- Title: GERMANY: GERMANY PREPARE FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFIER.
- Date: 28th April 1997
- Summary: BREMEN, GERMANY (APRIL 28, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. BUS CARRYING GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM ARRIVING. 2. PLAYERS COME OUT OF BUS. 3. PLAYERS AND TRAINER BERTI VOGTS ON THE TRAINING FIELD, PLAYERS WARMING-UP. 4. UNIDENTIFIED ONLOOKER SAYING I THINK OUR TEAM WILL CONTINUE HAVING PROBLEMS AS LONG AS THE BUNDESLIGA FAVOURS BUYING INTERNATIONAL STARS RATHER THAN INVESTING INTO YOUNG GERMAN TALENTS (GERMAN) 5. VARIOUS TRAINING. 6. VARIOUS PEOPLE WATCHING TRAINING, PEOPLE WATCHING WITH UMBRELLAS. 7. WIDE VIEW OF PARK HOTEL. 8. WIDE VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE. 9. VOGTS SPEAKING AT NEWS CONFERENCE (GERMAN) 10. WIDE VIEW NEWS CONFERENCE. 11. VOGTS SPEAKING (GERMAN) WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE UKRAINIAN TEAM CLOSELY AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT IF A TEAM WINS FOUR GAMES IN A ROW THEN THEY DESERVE NOTHING LESS THAN RESPECT 12. JENS JEREMIES, PLAYER AT 1860 MUENCHEN, SAYING I THINK THE UKRAINIANS ARE UNPREDICTABLE PLAYERS. BUT IF WE KEEP OUR AGRESSIVE STYLE FOR 90 MINUTES THEN I DON T THINK WE NEED TO WORRY (GERMAN) 13. WIDE VIEW OF A PLAYER BEING INTERVIEWED OUTSIDE ENDS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 13th May 1997 13:00
- Location: BREMEN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA4SQPSQAVYE8SCBN10HPHSE4EV
- Story Text: Midfielder Andy Moeller and wing back Stefan Reuter withdrew on Monday (April 28) from the Germany squad for this week's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at home in Bremen on Wednesday (April 30).
The Dortmund pair, both suffering from thigh strains, travelled home after an examination from national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt ruled them out of Wednesday's Group Nine game.
Moeller and Reuter join club mate Matthias Sammer on the Germany injury list. Bayern Munich's Thomas Helmer is likely to deputise for the first-choice libero, who is suffering from a groin strain.
Bochum's Darisuz Wosz will probably take over Moeller's midfield role while Reuter's position is likely to be filled by Joerg Heinrich, who has been in outstanding form for Dortmund this season.
Germany are currently third in their qualifying group with Ukraine at the top but the Germans could be top in five weeks time if they beat Ukraine on Wednesday and away on June 7 and Ukraine slip-up against Armenia on May 7.
German coch Bertie Vogts said the Ukrainians deserved respect because they had won four of their five qualifying games.
But player Jens Jeremies sounded confident, predicting that if the Germans kept up their attacking style for the whole match they would have no problems.
Group 9 standings: P W D L F A Pts Ukraine 5 4 0 1 6 3 12 Portugal 6 2 3 1 5 2 9 Germany 4 2 2 0 9 4 8 Northern Ireland 6 1 3 2 5 5 6 Armenia 4 0 3 1 3 7 3 Albania 5 0 1 4 3 10 1
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