Germany Analysis

To Possess Or Press: Joachim Low Clashes With A Changing Generation

by Yu Miyagawa

Oct 18, 2019 10:12 PM

A triumph of Germany's 2014 World Cup title was in its validation of a long-term approach to player development. In hindsight, that success also emboldened a structure grasping at techniques that were successful in the past, despite the footballing world moving on. Read more »

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Did We Overlook The Cracks In The German Midfield?

by Yu Miyagawa

Jun 19, 2018 5:21 PM

The goal wasn't a singular instance; Germany's midfield got passed over on multiple occasions, leaving Mexican attackers in space, with the ball at their feet. Read more »

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How Much Further Can Joachim Low Take Germany?

by Yu Miyagawa

Jul 15, 2016 11:27 AM

The years after 2006 were a gesticulation period, waiting for their soccer upheaval to pay dividends. 2014 represented the pinnacle of their planning. This 2016 side was supposed to cement their dominance. World Cup 2018 will be about a legacy of players in their prime attempting to fully realize their potential. Read more »

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Tchau To All That

by Christopher Reina

The individual brilliance of the early matches was eventually neutralized by countries with better all-around squads and this was a World Cup that became reasonably predictable once we escaped the group stage. But every single minute was thrilling and worth it. Read more »
World Cup Final 2014: Messiís Magic vs. German Design

by Yu Miyagawa

Whisper this only when no oneís around, but Argentina has more in common with Brazil than Germany. The difference is that Messi might be the greatest player in the sportís history. Thatís covering the cracks with diamonds. Read more »
World Cup Final: Germany's Dream Machine

by Christopher Reina

Germany is peaking at the perfect time and are clear favorites over Argentina, but there's a distinct reason why we still must play the games. Read more »
Down To Four

by Christopher Reina

Brazil, Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands are the final four countries standing in World Cup 2014. Circumstances favor the European teams, but will they prevail in what will be home matches for both South American sides? Read more »
Expected Goals Of The World Cup Quarterfinalists

by Christopher Reina

Lionel Messi has been magic, while Colombia is now the sentimental favorite, but let's take a step back so we avoid dismissing Brazil and the completeness of France and Germany. Read more »
Messi, Suarez & Costa Rica: An Ode To The 2014 World Cup Group Stages

by Yu Miyagawa

The deluge of goals from Messi, Neymar, MŁller, Robben and Van Persie, impressive play from Costa Rica and Colombia, and the bite seen round the world all overshadowed the changing of the era. Read more »
Group G: Group Of Press

by Yu Miyagawa

Germany is the favorite to win the group, but theyíll miss Marco Reusí attack from midfield. Portugal carry much of the same squad that made it to the semifinals of Euro 2012, and Ronaldo is always dangerous. The opening match between U.S. and Ghana will decide if either has a chance at advancing. Read more »
The 2014 World Cup: A Tournament Of Transition

by Yu Miyagawa

The best attacker in this 2014 World Cup will be a countryís press. Of course, games are won by brilliant moments from individual players. Genius does still exist. But the modern game is less Steve Jobs than it is Wikipedia. Read more »

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