On Air

Andy Crane



17th June - 4pm
Germany 0-1 Mexico

23rd June - 7pm
Germany 2-1 Sweden

27th June - 3pm
Korea Republic 2-0 Germany


Flag: A no-nonsense tricolour of three horizontal bands – black, red and yellow. It’s been this way since 1919.

Population: 82.67 million

Nickname: The slightly sinister Die Mannschaft (The Team) or, occasionally, Die Adler (The Eagles). Not to be confused with Crystal Palace.

Manager: The scratch and sniff sensation on the sidelines that is Joachim Low.

Captain: Bayern Munich’s keeper Manuel Neuer.

Star Man: Vastly experienced Real Madrid stalwart Toni Kroos is the man that keeps Germany ticking. Everything goes through him.

Rising Star: In a squad blessed with an abundance of young talent, it’s the 21-year-old striker Timo Werner that’s really catching the eye. The Leipzig forward has already claimed seven goals in his ten caps to date and won the Golden Boot award as Germany won last year’s Confederations Cup.