Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Coach insists Germany still has work to do
by Paul Kennedy, October 15th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship, germany

MOST COMMENTED

Germany became the first team to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals when it clinched one of the top two spots in Group D with a 0-0 tie with Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Germany, third at the 2006 World Cup under Juergen Klinsmann, cruised into next year's final under Klinsmann's assistant, Joachim Loewe. It picked up the final point it needed in Dublin even though Loew was without captain Michael Ballack, striker Miroslav Klose and midfielder Bernd Schneider with injuries.

Loew insisted Germany was still not among the best in Europe.

"We've got to improve and not start stagnating," he earlier told Germany's ARD television. "We're going to go all out to beat the Czech Republic on Wednesday at home in Munich."

The Czechs are in line to capture the second berth in Group D, while several other groups are almost decided.

Croatia and England both can wrap up berths in Wednesday. Romania, Croatia, Spain and Sweden are all in good shape.

The closest race is in Group B, where Scotland, which was given no chance when the qualifying draw was held, remained in first place after a convincing 3-1 victory over Ukraine. Italy and France both won to remain one and two points behind, respectively.

Saturday's heroes included Dorin Goian, whose goal gave Romania a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in their Group G showdown.

Thierry Henry scored in the 6-0 win at the Faeroe Islands to equal Michel Platini's record of 41 goals for France. Bad weather prevented the Bleus from arriving on the island until just hours before the kickoff.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives