Look back at the full history-making campaign on my 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Index where you can also keep up-to-date on the other qualifiers and the upcoming draw - to be held in Moscow on the 1 December.
As usual, you can follow any matches where Joachim Löw has been spotted in attendance on my Out and About page for the season.
Up next month are two friendlies, against England in Wembley, and France in Köln
GERMANY WIN THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP!!!
An amazing tournament win for the young team, and a master triumph for Jogi!!!
On each Individual Match Page you will find match reports, photographs, quotes, links to videos, and a full summary of all Joachim Löw's press conferences during the tournament.
Each page links together to form a continuous record of the tournament.
Celebrate Jogi's century of wins by visiting my earlier match pages for every international since 2010, and selected games before that, through my Match Page Index.
Full details and links to everything else on this site can be found on my Site Map.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Jogi is now an entry in the famous Guiness Book of World Records for 2018 - with the most wins as an international coach. - 9 October 2017 I'll try and get a screencap!
Heynckes a very good solution for Bayern - Löw - 6 October 2017 Germany coach Joachim Löw believes Bayern Munich will give themselves "a very good solution" should they re-hire Jupp Heynckes as Carlo Ancelotti's successor until the end of the season. Heynckes is expected to be appointed as Bayern coach for a fourth time this week after Ancelotti was sacked at the end of September following a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain. Heynckes confirmed on Thursday that Bayern have approached him and that he was considering their offer [confirmed later that same day]. Should he accept, Löw believes Bayern have made a good choice. Speaking after Germany's 3-1 win in Northern Ireland, Löw said: "He [Heynckes] is, of course, an incredibly experienced coach who has already had great successes and has a great impact on the team."In the situation that Bayern find themselves, he is certainly a very good solution." Jogi speaks about Jupp on this video from dw.com
On to the Champions League Group stage and the match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, where Jogi saw the German side go down 3-1 to the defending champions, 26 September 2017.
Joachim Löw made his first trip to watch a Premier League game this Saturday, 23 September 2017, at the Etihad Stadium, where he saw Leroy Sane continue his fine run of form as a rampant Manchester City beat a winless Crystal Palace 5-0.
I believe this is the first trip of his to watch football in the UK outside of London since I first started my website!
Dreamball, Westhafen Event and Conference Centre, Berlin, 20 September 2017
Löw: "Manuel has the character, self-discipline and willpower - 19 September 2017 Germany's national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until early next year with a hairline fracture in his left foot. The news has shocked national head coach Joachim Löw, goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke and first team coach Oliver Bierhoff. Joachim Löw: "I'm really upset about Manuel - it's a massive set-back for him. Manuel has the character, self-discipline and willpower - he'll do his utmost to come back just as strong as he was. He's in the best hands - he knows that he'll get all the support he needs, just like at FC Bayern."
Zeitungskongress, Stuttgart, 18 September 2017
At a meeting of the National Association of German Newspaper Publishers, Joachim Löw gave a talk on leadership, the route to the World Cup and looked to the future.
He spoke of his delight at the atmosphere in Stuttgart at the international against Norway earlier that month, how German football was on its knees in 2004 and the unique steps taken to revolutionise the game at that point.
"Good leaders are characterised by not changing direction at the first 'Gegenwind' (headwind)", he said, no doubt recalling the headlines he himself experienced back in July 2012, using that very term, and how, with that policy, they arrived at success two years later. "Real champions see it through."
He also likened a football team to an orchestra in that the best musicians do not always give the best concert, a conductor being required to oversee the performance and delegate duties.
Löw über Klinsi: "Visionäre werden belächelt" Speaking of the part Jürgen Klinsmann paid in the rejuvenation of German football, he declared "Visionaries are always laughed at in the beginning, We took steps that were then unknown in German football."
News Stories from last month can be found in my August 2017 archive. or visit my Archive Index to look back at earlier this year or link to previous years as far as 2010.
May I apologise that you may still find some pages, photographs and links on the website are down, and strange symbols appear instead of text, as I get around to re-coding my website following the migration of my host to a new server!
This will NOT of course stop the website from continuing to be updated with the latest news.
My individual match pages follow on from one another to unravel the full story of the events of each tournament, both on and off the pitch!
THE SIXTH YEAR OF A WHOLE LOTTA LÖW !!
2017 marks our EIGHTH year!!!
It's hard for me even to comprehend that my website has now been going for over half-a-decade!
Originally created purely as a way of personally listing and keeping a record of photographs and articles, never did I think for one moment that, nearly a decade later, I would have over a hundred individual Match Pages, over seven years of monthly Archives, a day-by-day record of five Tournaments, not to mention numerous Magazine Articles, Advertising Campaigns, and lots more besides.
So to everyone who has contributed and continues to visit, and all the wonderful friends I have made - you literally come from all corners of the globe - thank you and thank you again!!
The biggest thanks of all, however, goes to the subject of my little domain in the world that is the internet, Joachim Löw himself. Documenting the ups, looking back at previous years, and, yes, even accepting the challenge of recording the reactions to the odd down, has been the most unbelievable experience. Covering Germany in Brazil (albeit from afar) and recording your journey to the just reward for all your talent and years of hard work by becoming World Champion has, at times, left even me lost for words! Following your career so far has been amazing, and I look forward to all that is to come!
I would love all visitors to pop in and Sign My Guestbook, and tell me where you are from, how you found my site, and what you like best about it, and any suggestions for the future!! (Click 'Post' option once at Guestbook)
A few thanks: To everyone on the Facebook Group and for all their links, photographs and so much help, support and kind words. To all on Twitter for their football insights, news and reports. To those who have been so helpful with all the latest news - including dfb.de, google news, Bild.de and goal.com. Also thanks to DFB-Team Facebook page To Famous3Kings, West Kensington and Brighton Beach Big Screen for giving me the opportunity to watch Germany games on the 'big screen'. To my friends in Germany, especially Silke, Susanne Margit, Katrin and Jana for all the things you have kept and sent me and to Lucille for all her help with photographs. And to anyone who I haven't mentioned, thank you, thank you again!!
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