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#West Germany

# west-germany - Sunday 13 June, 2021

'In 1972, an experience like this was nothing short of an acid bath for English football'
# Humbled At Home
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# Humbled At Home

'In 1972, an experience like this was nothing short of an acid bath for English football'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,431 Views 3 Comments

An extract from a new book on the European Championships looks back on England’s defeat to West Germany in 1972.

# west-germany - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Germany orders new lockdowns in two areas in response to Covid-19 outbreaks
# Meat Factories
# Meat Factories

Germany orders new lockdowns in two areas in response to Covid-19 outbreaks

Jun 23rd 2020, 9:35 PM 32,720 Views 17 Comments

The restrictions were announced in Guetersloh and neighbouring Warendorf in western Germany.

# west-germany - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'I wasn't nervous at all' - The man behind football's most iconic penalty
# Trick
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# Trick

'I wasn't nervous at all' - The man behind football's most iconic penalty

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 11,880 Views 3 Comments

Antonin Panenka’s technique has been imitated by some of the game’s biggest stars.

# west-germany - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?

Jun 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 14,214 Views 20 Comments

A number of pre-tournament favourites have struggled to live up to expectations in Russia.

# west-germany - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

1980s West German militants reappear 'to rob cash for retirement'
# Red Army Faction
# Red Army Faction

1980s West German militants reappear 'to rob cash for retirement'

Jan 19th 2016, 5:52 PM 20,133 Views 30 Comments

Red Army Faction disbanded in the late 1990s.

# west-germany - Sunday 21 June, 2015

'Gazza kissed his jersey and it was clear he had been crying' - The story behind that iconic image
# Dry Your Eyes Mate
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# Dry Your Eyes Mate

'Gazza kissed his jersey and it was clear he had been crying' - The story behind that iconic image

Jun 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 5,060 Views 6 Comments

Inpho founder Billy Stickland is responsible for one of the most famous photographs from Italia 90.

# west-germany - Monday 8 June, 2015

24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia '90
# Relived
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# Relived

24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia '90

Jun 8th 2015, 4:20 PM 38,172 Views 64 Comments

It’s 25 years today since the tournament kicked off.

# west-germany - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
# Cold War
# Cold War

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,279 Views 40 Comments

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# west-germany - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Lothar Matthaeus: Sorry, Ireland -- Germany team better than 1990 World Cup winners
# West Germany
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# West Germany

Lothar Matthaeus: Sorry, Ireland -- Germany team better than 1990 World Cup winners

Oct 10th 2013, 1:05 PM 2,387 Views 7 Comments

Doesn’t scare us.

# west-germany - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

West Germany government cultivated culture of doping -- study
# Doping
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# Doping

West Germany government cultivated culture of doping -- study

Aug 6th 2013, 10:53 AM 1,339 Views 1 Comment

A new study finds that anabolic steroids were being used by West German athletes — including runners, rowers, soccer players and cyclists — as early as 1960.

# west-germany - Sunday 16 June, 2013

What has the G8 ever done for us?
# G8
# G8

What has the G8 ever done for us?

Jun 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,487 Views 23 Comments

Here’s a list of all the topics that have been discussed in the last 38 summits. Has it been worth it?

# west-germany - Monday 10 December, 2012

Gerd Müller praises 'giant' Messi after goalscoring record falls
# Der Bomber
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# Der Bomber

Gerd Müller praises 'giant' Messi after goalscoring record falls

Dec 10th 2012, 6:58 PM 2,568 Views 3 Comments

Der Bomber hopes the Argentine’s record stands the test of time.

# west-germany - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels
# Countdown
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# Countdown

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

May 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 182 Views 0 Comments

Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.

# west-germany - Thursday 3 May, 2012

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate
# Countdown
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# Countdown

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate

May 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 258 Views 0 Comments

Holders Germany are undone by one of the most beautiful spot-kicks of its day back in 1976.

# west-germany - Sunday 29 April, 2012

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
# Euro Countdown
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# Euro Countdown

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?

Apr 29th 2012, 10:27 AM 1,005 Views 0 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.

# west-germany - Monday 15 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Aug 15th 2011, 8:01 PM 2,994 Views 8 Comments

In your fix today: Dublin Fire Brigade faces a staff crisis, the regal origins of the Laois bog body, the girl who sleeps 23 hours a day, and what it’s like to see snow for the first time…

West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents
# Berlin Wall
# Berlin Wall

West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents

Aug 15th 2011, 5:57 PM 645 Views 0 Comments

Documents released to Der Spiegel, days after the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall, show how West Germany wanted to avoid it.

# west-germany - Saturday 13 August, 2011

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall
# Berlin Wall
# Berlin Wall

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall

Aug 13th 2011, 11:54 AM 2,836 Views 16 Comments

Germany commemorates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall this weekend.

# west-germany - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children

Dec 14th 2010, 10:16 AM 529 Views 0 Comments

Germany agrees a €120m compensation deal after children in state and church care were abused for 25 years.