 in a friendly on Wednesday. Germany will be without Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as well as Mats Hummels and Mesut Ozil for...
  • German defenders Boateng, Hummels out of Argentina game September 2, 2014

    Duesseldorf: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Hoffenheim midfielder Sebastian Rudy for Wednesday's friendly with Argentina after defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels withdrew with injury. Loew says Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is doubtful due to a knee problem and he called up Rudy because "we have a shortage...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 July 23, 2014

    Germany World Cupwinning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54yearold said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 10 World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Attention to detail, milkshakes fire German glory July 15, 2014

    The omens were not good. In late May, as the Germany football team gathered at their World Cup training camp in Italy, news broke that manager Joachim Loew had been stripped of his driver's license for six months after a series of speeding tickets. Days earlier, Kevin Grosskreutz, a versatile defender,...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's World Cup triumph was 10 years in the making, says Loew July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Germany's World Cup victory on Sunday was not just down to 50 days of good preparation for the tournament but was the culmination of a meticulouslyplanned longterm project, coach Joachim Loew said. Loew, who took over from Juergen Klinsmann in 2006 after their thirdplace finish at the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze is Germany's wonder boy, says coach Loew July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany forward Mario Goetze, who plundered the extratime winner in the World Cup final against Argentina, is a wonder boy with immense qualities, coach Joachim Loew said on Sunday. Substitute Goetze, who until the final had a disappointing tournament, struck the only goal seven minutes before the end...
  • World Cup 2014: Five 'Final' warnings for rampant Germany July 13, 2014

    Germany coach Joachim Loew in the wake of the extraordinary 71 thrashing of hosts Brazil has moved to calm expectations ahead of Sunday's World Cup final and urged his players to show humility. Have a look at five previous occasions impressive wins did not lead to further glory but instead defeat: 1954:...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany vs Argentina, we are ready to make history, says Loew July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Joachim Loew says Germany is ready to write history by winning Sunday's final to become the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas. The Germans take on Argentina in the World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium with Loew hoping...
  • World Cup 2014: Back in final, Germany bolstered by national pride July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Germany have come a long way since the national team last appeared in a World Cup final 12 years ago and so has the team's image at home. In 2002, an efficient but limited Germany joylessly ground its way through a weak draw to muted celebrations, before losing to...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Germany coach has saved the best for the last July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Joachim Loew has again saved Germany's best until the World Cup finals with the 54yearold poised to finally claim his first major title in Brazil. Having been appointed Jurgen Klinsmann's assistant in 2004 before becoming head coach in 2006, Germany have reached at least the semifinals of...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany want history and title in South America July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina. "We know we can write history," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "South Americans have always dominated on their continent and this...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany need to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Loew a winner. Loew's achievements and the innovations he has brought into German football will...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany to use winning formula against Argentina July 12, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: It is hard to imagine Germany coach Joachim Loew making any changes to the team that demolished hosts Brazil 71 in the World Cup semifinal for Sunday's final against Argentina after spending much of the tournament tinkering to find the right mix. It has taken him years to...
  • World Cup 2014: Too much pressure caused Brazil meltdown, say Germans July 10, 2014

    Santo Andre: Germany coach Joachim Loew believes Brazil's players were overwhelmed by the pressure of trying to win the World Cup at home, a sentiment expressed by several current and former players after their 71 semifinal mauling. Germany, who have had a sport psychologist with the team since 2004, have also...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil played into our hands, says Joachim Loew July 9, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Germany coach Joachim Loew says his team's clinical response to Brazilian emotion laid the foundation of their stunning 71 victory. Brazil had gone into the match amid a mood of feverish national expectation and strident rallying cries to win for injured striker Neymar. A hairraising rendition of the Brazilian national...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew warns about Brazil fouls ahead of semifinal July 8, 2014

    Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics. Germany and Brazil play on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, with Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez in charge of the match. Loew was...
  • World Cup 2014: Joachim Loew's big test against Brazil July 8, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Another semifinal is another battle of nerves for Joachim Loew, who risks becoming Germany's nearly man. After eight years in charge of Die Mannschaft, Loew so far has one previous World Cup semifinal, the 2008 European Championship final and the Euro 2012 semifinal to show. No trophy....
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar's absence could make Brazil stronger, says Loew July 8, 2014

    The absence of Brazil forward Neymar and captain Thiago Silva in their World Cup semifinal against Germany on Tuesday could make the hosts stronger, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday. Neymar is out of the tournament with a back injury suffered in the quarterfinal victory over Colombia in what is...
  • World Cup 2014: We need to take the next step now, says Loew July 5, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany coach Joachim Loew refused to look beyond the semifinals after his team reached the last four at the World Cup by defeating France 10 in the quarterfinals Friday. A first half header from Mats Hummels at the Maracana Stadium was enough to book a clash against Brazil,...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's best is yet to come, says Joachim Loew July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: After a week of heavy criticism, Germany coach Joachim Loew has some reassuring news for his team's supporters and an ominous warning for their next opponents the best is yet to come. Speaking on the eve of Friday's World Cup quarterfinal, Loew said Germany had not faced...
  • World Cup 2014: Seven German players have mild cases of flu, says Loew July 3, 2014

    Santo Andre: Seven Germany players are suffering mild flu symptoms ahead of the quarterfinal match against France on Friday, coach Joachim Loew said in a German radio interview without identifying the players. "Seven players have somehow come down with slight cases of the flu," Loew was quoted telling Germany's ARD radio....
  • World Cup 2014: Loew's Germany face acid test against old rivals France July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Underfire Germany face rejuvenated France in Friday's's World Cup quarterfinal at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium in a mouthwatering clash of two European powerhouses. This represents an acid test for Germany coach Joachim Loew with his side heavily criticised for belowpar performances in this edition. A...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany must improve finishing in knockout round, says coach Joachim Loew June 29, 2014

    Germany can play much better than they did in the group phase of the World Cup with the team needing to improve its finishing, coach Joachim Loew told reporters at the team's base camp in a remote resort on the Atlantic coast. "A World Cup is a marathon and not a...
  • World Cup 2014: Coaches have drastically varying styles June 23, 2014

    In the perfect picture of contrasting coaches' styles at this World Cup, Alejandro Sabella of Argentina stood near midfield dressed in a suit that looked appropriate for Wall Street, while Bosnia's Safet Susic stood nearby looking like he was headed for a workout. Plenty of coaches are setting high standards for...