Germany's Road to World Cup Glory
16 June 2014, Group G
A fourth successive winning start to a tournament for Jogi, and there is plenty of praise for the coach as well as the team!
21 June 2014, Group G
The heat is turned up in a tough encounter!
26 June 2014, Group G
A much-anticipated reunion with Jurgen Klinsmann and Germany win Group G in the pouring rain!
30 June 2014, Round of Sixteen
Germany scrape through in extra-time, but in the knock-out stages to win is all that counts!
Rio de Janeiro
4 July 2014, Quarter-Final
As the opposition gets stronger, so does Germany's performance!
8 July 2014, Semi-Final
Simply one of the most sensational matches in World Cup history!
Rio de Janeiro
13 July 2014, Final
GERMANY ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS and Jogi secures his place in football coaching history !
The Homecoming Celebrations
|A day-by-day account of the Training Camp at the Hotel Andreus, San Martino in Passiria Bolzano, South Tyrol, 21-31 May 2014, can be found on my South Tyrol training camp pages.|
"When picking the squad it was important for us to have the right mix of experience and carefreeness and freshness,"
The 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler
Defenders: Jerome Boateng,Erik Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Marcell Jansen, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Marcel Schmelzer
Midfielders: Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter*, Leon Goretzka, Mario Götze, Andre Hahn, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Maximilian Meyer, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schürrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger
Forwards: Miroslav Klose, Kevin Volland
For comments from Jogi on his selections, see my May 2014 Archive
The complex will be completed in March 2014. Read more on dfb.de
Joachim Löw im DFB Quartier 2014 - a video from tv.dfb.de
|Mon 16 June 2014, 18.00 (German summer time)||Portugal||Salvador|
|Sat 21 June 2014, 21.00||Ghana||Fortaleza|
|Thu 26 June 2014, 18.00||USA||Recife|
"So, we will be meeting old friends," said Löw. "It's already something special to have the USA in our group."
"Jurgen and I have had a very good and close relationship for a long time. We have always exchanged ideas on a regular basis, but that will certainly change before the World Cup match."
"In our preparations, we have to get used to the humidity and high temperatures," said Löw.Löw focused following tough draw
"I have already been to Fortaleza and Recife, where we will find difficult conditions to acclimatise to.We will have to adapt our preparations."
"We have to accept the group as it is, we now know who and where we play and we can take the next step to work for the World Cup," said Löw.
"I briefly looked at Group H," he added of Germany's potential last 16 opponents, "but it's a lot of work to get out of the group. It's a World Cup of exertions."Joachim Löw: "Wiedersehen mit alten Bekannten" - Jogi speaks to dfb.de
"To be in one group with the U.S. is something special," he added. "Jurgen and I chatted yesterday. We have a great relationship."
Joachim Löw nach der Auslosung im Interview - a longer media interview
Jogi speaks of the intense heat he experienced when previously visiting Fortaleza and the part team physician Tim Meyer will play in their preparations. Be believes Germany and Portugal as the favourites to go through from Group G. His top favourite for the tournament? Brazil.
In Bild Plus, 8 December 2013, there was an exclusive interview with Jogi, where he talked about the Draw and re-iterated the challenges facing the team. Saying he was not flying back to Germany with a better or worse feeling than he flew out. He again spoke of the World Cup being one of 'hardship' and spoke of the need for patience and to remain calm if things do not always go as planned. He again stressed the importance of the DFB medical team and their knowledge of how the body must adapt in such conditions. Uruguay is one of several options for a preparation period, but they will also consider if they may need to spend time in conditions more similar to north Brazil. Turning back to team selection, he said he need players who were resilient and 'fighting fit' and have had a good lead up to the tournament, the exception would be Sami Khedira who is fighting to be fit after his cruciate ligament operation. Jogi has been in touch and praised his positive approach. Finally, when asked if there could be any surprise nominations in the team, he replied "If I were to tell you that now, it would no longer be a surprise!"
Joachim Löw and Oliver Bierhoff to talk to ARD
|Portugal||2||2||0||0||4||2||Euro 2008 Quarter-Final|
Euro 2012 Group match
|Ghana||1||1||0||0||1||0||World Cup 2010 Group match|
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last updated 18 July 2014
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