Fiji Time: 6:14 AM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Germany wants to win

Afp
Friday, April 11, 2014

BERLIN - Germany have never been so well prepared to win the World Cup, according to former coaches Jurgen Klinsmann and Berti Vogts, who are now working with rivals the United States.

Vogts told the daily Bild in an interview published on Wednesday that the German national team "have never been so pampered" by the German federation.

Vogts, who won the World Cup as a player in 1974 and was coach when Germany won the European Championship in 1996, said Germany currently have a "super" team and have "never had so many players so well prepared technically and tactically".

Vogts is technical advisor to Klinsmann, who has been the US national coach since 2011. The US will be in the same Group G as Joachim Loew's Germany, Portugal and Ghana at the finals in Brazil.

Klinsmann told Bild that he and Vogts still hoped that Germany win the title, but added: "Of course we want to beat Germany to pull off a sensation. But we think they will already be qualified before our meeting in the last match of the group.

"Berti's generation won the cup in 1974 and mine in 1990. The current generation must follow on," Klinsmann said.

Germany will start their campaign against Portugal in Salvador on June 16 before facing Ghana in Fortaleza on June 21 and the US in Recife on June 26.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61600.5970
JPY 52.918849.9188
GBP 0.33400.3260
EUR 0.42590.4139
NZD 0.70610.6731
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spirit haunts village
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Sex talk worry
  4. FB post probe
  5. Villagers welcome lost son
  6. 4 shark attacks, 1 fatal
  7. Church raises sex education worry
  8. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. FTU wants screening processes back

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  8. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  9. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  10. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)