Skip to comments.Germany beat Ireland to secure World Cup qualification
Posted on 10/12/2013 12:44:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Cologne - Germany maintained their impeccable FIFA World Cup qualifying record by rubberstamping their ticket to Brazil 2014 with a 3-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland.
Sami Khediras deflected strike was the home sides reward for a dominant first-half and aside from a momentary scare either side of the interval, Joachim Löws charges were in complete control as Andre Schürrle added a superb second, before Mesut Özil's injury-time strike made absolutely sure the three-time world champions clinched top spot in European qualifying Group C with a game to spare.
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King's men get a German lesson
THIS was men against boys. Noel King's best effort to send out a team against Germany washed up on a rocky shore in Cologne. Ireland were nothing more than bit players on a qualification party night.
More than normal, the pre-match jitters came on strong at the sight of Germany's star-spangled line-up. Even more so when King's team-sheet appeared.
Ireland soccer boss lashes RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy and labels analysis a joke
Eamon who? Thats a comedy programme that they have on after every match isnt it? Maybe its a joke but I dont get it.
Everything went well for me bar the goals, says Ireland's hero keeper David Forde
"On a personal level, it's nice, but it's just disappointing overall."
Low: Qualification went smoothly
Overall it was a very good qualification. We won eight out of nine games and the ninth should have been a win, too,
The teams that have qualified so far:
Did you see that brilliant goal Mexico scored yesterday? I don’t like the Mexicans, but dang that was a beautiful thing to watch.
In case you missed it, here it is.
Raul Jiminez Goal vs Panama
Definitely nice to see one go in, most fail. Heck many don’t even attempt!
Whatever, not important.
Javier “Chicharito” (Little Pea as the English press translates) Hernandez, I can’t help but think what a well-mannered kid even if I don’t cheer on Mexico.
For people in the USA, Direct TV channel 455 Univision HD Deportes had Ireland Germany on and now, is replaying the France Australia game. Might as well watch, blow out, Socceroos sacked their manager though a friendly, Brazil defeated them badly, France score 2 times, in the first minutes at least. What pushovers Australia is in this game, Benzema. No defence though.
Good luck to the German team.
And Belgium, USA, etc.