Germany punt USA out of men

Germany punt USA out of men

Men’s National Team U 17s 4 0 and eliminated them from the 2011 FIFA U 17 World Cup in the Round of 16 at Estadio Corregidora in Queretaro, Mexico. The USMNT U 17s have been eliminated in the knockout stage in the last five consecutive tournaments. coach Wilmer Cabrera. “In the second half I told our players to be more focused and not to make mistakes, but sadly, right away they scored the fourth goal. Then we started to play, take the ball and create options, but it was too late. program. On June 25, the USMNT lost 4 2 to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship, with Mexico recovering from a two goal deficit with four beautiful goals.

In April, the USMNT U 20s failed to even qualify for their FIFA World Cup, leading to the dismissal of coach Thomas Rongen and installation of Tab Ramos. It was the first time the USA failed to qualify for the U 20 World Cup since 1995 and they fell to Guatemala, a country that has 5% of the population of the United States.

“At this stage, in our country the kids are still boys,” said Cabrera of the U 17s. “In other countries, they are already fighting for a spot in a professional team. That takes time. We’re doing it, but it’s a process that takes time. Hopefully one day we can see those kids coming into this tournament a little bit more mature, with a better mentality so we don’t have to experience it during the tournament.”

The USMNT U 17s last advanced beyond the knockout stage when Landon Donovan led the team in 1999.


Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

USA 0 0 0

GER 3 1 4

GER Koray Guenter (Levent Aycicek) 20th minute

GER Mitchell Weiser (Samed Yesil) 40

GER Samed Yesil (Levent Aycicek) 43

GER Marvin Ducksch (Cimo Roecker) 49

Subs not used: 12 Fernando Pia, 21 Wade Hamilton, 14 Tarik Salkicic, 15 Alessandro Mion, 17 Andrew Souders, 20 Dillon Serna

Subs not available: 11 Marc Pelosi

Head Coach: Wilmer CabreraSubs not used: 12 Cedric Wilmes, 21 Thomas Daehne, 13 Koray Kacinoglu, 15 Noah Korzowski, 16 Sven Mende, 19 Nils Quaschner

Croatia 2014 World Cup Squad Profile

Croatia 2014 World Cup Squad Profile

The team collected just a solitary point from their final four games but reached Brazil courtesy of a 2 0 aggregate win over an Iceland side bidding to come the smallest ever nation to qualify for a World Cup.

Following their first appearance at a major tournament at Euro 1996, Croatia have become a regular presence at European Championships and World Cups, and find themselves in a group featuring Mexico, Cameroon and the hosts, Brazil.

The squad also looks to have a steady balance between youth and experience, with hot prospect Alen Halilovic reportedly being tailed by Europe top scouts and certainly one to watch.

The switch to Niko Kovac has been a popular one with the fans, but whether he will be able to get the best out of his squad with relatively few competitive matches in charge prior to the tournament, remains to be seen.

Their opening match, against Brazil in Sao Paulo, could not be any tougher, and they may well need to win their final two matches to stand a chance of progressing.

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Eduardo (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikica Jelavic (Hull City), Ante Rebic (Fiorentina).

A former defensive midfielder and captain of the national side, Kovac was appointed as coach following the culmination of Croatia qualifying group in October 2013, replacing the hugely unpopular Igor Stimac. He subsequently guided them through a playoff against Iceland, confirming Croatia place in Brazil. Kovac iconic status from his playing days and successful start has given him an excellent platform for his tenure, but he is still relatively unproven at this level.

Player to Watch: Mario Mandzukic

The side leading scorer in qualifying and 2012 Croatian Footballer of the Year, Mandzukic is the focal point of the team attack. His prolific form upon joining Bayern Munich in June 2012 has pushed him into soccer wider consciousness, with his goal in the Champions League final helping his side clinch an historic double.

His patchy form and inconsistent appearances under new coach Pep Guardiola are far from ideal for himself or Croatia, and they will hope that he is able to replicate his form of Euro 2012 come the summer, when he finished as the tournament joint top scorer.

Brazil will be expected to run out group winners on home soil, leaving Croatia to fight it out for second place. They will feel confident going up against Cameroon, who are a strong side yet arguably the weakest of the group, leaving the final match against Mexico potentially as a winner takes all tie. The Mexicans are a fairly unpredictable entity and endured some torrid qualifying form. However, they will feel at home in the Brazilian climate, and could well prove too strong if the Croatians are not at their best.

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