Germany captain Philipp Lahm says the mole who has been leaking team lineups to the media is a "disgrace."
Coach Joachim Loew sprang a triple surprise by dropping Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller for the 4-2 quarterfinal win over Greece, but the changes had already been reported earlier that afternoon.
"It is a great pity if leaks like this occur and it is a disgrace that the lineup was in the public domain so early," said Lahm. "The whole nation is standing behind us, everyone wants to move ahead and lift the trophy. The person who has the problem is the guy responsible for leaking that information, because at the end of the day, he might be damaging the hopes of a nation. Maybe that person hasn't understood how team team sports work. I think it is a shame, but we won't be hiring any detectives. ...
"It is normal for players to tell their wives or girlfriends if they are playing or not, but it is out of the question to pass the complete lineup onto an agent. We can share information with the closest family, but that is about it."