Azerbaijan - Murad Hüseynov 89'
Germany - Mesut Özil 30', Mario Gomez 41', Andre Schürrle 90+2'
"98% qualified ....."
Germany finish the season virtuallly assured of winning Group A and securing an automatic place in Euro 2012. They will win the Group next matchday (2 September) if either they beat Austria or if Turkey fail to beat Kazakhstan. Only Turkey are in a position to them at the top of the Group!
"I hope that it will be difficult to select the team," he added, suggesting that experimentation with young players could take place during the remaining qualifiers."I can try to see, for example, in Turkey or against Belgium and Austria, how the young players cope in a competitive match. We had a young team at the World Cup, but now we have more young players, and the goal is to continue like this."Match Reports - 7/8 June 2011
Germany wins seventh straight Euro 2012 qualification match
Gomez, Özil strike as Germany goes 10 points clear
"I must pay the team a big compliment, I think we have put in a great season," said Löw, who enjoyed his 47th win from 68 international as coach.
An interview with Jogi at dfb.de
Arrival in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6 June 2011
The team arrive in Baku in this video from kicker.de
"If we have 21 points at the end of the day, who is going to come ahead of us?," Loew asked rhetorically."I believe the players can do their job in Azerbaijan. We have to mobilize all our forces while we are at the end of the season," said Loew, whose side is one of three - alongside Spain and the Netherlands - to have perfect records in qualifying. Turkey lost there and they (Azerbaijan) don't usually concede too many goals."Löw relaxed despite mounting injuries - 6 June 2011
"Since we met up, eight players have now dropped out with injury," he said."Geistige Frische noetig" An interview with ZDF
See the full press conference on tv.dfb.de
"Yesterday afternoon we decided not to count on Sami Khedira because he did everything possible in the past two to three weeks to play against Austria," Löw told reporters in Vienna on Sunday ahead of their departure.Depleted Germany visit Azerbaijan
(On the call-up of Lewis Holtby and Sebastian Rudy to the squad) "They can both play there (in defensive midfield)," Löw said.Three men attack Vogts
"This is a no-go. To attack a coach is unacceptable whatever the outcome of a match. I am surprised to hear the news," Germany coach Joachim Löw told reporters in Vienna as the team prepared to leave for Azerbaijan following their 2-1 win against Austria on Friday.Wiese leaves Germany squad - 4 June 2011
All squad selection news prior to the three May/June 2011 internationals can be found on my Uruguay match page.
Visit my Azerbaijan 2010 page for everything about last September's home Euro 2012 qualifer - a 6-1 victory.
Germany under Joachim Löw, have to-date played Azerbaijan three times, with a record of Played 3, Won 3, Goals For 12, Goals Against 1 !
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