World Cup champions Germany have begun their Euro 2016 preparations at a training camp on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Switzeland. Germany are using the same base they used in 2008 when they reached the final.
To win a major tournament, any team, even the world champions, need pretty much everything to go just right. In France, a few key things went wrong for Germany, and it was enough to deny them a place in Sunday's final.
World champions Germany are through to the semifinals of the 2016 European Football Championship. DW sports editor Chuck Penfold reports from the French town of Evian, homebase of the German national Team.
The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off this Friday in France. The month-long sport spectacle isn’t only a glorious television event - it’s also a massive business opportunity for sponsors, suppliers and pubs.
Germany stayed on course for a fourth European crown when they edged Italy after a nerve-jangling penalty shootout. Manuel Neuer saved two spot kicks to help secure a first competitive success against the Azzurri.
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