Germany -Bastian Schweinsteiger 61' (pg), Mario Götze 67', Andre Schürrle 80'
Brazil - Robinho 71' (pg), Neymar 90+2'
In Jogi's first match against Brazil as Bundestrainer, Germany break an 18-year-old drought with a thoroughly deserved win over South American giants Brazil. Star of the show is young Mario Götze, making his first start for the national team.
Match Reports - 10/11 August 2011
"I am persoxnally pleased that I have so many options now," German coach Löw said after a game that must leave him scratching his head about future selection, and perhaps wishing soccer permitted 14-player teams.German stars fear nobody as Götze dazzles Brazil
'He makes the simplest of things look great' - Germany's Joachim Löw heaps praise on Borussia Dortmund revelation Mario Gotze
"Mario [Götze] played a great game," Löw said after the game. "He has terrific technique and he sees everything on the pitch. He played the clear passes and makes the simplest of things look great."Danke, young Götze
"For us it was a friendly game at a very high level ," said the German coachGermany aim for the stars after downing Brazil - from UEFA.com
A match review from Bundesliga Fanatic
"The name of the game now is to work even more," Löw told ZDF after the game."We had excellent showings in tournaments in both 2008 and 2010."Götze's Germany a Threat to Spain
"Mario has extraordinary vision and he is so calm on the ball it is almost eerie," Löw said. "It was obvious that he would develop like this, but Mesut Özil is playing at a world-class level, as he has shown at Real Madrid. It is conceivable that they will play together in the future."Match report and player ratings from goal.com
Löw: "Mario hat außergewöhnliche Orientierungsmöglichkeiten" - an interview on dfb.de
And Jogi shows skills of his own on this footage from youtube
"Löw bläst zur Attacke - Experimente gegen Brasilien", "Bundestrainer will 2012 den EM-titel" - with links to video footage of the press conference and training photographs, 10 August 2011
After a film from Mercedes, celebrating their continuing links with the German football association over the past four decades, coach Joachim Löw took to the microphone. During the press conference, he discussed the strength of upcoming opponents Brazil, and the anticipation such a fixture brings, although he added that Spain remains the benchmark in world football. He spoke of many of his squad members, the talent of young Mario Götze 'a genius on the ball', the healthy rivalry beween Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose, Jerome Boateng and his potential in central defence, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger and the leadership roles and respect they bring to the side, and that Lukas Podolski has a major part to play in the plans for Euro 2012. However, he would not be drawn further on the Michael Ballack issue, saying that there was nothing more to add.
"I have seven positions decided, but I am still thinking of the other four," he told the press. "I will be making changes, and Gotze has a good chance of starting.Löw high on young Götze
"This is a great start to a European Championship season and one of a few friendly matches we have before the Euros," said the 51-year-old Löw. "We want to use these games to take another step forward, especially to give our young and talented players some experience of playing at this level. We are extremely anxious to take the next step, after narrowly missing out in the past, so are happy to play against such strong opponents."
Match preview from Soccerway - 9 August 2011
Special day for Cacau at Germany v Brazil showdown - 8 August 2011
Jogi writes on team.dfb.de as the new Season kicks off.
As the team arrived at their hotel in Stuttgart, Jogi spoke on Sportschau.de (now deleted), of his respect for the Brazilans as one of the most successful football nations in the world, and one who enjoy a reputation of playing attractive football. "No other team has such a collection of outstanding individuals in its ranks," he added.
Footage of the team arriving, from Sportschau
Uncapped pair called up for Brazil friendly - 4 August 2011
(On selection of Ilkay Gündogan "Ilkay has developed and has performed really well in Dortmund's pre-season matches," said Löw.
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