Germany - Lukas Podolski 56'
Six years after leaving VfB Stuttgart, Jogi returns to the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium for his first competitive match as Bundestrainer, and starts the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign with a win.
The match also introduced Hans-Dieter 'Hansi' Flick to the DFB Management team as Assistant Trainer.
Germany find way past Ireland - from UEFA.com
Germany gave new coach Joachim Löw the perfect start to his reign with a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in the first Group D qualifying match of the Euro 2008 campaign on Saturday. - from dfb.de
"We are glad we have won this match," said Löw. "It was a hard piece of work.""Die Arbeit der vergangenen Tage hat sich ausgezahlt"
"Sometimes a difficult birth produces a beautiful child" - Jogi is quoted in this post-match interview.
He speaks of his pleasure in the victory, and that he was confident the team would start the qualifying campaign with a win. The 'Friedrich duo' contributed significantly to the clean sheet, he says, and also talks of the boost the game will have give Lukas Podolski.
Joachim Löw: "Sind sehr zufrieden, dass wir das Spiel hat gewonnen" - Jogi is interviewed on dfb.de.
Coach Joachim Löw also called in newspaper interviews for improvements, especially on the coaching of young players.
World Cup party hangover may leave Germany Löw - and it's bad pun time as the British press spotlight the 'strategist' stepping up as the boss and the role he played in the World Cup just past. - 2 September 2006
Facts and Statistics on the upcoming game - the most notable Germany being have not beaten Ireland since 1979!
Löw looks at youth to inspire
Germany coach Joachim Löw goes into Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier with the Republic of Ireland in the belief the youngsters that sparkled, but ultimately failed, in the World Cup can come of age over the next two years.
However, as the Germans start out on the road to Austria and Switzerland, they are not taking the Irish for granted.
"The Irish have their backs to the wall and will accept the challenge from the very first second," said Löw.
Helping Löw scout on the opposition is Michael Ballack and Jens Lehmann, who both play against many of the Ireland squad in the Premier League and know where their strengths lie.
Löw has his injury problems ahead of the Ireland game.
Per Mertesacker, Christoph Metzelder, Jens Nowotny and Robert Huth are all absent, meaning the likes of Michael Ballack and Torsten Frings will share more responsibility to keep the ball away from the back four.
"The midfield has got to clear up any dangerous situations and build up the pressure going forward," said Löw."That way, we can keep the opponents far away from our goal."
Germany turn the lights on Löw - UEFA.com profiles Jogi in his first competitive game in charge.
"We won't underestimate Ireland, but we certainly want to win our home match - there can be no other goal for us," said Löw.
At the Mercedes Benz museum, Stuttgart, Jogi poses in front of a 1902 Mercedes Simplex. - 1 September 2006
Jogi is presented with a teddy bear (left) by Baden-Württemberg's Ministerpräsident Günther H. Oettinger who spoke of Jogi succeeding Jürgen Klinsmann - another Bundestrainer coming from Baden-Württemberg. Jogi replied "I am glad to be back in Stuttgart where I spent three great years as Club Coach." He spoke of the enthusiasm of the Stuttgart crowd and that he was sure they would again support the team to victory. from dfb.de, 31 August 2006
Joachim Löw läutet neues Zeitalter ein
Also at the press conference Jogi spoke of the hope that the kick-off time could be brought forward in future World Cup qualifiers. He reasoned that not only were children not being able to see matches in their entirity, but that returning to the team hotel at 1.00 am in the morning meant less recovery time for the players when matches are spaced close together. - from dfb.de
Captain Ballack back in Germany Squad - 26 August 2006
Germany coach Joachim Löw will be without three of his four World Cup central defenders for the start of the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign on Sept. 2 against Ireland.
Hansi Joins the Team!
On 24 August 2006, it was announced that Hans-Dieter Flick would be joining the German Management Team as Assistant to Joachim Löw.
"Hans-Dieter Flick is an excellent addition to our team, I look forward to working with him" said the Bundestrainer.
Flick als Co-Trainer der DFB-Auswahl vorgestellt - with quotes from Franz Beckenbauer and Oliver Bierhoff on Hansi's appointment.
Hansi played for Bayern Munich in the 1980's, and had previously been coach at Hoffenheim.
And visit my special Hansi Flick page for a full breakdown of Hansi's career and more photographs of our favourite couple!
Last updated 1 October 2012