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sport news Euro 2020: Germany accused of having 'no courage' and lacking 'ambition' by ...
sport news Euro 2020: Germany accused of having 'no courage' and lacking 'ambition' by ...

The inquest into Germany's Euro 2020 knockout at the hands of old foes England has begun, with a host of former players taking aim at the team for having 'no courage' and lacking in 'ambition'.

A pulsating clash at Wembley between the two heavyweight nations saw the Three Lions seal their spot in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win, bringing Joachim Low's time in charge to a bitterly disappointing end.

Now, just days after the exit, the limp display has come under fire with several influential figures in Germany openly questioning their system and the underwhelming nature of the defeat.

Germany have been heavily criticised by several former players after their Euro 2020 knockout

Germany have been heavily criticised by several former players after their Euro 2020 knockout

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Joachim Low's time in charge of the national team came to a limp end in the defeat by England

Joachim Low's time in charge of the national team came to a limp end in the defeat by England

Raheem Sterling netted the first goal of the tie on 75 minutes to spark wild scenes of celebration at the ground, before Harry Kane settled the nerves by nodding home to break his duck for the tournament.

In between, Thomas Muller squandered a gilt-edged chance to bring his nation back into the game, but the veteran forward could only fire inches wide of the far post with Jordan Pickford racing towards him.

The performance was a far cry from the impressive feats of the squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2008 - a group that Michael Ballack, the former Chelsea midfielder, had been a part of. 

Thomas Muller (right) was left to rue a missed chance when England were leading by one goal

Thomas Muller (right) was left to rue a missed chance when England were leading by one goal

Michael Ballack, a runner-up at Euro 2008 with Germany, has ripped into the team's approach

Michael Ballack, a runner-up at Euro 2008 with Germany, has ripped into the team's approach

He has ripped into Low's approach, and also savaged the

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