Lampard 'goal' that never was masks shortcomings

They will be talking about the miscarriage of justice for years.

Woeful England suffer World Cup heartbreak

England suffered World Cup heartbreak today in a controversial but crushing 4-1 defeat to old rivals Germany.

Klinsmann: we know English style – we've copied it for years

If there is one man responsible for altering the image of German football from the cold-eyed trophy-winning machine to something prettier and, dare you say it, more fragile, it is Jürgen Klinsmann.

Injury doubts over Schweinsteiger and Boateng make coach think twice

Arrogant Germans? Not a bit of it. Whether it is a calculated public relations pitch or a genuinely honest approach, the German camp is full of praise for England – who are being billed as the vastly experienced class act taking on their own Young Boys.

Löw on the up: So just how good is the new-look Germany side?

Move over Ballack: this is a new cosmopolitan team

James Moore: Losing Streak (25/06/10)

Today's bet: England to win 1-0: 13-2 (Victor Chandler); England 12-1 to win on penalties, Germany 11-1 to win on penalties (Ladbrokes)

Capello plays down Germany rivalry

Fabio Capello is happy to cope with the hype of an England World Cup encounter with Germany.

Capello: 'We've lost our fear factor' (Does he know it's Germany next?)

Defoe keeps England's hopes alive - but manager attributes 1-0 win to beers shared the night before

Low relaxed about Germany chances

Germany coach Joachim Low is revelling in the pressure surrounding his side's crucial World Cup Group D encounter against Ghana tonight.

Germany's adopted son out to repay debt

Germany gave Cacau a new life and a new passport, and now the Brazilian-born striker wants to pay the country back with World Cup goals in the decisive Group D match against Ghana tomorrow. A loss to The Black Stars could result in three-time champion Germany's earliest exit from the World Cup.

Matt Gatward: Losing streak (17/06/10)

Today's bets

They scored four against Australia, but just how good are Löw's men?

In some respects England's performance against the US has been judged harshly. They were the superior team against opponents who are far better than perceived – the US are the only team to have beaten Spain in 47 matches, the only ones not to have lost to Spain in 39.

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