Olympics Hockey: Germany coach pleads for South Africa to embrace fringe sport

Germany embraces hockey to the tune of two men’s gold medals and two bronze finishes in the past four Olympics. Meanwhile rugby-mad South Africa have never come close to an Olympic podium. So when David met Goliath in Tokyo on Thursday, there were gasps as South Africa scored two second-half goals to overcome a 3-2 deficit against Germany. Forget the qualifying scenario for a second, Germany coach Kais Al Saadi lauded their opponents. “That’s a really, really hard team to control with all of those fast strikers,” said Al Saadi,…

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Big Irish comeback but number two ranked Germany prevail 4-2

Ireland produced a big second-half comeback but were just held at bay by Germany, setting up a showdown on Friday with India where a victory would likely bring a quarter-final spot.  In a match packed full of incident, Germany – recently installed at second in the world –  led 3-0 early in the second courtesy of a double from Lisa Altenburg and one from Cecile Pieper.  But two corner strikes from Lena Tice and Hannah McLoughlin had the Green Army right back in the mix going into the closing stages…

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Olympics Hockey: Germany in cruise control over Great Britain

Germany men moved through the gears with Autobahn speed, precision and class as they continued their Olympic dominance over Great Britain on Tuesday with a fine 5-1 win. In their first serious Tokyo test, Great Britain were undone by defensive lapses and the class of Christopher Ruhr – headband on, arms outstretched in celebration after a superb individual goal – and Florian Fuchs’ hat-trick. The last time these two played came at Athens 2004 as Germany rolled out 4-1 winners. From a Greek tragedy to Tokyo turmoil here, as Germany…

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Suffers Second Defeat, Loses 0-2 To Germany

The Indian women’s hockey team fought valiantly but poor execution proved to be its undoing, leading to a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Germany, a second consecutive setback for the side at the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday. After the 1-5 drubbing at the hands of world no.1 Netherlands, the Indians lifted their game but it was not enough to get past world no.3 and Rio Games bronze-medallists Germany in their second Pool A match at the Oi Hockey Stadium. The team was guilty of wasting a lot of…

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Great Britain Olympic defence starts in defeat to Germany

Olympic Games – Pool A Great Britain 1 Germany 2 Great Britain’s defence of their Olympic title began with a defeat as Germany came from behind to win 2-1 on the North Pitch at the Oi Hockey Stadium. TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Great-Britain v Germany (Pool A) Photo: Germany celebrate COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS FRANK UIJLENBROEK The heat required the breaks at the end of the first and third quarters to be extended to four minutes, but it was Germany, ranked third in the world, who remained cool and collected…

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Unvaccinated may face restrictions in Germany, official says

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has warned that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t expect another coronavirus-related lockdown in Germany. Braun said that unvaccinated people may be barred from entering venues like restaurants, movie theaters and stadiums “because the residual risk is too high.” Braun said getting vaccinated is important to protect against severe disease and because “vaccinated…

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July 22, 1989: The day Boris Becker won two matches to put Germany on course for the Davis Cup final

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, July 22, 1989, in Munich, Boris Becker won two matches on the same day for Germany in a Davis Cup semi-final tie against the USA. First, Becker came back on Saturday morning to play the fifth set of his incredible match against Andre Agassi, which had been stopped at midnight on Friday. Less than an hour after sealing his victory against the Las Vegas Kid (6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4), “Boom-Boom” was back on court, partnering Eric Jelen, to beat Ken…

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Richarlison makes history with first half hat-trick against Germany

  Brazil vs Germany Brazil raced into a 3-0 lead in the first half of their Olympic Games opener against Germany. The fixture was the first time the two sides had met competitively since the 2014 World Cup, where Germany demolished the tournament hosts 7-1. However, six years later, Brazil are getting their own back, trouncing Germany in Tokyo. Chief architect in this was Everton’s Richarlison, who netted three times in the opening half-hour for the Selecao. Meanwhile in Brazil vs Germany at the Olympics… 7′ Richarlison (1-0)22′ Richarlison (2-0)30′…

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Brazil vs Germany LIVE: 2020 Tokyo Olympics team news and latest build-up today

Brazil’s Men soccer squad prepare for Olympic debut against Germany After the Women’s tournament kicked off football at the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday – Team GB picking up an impressive victory – the Men’s event has followed suit on Thursday with Mexico and New Zealand among the early winners. Now it’s the turn of two of the most storied international sides to step up as Brazil face Germany in the Nissan Stadium at Yokohama. As usual, these are U23 squads but with three overage players apiece involved – legendary right-back…

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Germany Walk Off Olympics Friendly After Jordan Torunarigha Racist Abuse

Germany team walked off after their player Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.© Twitter Germany walked off after 85 minutes of Saturday’s pre-Olympics friendly with Honduras after Jordan Torunarigha suffered racist abuse. The 2016 silver medallists played the Central Americans in Wakayama, Japan, as they warmed up for their Games campaign which starts on July 22 against champions Brazil. “The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused,” the German Football Association (DFB) tweeted.…

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