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Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 18:32 GMT 19:32 UK


Rudi Voller Voller named as caretaker coach
Rudi Voller takes over as caretaker coach of Germany, with Christoph Daum set for the job permanently from June 2001.

Louis van Gaal Van Gaal not keen on German job
Former Barcelona and Ajax coach Louis van Gaal says he would not be interested in becoming German national coach.

Matthaus under attack in America
German veteran Lothar Matthaus is told he may not have a future at American Major League soccer side MetroStars.

Uefa set to back Germany
The governing body of European football, Uefa, is to discuss the merits of England's and Germany's 2006 World Cup bids.

Matthaus confirms plot
Lothar Matthaus reveals that several of his team-mates tried to install him as coach of the German national team ahead of Euro 2000.

Germany hold fire on coach
German football chiefs will not rush into naming a replacement for Erich Ribbeck, though Giovanni Trapattoni is favourite to take over.

Schroeder backs Matthaus
German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder defends Lothar Matthaus after his disastrous Euro 2000 campaign.

Charleroi celebrates
The mayor of Charleroi says the town has gained a positive image despite the trouble which flared before the England-Germany game.

Matthaus slams German players
Lothar Matthaus has hit out at his German team-mates for the way they performed at Euro 2000.

Back to the drawing board
The manager resigning, a squad in turmoil and even defeat by England - Euro 2000 was a tournament to forget for Germany

Ribbeck quits as Germans head home
Erich Ribbeck has resigned as the coach of Germany following their Euro 2000 humiliation.

German press slam football 'twits'
The German media have slated the national team following their Euro 2000 disaster.

Banks 'bleak' over 2006 hopes
England's hopes of staging the 2006 World Cup are looking "very bleak" after the hooliganism of its fans at Euro 2000.

Holders Germany suffer heavy defeat
Portugal win Group A in style as Germany are beaten 3-0 in Rotterdam.

Germany coach rues painful defeat
Under-fire German coach Erich Ribbeck admits his side were well beaten by Portugal.

Portugal v Germany clockwatch
Minute-by-minute action from Portugal's 3-0 victory over Germany in Rotterdam.

Wenger snubs Germany
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed talk of him becoming coach of Germany.

Ribbeck hints he might step down
German coach Erich Ribbeck has hinted he might step down after the defending champions' 1-0 Euro 2000 defeat by England.

England beat Germany - at last
England finally overcome their footballing nemesis with a nailbiting 1-0 victory over Germany in a vital Euro 2000 clash in Charleroi.

Ribbeck: England did not deserve to win
Germany coach Erich Ribbeck felt his side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 against England.

German embassy staff take defeat in their stride
BBC Sport Online report from the German Embassy as England seek a rare win over their old foes.

England v Germany clockwatch
A rundown of the key moments in England's dramatic 1-0 victory against Germany in Group A.

England v Germany in pictures
Pictures from England's first victory over Germany in 34 years from Charleroi

Keegan: The dream lives on
Kevin Keegan hails his finest hour for England - and then predicts there is more to come from his players.

Fans complain about 'aggressive' policing
England and German fans complain of over zealous policing before Euro 2000 match.

Bierhoff out of Euro 2000
Germany's star striker Oliver Bierhoff, who was already out of the clash with England, has now been ruled out for the whole tournament.

Strategies for success
With Germany having named their team for Saturday's big game it is time to speculate on where the match might be won and lost.

Matthaus strikes back
Lothar Matthaus has hit back at critics in the Germany squad who are alleged to have asked for the sweeper to be dropped from the team.

Beckenbauer blames risky Ribbeck
Franz Beckenbauer has criticised German coach Erich Ribbeck for playing Lothar Matthaus and Jens Jeremies against Romania.

Ragged Germany hit back for draw
Romania give Germany some major scares in the first half - before the defending champions equalise against the run of play.

Ribbeck happy with lucky point
Erich Ribbeck admits Germany rode their luck against Romania, but praises his side for fighting back after a difficult start.

Germany v Romania clockwatch
A minute-by-minute analysis of the 1-1 draw between reigning champions Germany and Romania in the Group A opener.

Results
Tue Jun 20
Portugal (1) 3-0 (0) Germany
Conceicao 35
Conceicao 54
Conceicao 71
Booked Booked
Beto 26
Ballack 26
Jancker 28
Deisler 87
Rink 90
Ref.  () Att.
 Match Report
Portugal: 15. Francisco Costinha; 18. Pedro Pauleta; 16. Roberto Luis Beto; 6. Paulo Sousa; 12. Pedro Espinha; 5. Fernando Couto; 19. Nuno Capucho; 2. Jorge Costa; 9. Ricardo Sa Pinto; 3. Rui Jorge; 11. Sergio Conceicao; Subs: 10. Manuel Rui Costa; 21. Nuno Gomes; 4. Jose Luis Vidigal; 13. Teixeira Manuel Dimas; 8. Joao Pinto; 17. Paulo Bento; 22. Joaoquim Quim; 7. Luis Figo; 1. Vitor Baia;
Germany: 18. Sebastian Deisler; 4. Thomas Linke; 5. Marco Bode; 3. Marko Rehmer; 1. Oliver Kahn; 13. Michael Ballack; 7. Mehmet Scholl; 14. Dietmar Hamann; 10. Lothar Matthaus; 19. Carsten Jancker; 6. Jens Nowotny; Subs: 8. Thomas Haessler; 11. Paulo Rink; 17. Christian Ziege; 15. Dariusz Wosz; 12. Jens Lehmann; 9. Ulf Kirsten; 21. Carsten Ramelow; 22. Hans-Jorg Butt;
Sat Jun 17
England (0) 1-0 (0) Germany
Shearer 53
Booked Booked
Beckham 41
Jeremies 42
Babbel 89
Ref. P Collina (Italy) Att. 30000
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Mon Jun 12
Germany (1) 1-1 (1) Romania
Scholl 29
Moldovan 5
Booked Booked
Hagi 41
Ilie 42
Ref. K Nielsen (Denmark) Att. 30000
 Match Report
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Germany: 4. Thomas Linke; 7. Mehmet Scholl; 8. Thomas Haessler; 6. Jens Nowotny; 16. Jens Jeremies; 1. Oliver Kahn; 20. Oliver Bierhoff; 17. Christian Ziege; 11. Paulo Rink; 2. Markus Babbel; 10. Lothar Matthaus; Subs: 21. Carsten Ramelow; 15. Dariusz Wosz; 12. Jens Lehmann; 9. Ulf Kirsten; 14. Dietmar Hamann; 19. Carsten Jancker; 22. Hans-Jorg Butt; 5. Marco Bode; 3. Marko Rehmer; 13. Michael Ballack; 18. Sebastian Deisler;
Romania: 6. Gheorghe Popescu; 4. Iulian Filipescu; 9. Dinu Viorel Moldovan; 5. Constantin Galca; 2. Dan Petrescu; 13. Christian Chivu; 10. Gheorghe Hagi; 3. Liviu Ciobotariu; 8. Dorinel Munteanu; 11. Adrian Ilie; 12. Bogdan Stelea; Subs: 7. Adrian Mutu; 19. Eric Lincar; 1. Bogdan Lobont; 15. Ionut Lupescu; 18. Ioan Viorel Ganea; 20. Catalin Hildan; 22. Cosmin Contra; 17. Miodrag Belodedici; 14. Florentin Petre; 16. Laurentiu Rosu; 21. Florin Prunea;
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