Germany

Euro 2012 Teams: Germany
  • Germany - Euro 2012Germany
  • Manager: Joachim Loew
  • Best Finish: Winners 1972, 1980, 1996
  • No of Appearances: 10

General Information

Germany will be fancied to land a fourth European crown this summer after showing a great deal of potential and talent over the past few years.

 

A runners-up finish at Euro 2008 was followed up by a semi-final showing at the 2010 World Cup and now it seems as if Joachim Loew’s men are ready to step up to the next level.

 

The task will certainly be difficult with both Holland and Spain standing in their way of a possible success, but Germany must surely go close based on what they have demonstrated recently.

 

They qualified for Ukraine/Poland with a 100% record and it will certainly take something exceptional from the other nations to prevent Germany attaining a seventh major international trophy.

Chances

Denmark and Portugal can hardly be taken lightly but Germany should be able to ease through to the last eight alongside bitter enemies Holland.

 

With Group A looking particularly weak, a swift passage through to the semis should also be secured and then the tournament’s top teams will really begin to fight it out for continental honours.

 

Germany will probably have to beat both Holland and Spain in the knockout phase to lift the trophy, but with a talented squad now full of experience they boast required

Key Player: Mezut Ozil

The Real Madrid star seldom lasts ninety minutes but his industry and work rate will be vital towards Germany’s chances of success. Ozil impressed massively at the 2010 World Cup and can only go from strength to strength on the national stage following his time in La Liga.

TitanBet Prediction

Champions - Spain are quite rightly favourites for the tournament however it was Germany who shaped up as the future stars of world football in South Africa two years ago.

With the likes of Ozil, Muller and Schweinsteiger in their ranks, Germany boast a midfield more than on a par with the Iberians and can take over the Spanish mantle if the correct tactics are deployed by Loew who is respected as one of the best young coaches on the planet.

Did You Know:

Germany fell as low as 22nd in the FIFA World Rankings in 2006 following a major slump in form after Euro 2004 in Portugal where they failed to reach the knockout stages.