Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Early News Wednesday - Euro 2008 Semifinal 1 Special Edition

Today's Semifinal Match

-Wed Jun 25
Germany v Turkey - 1:30pm central time on ESPN
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The News

James Lawton of the Independent on Ze Germans. Always the Germans.
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Two from Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated:
-Does Turkey have anything left in the tank.
-He is pro-Andy Gray on ESPN for the American broadcasts.
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Three from the Guardian:
-Turkish manager Fatih Terim.
-Raphael Honigstein on the man who must carry the Germans today - Michael Ballack.
-Russia! Russia! Russia!
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Three from the International Herald Tribune:
-Rob Hughes on the rise of Guus Hiddink and his Russian team.
-Peter Berlin on the favorites - Germany.
-Germany v Turkey goes much much deeper than the game on the field.
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Four from Der Spiegel:
-A review of today's the Turkish newspapers.
-The secret's of German football success.
-Turkish immigrants in Germany.
-Let's learn more about the ball being used. Of course the goalkeepers don't like it.
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Two from The Times:
-German's hitting their peak right on schedule.
-Martin Samuel on the flaws in the tournament systems.
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Two from Reuters Soccer blog:
-Stories from train rides around the 2 host countries.
-Russia's not-so-secret weapon is coach Guus Hiddink.
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The Italian papers are all reporting that Marcello Lippi will be rehired as head coach replacing Donadoni.


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