Caroline's Joachim 'Jogi' Löw Pages

Welcome to "A Whole Lotta Löw" - my football website dedicated
to WORLD CUP WINNING RECORD-BREAKING
Germany national coach Joachim Löw!


Last updated 26 July 2017

GERMANY WIN THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP!!!

An amazing tournament win for the young team, and a master triumph for Jogi!!!

Relive the tournament through my individual match pages:
Germany 1 - 0 Chile, 2 July 2017 - Final
Germany 4 - 1 Mexico, 29 June 2017 - Semi-Final
Germany 3 - 1 Cameroon, 25 June 2017 - Group B
Germany 1 - 1 Chile, 22 June 2017 - Group B
Germany 3 -2 Australia, 19 June 2017 - Group B

On each individual page you will find match reports, photographs, quotes, links to videos, and a full summary of all Joachim Löw's press conferences.

Each page links together to form a continuous record of the tournament.

With their Confederations Cup win, Germany have moved to top of the FIFA rankings, having been 22nd the month before Jogi took over as their coach!

Late July/early August is always a quiet time, but international football resumes for Germany on 1 September, as the 2018 World Cup campaign continues with a trip to Prague to play the Czech Republic.

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.


Recent News
Joachim Löw, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was in attendance at the Chinese German Football Summer Camp at Stadion am Wurfplatz, Berlin, 5 July 2017.

Bild Sport Interview, 5 July 2017

A lengthy interview with Jogi has been published in Bild Sport, with the headline featuring the app used by the management team at the Confederations Cup.

Excerpts have appeared online:

Germany's Joachim Löw: There's still hope for injured Reus, Sane, Gündogan
Germany coach Joachim Low has handed fresh hope to players such as Marco Reus, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan, who all were unable to take part in the Confederations Cup due to injury.
Löw told Sport Bild: "Julian Draxler took part in the 2014 and 2016 tournaments, and especially at the Euros showed good performances. Marco, on the other hand, missed them through injuries. Ahead of the Confederations Cup, he told me that the 2018 World Cup is his big goal. I hope he achieves it because Marco Reus is an extraordinary player."
Reus' former Dortmund teammate and current Manchester City midfielder Gündogan also missed tournaments through injury, and Löw said that he hopes he "can play a season until the end" and "if that's the case he'd be a great fit for the 2018 World Cup."
Sane underwent surgery on his nose instead of playing in Russia this summer, and while regretting that he was not part of the squad, Löw said that "at Manchester City he has that certain pressure I wanted to put on the players at the Confederations Cup."
"Leroy has taken a very good development in the last nine months," he added. "And thus in his case I don't necessarily regard the withdrawal as a disadvantage."
Emre Can, another Premier League player, took part in the Confederations Cup but faces stiff competition from Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos to feature regularly.
Löw said: "Emre is a bit like Sami. He's good in the direct duels, has a physical presence on the field. Emre can also join the attack. He hasn't been a central figure in the national team so far, but he's definitely made a step forward in our perception. Independent of Sami, Emre is a player like we want them."
Commenting on Germany's squad depth and a possible selection dilemma ahead of next summer, Löw said: "I hope that I will face a difficult decision prior to the World Cup in Russia. But a lot can happen in a year, and I've experienced that often enough."

I hope to upload a full transcription of the article later.

With thanks to Susanne

Germany arrive back at Frankfurt airport sporting their 'Champions' T-shirts, 3 July 2017

All the News Stories in the lead up to the Confederations Cup can be found in my June 2017 Archive.
Or Visit my News Archive Index to link to anything since 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.

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Upcoming Germany Fixtures  [top]

1 Sep 2017 Czech Republic Away - Prague World Cup 2018 Qualifier, Group C
4 Sep 2017 Norway Home - Stuttgart World Cup 2018 Qualifier, Group C
5 Oct 2017 Northern Ireland Away - Belfast World Cup 2018 Qualifier, Group C
8 Oct 2017 Azerbaijan Home - Kaiserslautern World Cup 2018 Qualifier, Group C
10 Nov 2017 England * Away - London Friendly - TBC
14 Nov 2017 TBC * Home - Köln Friendly - TBC
23 Mar 2018 Spain Home - Düsseldorf Friendly
27 Mar 2018 Brazil Home - Berlin Friendly


* Providing neither country in particular match involved in the 2018 World Cup play-offs.

More details and comments on Germany's 2018 World Cup Qualifying opponents can be found on my World Cup 2018 Qualifiers page.


Look back at Germany's triumphant 2014 World Cup, match by match and day-by-day, through my individual Match Pages:

16 June 2014 Portugal Salvador W 4 - 0 Group G
21 June 2014 Ghana Fortaleza D 2- 2 Group G
26 June 2014 United States Recife W 1 - 0 Group G
30 June 2014 Algeria Porto Alegre W 2 - 1 (aet) Round of Sixteen
4 July 2014 France Rio de Janeiro W 1 - 0 Quarter-Final
8 July 2014 Brazil Belo Horizonte W 7 - 1 Semi-Final
13 July 2014 Argentina Rio de Janeiro W 1 - 0 (aet) Final

The full story of Germany's wonderful 2014 World Cup win can be found on my Road to Brazil page.


The Previous Tournaments  [top]

Look back on Jogi's first three tournaments as Bundestrainer:
Euro 2008
Austria/Switzerland
World Cup 2010
South Africa
Euro 2012
Poland/Ukraine

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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