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6.22.2006

German team win their group in the World Cup

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Showing a very good performance, Miroslav Klose scored twice in the first half Tuesday as an increasingly impressive German team defeated Ecuador, 3-0, to finish undefeated in the Group A of the World Cup.

Indeed, the German side, playing in front of a loudly partisan crowd of 72,000 at the Olympiastadion, won their group and advanced to the single-elimination Round of 16. We must mention that Germany will play Sweden in Munich on Saturday. In the other hand, Ecuador, which like Germany had already earned a spot in the next round, will play England on Sunday.

Michael Ballack and Klose were the best players on the field. Germany crushed a very poor Ecuatorian team, that didn't make the same football that gave them victories over Costa Rica and Poland.

As for Germany, they have won their three first-round matches included a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica and a 1-0 victory over Poland. The triumphs served as vindication for Coach J├╝rgen Klinsmann, whose tactics and preparation were widely criticized in Germany in the year leading up to the World Cup.