Max Kruse  celebrates scoring the winning goal during Germany’s 2-1 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier. Photo: Jens Wolf/PA

Three-times European champions Germany needed a 79th minute goal from substitute Max Kruse to edge past Georgia 2-1 yesterday and book their spot at t(...)

Martin O’Neill masterminded one of the most famous wins in Irish sporting history against Germany on Thursday night - but now attention turns to Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Thursday night belonged to the O’Neill men. In Dublin, the team managed by Martin revived, suddenly and without warning, the belief that Irish footbal(...)

Joachim Löw:    “Overall I think it was one of the most unnecessary defeats we have had to accept in recent years.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The peculiar thing was that on an evening when Ireland dared to play football against the world champions, their goal for the ages held echoes of the (...)

Shane Long scores the winning goal for the Republic of Ireland in the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another sc(...)

German team training session at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Lukas Podolski has been ruled out Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin because of an ankle injury. The Galatasaray(...)

Bayern Munich enjoyed a 5-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photograph: EPA

Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga by opening up a seven-point lead at the top thanks (...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus (right) has returned to the Germany squad following injury. Photograph: Getty Images.

Euro 2016 qualification - Group D Republic of Ireland v Germany Aviva Stadium, Thursday, 7.45pm Germany coach Joachim Löw says that he and his team (...)

Germany coach Joachim Loew: “We know we will meet an opponent who is dangerous and it won’t take care of itself automatically”

Germany are in the unusual position of having to challenge for their Euro 2016 qualifying group top spot, but coach Joachim Loew said he was confident(...)

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the final of the German Cup after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 (Dortmund win 2-0 on penalties)Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the German Cup semi-finals 2-0 on penalties to(...)

 Thomas Müller drills the ball home through a crowded Georgian box to score Germany’s second goal in the Group D qualifier   at Boris Paichadze Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Georgia 0 Germany 2World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with two goals in five minutes from M(...)