The German team has displayed some flashes of good soccer at the Euro 2016. But their once highly touted attack seems to have stalled. To silence the critics, the World Cup champions hope to change that against Northern Ireland.
The German chancellor has reassured Ireland's prime minister that the EU will demand an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The EU and the UK appeared to make some headway on the issue this week.
German police say they have detained a Russian football hooligan wanted over a brutal attack at Euro 2016. An English supporter was left half-paralyzed after the assault.
Sebastian Rudy's early strike was crucial for Germany, but his contributions did not stop there. Sandro Wagner also impressed while leading the line and Joshua Kimmich was a menace once again.
Germany made it nine wins from nine in qualifying and booked their place at World Cup 2018 with a comfortable 3-1 win over Northern Ireland on Thursday. Sebastian Rudy, Sandro Wagner and Joshua Kimmich did the damage.
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