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Latest Stories Raphael Honigstein: Euro 2012 Preview: Germanyupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 16:38:00

Germany is sending the youngest-ever team to the European Championships, and many experts feel that it could be its best-ever, too. Joachim Löw's side is blessed with genuine talent, from the intimidating Manuel Neuer in goal to prolific Mario Gomez up front. All 10 qualification games were won with ease, and last year there were impressive wins against Brazil (3-2) and the Netherlands (3-0) that brought comparisons with the 1972 European champions who are widely considered Germany's most aesthetically pleasing side. Raphael Honigstein: Germany's defense gives Löw cause for concern ahead of Eurosupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 10:13:00

Was it really "a wonderful defeat," as Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote? The supporters in the Weserstadion had certainly shown little leniency with their team at the final whistle, when the Germany players were jeered and booed on their way into the changing room. "We could have easily conceded three or four, we completely left the back four to their own devices tonight," admitted Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Müller. Miroslav Klose, too, thought that the performance against the French had been indefensible (pun intended). "Of course the timing of this game in the middle of the season is not great but it's pointless to look for excuses," said the Lazio forward. National manager Joachim "Jogi" Löw went one step further. He professed himself "angry" with the way France had dominated and won the match 2-1. "They were superior in the course of the 90 minutes, also in pure football terms," Löw told ZDF television. "We were shown that there's still much to do defensively before the European

German striking legend Klose completes move to Lazioupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:54:00

German striking legend Miroslav Klose has signed a two-year contract with Italian side Lazio, following his failure to agree a new deal with Bayern Munich. Raphael Honingstein: Germany still looking to end drought against Italyupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:43:00

It's become fashionable to see friendly internationals as pointless. In a literal sense, they are, of course: neither money nor trophies are at stake, and the very idea of professional players risking their health for no tangible benefits (apart from the profits made by the federations and TV stations) is anathema to club supporters and managers.

Bayern through after nine-goal thrillerupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 05:12:00

Holders Bayern Munich are through to the quarterfinals of the German Cup after a thrilling 6-3 victory at nine-man Stuttgart. Raphael Honigstein: Bayern's Mario Gomez yet to rediscover his formupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 16:34:00

One sole error of judgment, a little slip or loss of concentration, and your entire career can go do down the drain. That's the frightening reality of life as a professional goalkeeper. The idea that an outfield player could be similarly affected by a single mishap seems absurd. But perhaps that's exactly what happened to Mario Gomez.

Klose goal gives Germany narrow victoryupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 17:45:00

Miroslav Klose scored the only goal of the game as Germany's exciting young side began their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 Group A win over Belgium in Brussels.

Mueller marks new Bayern deal with Supercup strikeupdated: Sat Aug 07 2010 15:13:00

Thomas Mueller celebrated signing a new contract with Bayern Munich by helping the Bundesliga champions to win the pre-season German Supercup clash with runners-up Schalke on Saturday.

Klose claims double as Germans destroy Argentina in quarterfinalupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 16:38:00

Three-time champions Germany marched into the semifinals of the World Cup after destroying Diego Maradona's highly-rated Argentina side 4-0 on Saturday in a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 title matches.

Germany's fans celebrate World Cup winupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 16:38:00

CNN's Diana Magnay gets reaction to Germany's 4-0 win over Argentina from fans in Berlin.

Germany stunned by Serbia at World Cupupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 17:54:00

A first half goal from Milan Jovanovic gave Serbia a shock 1-0 win over 10-man Germany at the World Cup on Friday to throw Group D wide open.

Group D: Germany crush Australia; Gyan penalty lifts Ghanaupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 12:34:00

Germany laid down their World Cup title credentials with a ruthless 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Australia in Durban on Sunday.

Podolski spares German blushes against Finnsupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 18:00:00

Lukas Podolski salvaged a last-gasp 1-1 draw for Germany against Finland in their final World Cup Group Four qualifying match in Hamburg on Wednesday.

Italy snatch finals place from jaws of defeatupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 17:24:00

Italy scored a last-gasp equalizer away to the Republic of Ireland on Saturday to ensure that the World Cup champions will be in South Africa to defend their title next year.

Ribery returns as Bayern are held againupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 15:05:00

Coach Louis Van Gaal is still seeking his first win in charge of Bayern Munich following Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Werder Bremen, which left the German giants four points behind champions Wolfsburg after only two rounds.

World Sport Bundesliga previewupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 15:05:00

CNN's Kate Giles previews the upcoming German Bundesliga soccer season.

Germany and France secure qualifying winsupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 17:38:00

Germany took a decisive step nearer the 2010 World Cup finals with a 2-0 win in Azerbaijan to open up a four-point gap at the top of European qualifying group four.

Sporting crushed 12-1 on aggregateupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 18:57:00

Bayern Munich inflicted a record defeat on Sporting Lisbon to book their place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League by a staggering 12-1 on aggregate.

Late Klose double moves Bayern into secondupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 14:40:00

A late double from Miroslav Klose lifted Bayern Munich to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund to keep the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim.

Klose double sees Bayern win Champions groupupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 17:42:00

Miroslav Klose scored two goals as Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich beat Lyon 3-2 in France and finished top of Group F of the Champions League.

Hoffenheim still top as Bayern go secondupdated: Sat Nov 29 2008 12:56:00

Prolific striker Vedad Ibisevic scored his 17th goal of the season to help Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-0 while champions Bayern Munich moved menacingly into second place after 15 rounds of the German title race.

Klose double delivers Bayern into last 16updated: Tue Nov 25 2008 17:38:00

Miroslav Klose scored twice and set up Luca Toni for another Tuesday to give Bayern Munich a 3-0 win over Steaua Bucharest and a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

Hoffenheim on high as Bayern go thirdupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 14:25:00

Surprise newcomers Hoffenheim contined their fairytale first season in the Bundesliga by routing Karlsruhe 4-1 to return to the top with a fifth straight win on Saturday.

Hoffenheim stay top as Bayern move upupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:01:00

Bundesliga's newcomers Hoffenheim went back to the top of the German standings with a 3-1 win at VfL Bochum on Wednesday.

Team and player of the weekupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 06:25:00

Team of the week -- Barcelona Despite a faltering start to their La Liga campaign, this week Barcelona made it clear that they are a definite threat to opponents both in and out of Spain.

Bayern return to form with convincing winupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 17:46:00

Bayern Munich ignored their poor Bundesliga form to secure a convincing 3-0 win over Fiorentina in Tuesday's Champions League match in Munich to take control of Group F.

Late Klose goal ends Bayern win droughtupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 14:23:00

Germany striker Miroslav Klose struck just four minutes from time to give Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Karlsruhe -- their first victory in four league games.

Klose, Borowski put holders Bayern throughupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 17:24:00

Germany striker Miroslav Klose proved last week's leg injury was behind him as he scored the opener to help holders Bayern Munich beat 2007 champions Nuremberg 2-0 in the second round of the German Cup.

Two-goal Podolski gives Germany victoryupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 06:30:00

Lukas Podolski scored twice against the country of his birth to give Germany a convincing 2-0 victory against Poland in their opening Group B match at Euro 2008 on Sunday night.

Defensive errors cost Germany victory updated: Sat May 31 2008 09:08:00

Germany's Euro 2008 preparations suffered a hiccup on Tuesday as they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Belarus after letting a two-goal lead slip.

Bayern one point away from the titleupdated: Sun May 04 2008 06:33:00

Bayern Munich need a point at Wolfsburg on Sunday to regain the Bundesliga title after second-placed Werder Bremen cut their lead to nine points by winning 2-0 at Energie Cottbus.

Title-chasing Bayern hit by injuriesupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 11:20:00

Bayern Munich will be without striker Miroslav Klose, defender Philipp Lahm and possibly goalkeeper Olive Kahn when they face Stuttgart on Sunday, knowing a win could give them the Bundesliga title.

Gomez double as Germany thrash Swissupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 18:26:00

Mario Gomez scored twice and also set up the opener for Miroslav Klose as Germany powered to a 4-0 win over Switzerland on Wednesday.

Toni double puts Bayern seven clearupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 13:36:00

Bayern Munich's Italian striker Luca Toni struck twice as the German giants went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a 2-1 win over title rivals Bayer Leverkusen.

Klose clinches Bayern's cup final dateupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 17:48:00

Miroslav Klose scored his 20th goal for Bayern Munich to book his side's place in next month's German Cup final after Wednesday night's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg.

Klose keeps Bayern four points aheadupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 12:11:00

Miroslav Klose's 10th league goal of the season was sufficient to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory away to Schalke, which maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Aberdeen denied repeat win over Bayernupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 16:07:00

A controversial penalty decision prevented Aberdeen repeating their famous 1983 victory over Bayern Munich after the German giants twice trailed in a vibrant UEFA Cup tie at Pittodrie.

Germany cruise to victory in Austriaupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 17:03:00

Miroslav Klose netted his 37th international goal as Germany sealed a 3-0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna.

Ballack returns to Germany set-upupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 10:08:00

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has been named in the Germany squad for Wednesday night's friendly against Austria in Vienna -- and is set to make his first international appearance for almost a year.

Borowski agrees 3-year Bayern dealupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 16:35:00

Germany international Tim Borowski will join Bayern Munich from Bundelisga rivals Werder Bremen at the end of the season on a three-year deal.

Bayern lead disappears after drawupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 13:27:00

Bayern Munich will go into the German Bundesliga midwinter break as leaders despite being held to a dour goalless draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Germany prove too good for Cyprusupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 05:47:00

Germany maintained the pressure on the Czech Republic in the race for top spot in Group D with a comfortable 4-0 win against Cyprus in Hannover.

Bayern lose injured Kahn and Kloseupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:44:00

Bayern Munich have suffered a double injury blow, with captain and goalkeeper Oliver Kahn ruled out for five weeks and striker Miroslav Klose to be sidelined for three weeks.

Bayern open four-point gap at topupdated: Sat Sep 29 2007 13:35:00

Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni worked his scoring magic again as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen to go four points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

New signings help Bayern fly highupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 11:41:00

When Bayern Munich failed to qualify for this season's Champions League, the club's hierachy knew drastic changes had to be made.

Klose hat-trick shatters Cottbusupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 16:27:00

Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders hammered Cottbus 5-0 to move into a three-point lead at the top of the table.

Bayern hammer Karlsruhe to go topupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 17:25:00

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga after celebrating Oliver Kahn's return to Karlsruhe with a superb 4-1 victory.

Klose goal rescues Bayern's recordupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 13:32:00

Bundesliga laders Bayern Munich needed a second half headed goal by German international star Miroslav Klose to salvage a 1-1 home draw against Schalke 04.

Klose double gives Germany victoryupdated: Sat Sep 08 2007 17:09:00

Germany cruised to within touching distance of qualification for the Euro 2008 finals with a clinical 2-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.

Hamburg fight back to hold Bayernupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 08:41:00

Bayern Munich lost its perfect start in the German league when it yielded a goal in the 87th minute in a 1-1 tie with Hamburger SV.

Klose returns for clash with Walesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:58:00

Germany coach Joachim Loew is able to welcome back several key players including striker Miroslav Klose for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.

It is boom time at Bayern Munichupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 08:51:00

Bayern Munich are experiencing one of the biggest booms in their 107-year history as they reap the rewards of a summer singing spree which has brought Miroslav Klose, Franck Ribery and Luca Toni to the club.

Klose blow hits Wembley encounterupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 02:33:00

Germany coach Joachim Loew will be without most of his first choice team for Wednesday's friendly against England at Wembley after Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger became the latest casualties on Sunday. Gabriele Marcotti: Bayern's shrewd moves may erase disappointmentupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 23:46:00

A wise man once said the difference between the rich and everyone else is that the rich get second chances. When they suffer setbacks, they know they can always dust themselves off, reopen the wallet and take another shot at it. Gabriele Marcotti: Why there's been scant movement in transfer marketupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 03:20:00

Did I miss something? What's going on? It's the third week in June and the transfer market is lifeless. Take away Manchester United (which moved swiftly and effectively to lock up Owen Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani before the end of May) and things look positively dead.

Bayern in 'generous' bid for Kloseupdated: Sun Jun 10 2007 09:26:00

Big-spending German giants Bayern Munich revealed on Sunday they have made a "generous" bid for Werder Bremen's 2006 World Cup top-scorer Miroslav Klose. World Soccer: Who's going where, why in Euro transfer marketupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 05:08:00

Europe's richest clubs are preparing for what is likely to be one of the busiest summers ever in the transfer market. A combination of new television deals, new investors and new coaching regimes means major personnel changes are in the cards.

Back-to-form Klose inspires Bremenupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 17:21:00

Miroslav Klose scored twice to help Werder Bremen see off AZ Alkmaar 4-1 and reach the semifinals of the UEFA Cup on Thursday. They will face Espanyol, one of a trio of Spanish sides in the last four.

Werder and Schalke both win againupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 16:10:00

Werder Bremen won 2-0 at Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke came from behind to beat Alemannia Aachen 2-1 as Germany's top two surged further clear of Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Werder return to top of Bundesligaupdated: Sun Jan 28 2007 14:11:00

Werder Bremen took back top spot in the Bundesliga with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Hanover on Sunday.

Diego voted best player in Germanyupdated: Tue Jan 02 2007 13:27:00

Brazilian playmaker Diego has been voted the best player during the first half of the Bundesliga season in a Kicker magazine poll of 270 team-mates and league rivals.

Leaders Werder stunned by Dortmundupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 16:48:00

Borussia Dortmund claimed a shock 3-1 victory at Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen on Friday to open up the German title race once again.

Klose and Hunt too much for Mainzupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 16:47:00

Miroslav Klose and Aaron Hunt scored two goals apiece to help Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen to a 6-1 win at Mainz on Friday.

Klose injury doubt for Chelsea tieupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 08:07:00

Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose is a major injury worry on the eve of the Bundesliga side's Champions League encounter against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Germany's 13 unlucky for S. Marinoupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 16:59:00

Germany crushed San Marino with a tournament record 13-0 victory on Wednesday, striker Lukas Podolski scoring four goals in a Euro 2008 Group D qualifier.

Podolski strike enough for Germanyupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 16:48:00

A deflected strike from Lukas Podolski earned Germany a 1-0 win over Ireland in their first qualifying match in almost three years on Saturday.

Diego inspires Bremen's comebackupdated: Sat Aug 19 2006 11:35:00

Brazilian midfielder Diego gave another virtuoso performance to inspire Werder Bremen to a 2-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen, which put them alongside Nuremberg as early Bundesliga pacesetters.

Klose scores twice in Germany winupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 16:51:00

Miroslav Klose scored twice as Germany revived memories of their great World Cup run with a 3-0 win over Sweden in a friendly in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.

Klose's header forces extra timeupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 12:47:00

Miroslav Klose headed a fine 80th minute equalizer to keep Germany's World Cup hopes alive and take their quarterfinal against Argentina into extra time at 1-1 in Berlin.

Ballack and Klose train separatelyupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 06:36:00

Germany captain Michael Ballack and striker Miroslav Klose did not train with the rest of the German squad on Tuesday but a DFB spokesman said that neither player was injured.

Podolski puts hosts in last eightupdated: Sat Jun 24 2006 11:42:00

Lukas Podolski struck twice in the first 12 minutes on Saturday as hosts Germany swept into the World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over 10-man Sweden.

Two-goal Klose gives Germany groupupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 10:47:00

Miroslav Klose struck twice to steer Germany to a 3-0 win over a half-hearted Ecuador on Tuesday, sealing first place in Group A for the World Cup hosts.

Scorer Lahm praises Germany's fansupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 14:28:00

Philipp Lahm, who gave hosts Germany a great start at the World Cup with the first goal in a 4-2 win over Costa Rica in Friday's opening game, praised the noisy home fans for their support.

Four-goal Germany start with win updated: Fri Jun 09 2006 13:55:00

Miroslav Klose scored twice for Germany on his 28th birthday as they opened the World Cup finals in Munich with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Costa Rica.

Germans off to an impressive startupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 12:51:00

Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose scored in the first 17 minutes as Germany made an impressive start to the opening game of the World Cup finals in Munich, but Paulo Wanchope was on target for Costa in an exciting opening half.

Klose leaves German training campupdated: Tue May 30 2006 04:19:00

Germany striker Miroslav Klose has left his team's training camp in Switzerland to fly home to Bremen for private reasons.

Germans put seven past Luxembourgupdated: Sat May 27 2006 13:24:00

Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski and Oliver Neuville struck two goals apiece as World Cup hosts Germany enjoyed a 7-0 win over Luxembourg in Freiburg on Saturday.

Bremen pip Hamburg for second spotupdated: Sat May 13 2006 12:09:00

German international forward Miroslav Klose sent Werder Bremen into next season's Champions League when he fired in the 72nd minute winner in a 2-1 Bundesliga victory at Hamburg.

Germanyupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 09:04:00

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Kahn misery deepens as Bayern loseupdated: Sat Apr 08 2006 11:32:00

Werder Bremen opened up the Bundesliga title race with a 3-0 thrashing of leaders Bayern Munich to complete a sorry week for Oliver Kahn.

Second-half display boosts Germanyupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 17:03:00

Germany produced a sparkling second-half performance to beat the United States 4-1 in a friendly in Dortmund and lift the gloom surrounding the World Cup hosts.

Werder's Klose confident of returnupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 14:40:00

Werder Bremen's German international striker Miroslav Klose is confident of being fit to play in Wednesday's Champions League match against Juventus.

Klose injury not as bad as fearedupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 13:44:00

Werder Bremen's German international striker Miroslav Klose should be back playing in three weeks after his shoulder injury proved less serious than feared.

Klose handed top Bundesliga honorupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 15:33:00

Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose has been named the best outfield player of the first half of the season in Kicker's poll of Bundesliga professionals.

Five-goal Bremen grab last-16 slotupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 16:53:00

Werder Bremen crushed Panathinaikos 5-1 on Wednesday to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Klinsmann leaves out Woerns againupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 13:51:00

Coach Juergen Klinsmann again omitted Christian Woerns when he named his squad for Germany's friendly against France on November 12.

Klose's treble helps Bremen go topupdated: Sat Oct 15 2005 11:50:00

Miroslav Klose scored a first-half hat-trick as Werder Bremen thrashed Nuremberg 6-2 and edged to the top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern repeat record run of winsupdated: Sat Sep 10 2005 12:20:00

Bayern Munich equaled their own Bundesliga record of 13 consecutive victories with a 2-1 win at Nuremberg which kept them two points clear of Werder Bremen and SV Hamburg at the top of the table.

Klose gives Werder a Euro lifelineupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 17:23:00

Werder Bremen's hopes of reaching this year's Champions League were dented when they lost 2-1 to Switzerland's FC Basel in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Klose scores twice in Werder rompupdated: Sat Aug 06 2005 12:23:00

Werder Bremen defeated Arminia Bielefeld 5-2 with two goals each from Germany striker Miroslav Klose and Croatian Ivan Klasnic in a high-scoring opening round of the Bundesliga.

Klose forced out of Germany squadupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 14:06:00

Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose has pulled out of Germany's Confederations Cup squad - and will undergo knee surgery.

Placente ruled out for six monthsupdated: Mon May 02 2005 13:42:00

Argentina defender Diego Placente will be sidelined for six months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-3 draw with Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Klose double leads way for Germanyupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 09:09:00

Depleted Germany ruthlessly swept aside Japan 3-0 on Thursday at the start of their three-game Asian tour to extend their unbeaten run under coach Juergen Klinsmann.

Ten-man Bremen battle for victoryupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 16:16:00

Ten-man Werder Bremen claimed a stunning 2-1 comeback win at VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday which cost the hosts the Bundesliga lead and took the champions closer to the top.

Late strike keeps Wolfsburg on topupdated: Sat Sep 25 2004 11:49:00

A last-minute goal from Argentine striker Diego Klimowicz gave Wolfsburg a 2-1 home win over Kaiserslautern to keep them top of the Bundesliga.

Kuranyi double boosts German hopesupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 15:48:00

Kevin Kuranyi scored twice as Germany extended their unbeaten run against Switzerland to 16 games with a 2-0 win in a high-tempo and combative clash in Basel.

Bremen sign Nery, move in on Kloseupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 12:53:00

German Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen have signed Brazilian defender Gustavo Nery from Sao Paulo.

Sub Ramelow sinks unlucky Croatiaupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 17:08:00

Substitute Carsten Ramelow fired a last-minute goal to give Germany a 2-1 victory over Croatia in a friendly international between two Euro 2004 hopefuls.

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