Thursday 3 June 2010


Germany - Philipp Lahm 50', Bastian Schweinsteiger 73' (pg), 77' (pg)
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Edin Dzeko 15'

Match Reports - 3/4 June 2011
Germany Coach Joachim Löw happy with display against Bosnia & Herzegovina
Germany Rallies to Beat Bosnia 3-1 in Warm-Up

"We still have more than a week before our opening game against Australia (June 13) and I am not thinking yet of the starting 11," Löw said.
"Despite hard training in the past two weeks we were able to step up the pace in the second half and I am pleased with that. We have a good team, we have a good spirit, we can play a good tournament in South Africa."

"We just need to do a little fine-tuning," he told ARD. "We have a good team, high spirits and we can play a good tournament. There is a lot of potential and we have worked really well."
(on Miroslav Klose) "'Miro' just needs match practice. We have 20 outfield players and every single one of them is important," the coach explained before praising Thomas Müller. "There was a lot of good movement from him and he likes to get into the attack." from

Germany hit their stride to make Bosnia-Herzegovina pay the penalty
Germany wins final friendly

Match report from

Spox.TV footage of the press conference uploaded to youtube

Match highlights from

A post-match interview from Sportschau

Löw to reveal thinking in final test for Germany - 2 June 2010
The coach said the match would show "the structure of the team" for South Africa but added he would also be looking at one or two alternatives.
"Often a team only comes together during the tournament itself. We still have a week of training in South Africa," he said.

Training, Frankfurt, 2 June 2010

For more from this month see my June 2010 timeline

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