Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Teams on Tour-Part 12 (Germany National Team’s South American Tour of 1992)

 As defending World Cup Champions, Germany had automatically qualified for the 1994 World Cup in USA. This meant that they were restricted to Friendly matches for almost two years.

 

Berti Vogts had become Germany’s National Team manager in 1990, picking up from the victorious Franz Beckenbauer.

His first objective had been the 1992 Euros. Germany had finished runners-up to the surprising Denmark side in these Euros. This was considered a failure by the high German standards and Vogts was constantly under pressure from a demanding media and public.

He was further hampered when veterans Andreas Brehme and Rudi Voeller retired from the National Team after the Euros.

The Euros had forced Vogts to reconsider his options. Manfred Binz had been left wanting as Libero and was discarded. Stefan Reuter also would be out of contention for the next few years.

Vogts was also unconvinced of Bodo Illgner’s displays in goal, who was now under threat from Andreas Köpke. Vogts would alternate between the two up to the World Cup.

Since 1990 and re-unification, Vogts had overseen the integration of former East German Internationals with Matthias Sammer and Thomas Doll as the pick of the bunch.

 

As part of the preparations for the upcoming World Cup, Germany toured South America in December 1992 to face Brazil and Uruguay.

Lazio striker Karl-Heinz Riedle was missing through injury. This allowed the likes of Thom, Kirsten and Labbadia an opportunity to play alongside Jurgen Klinsmann.

World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthäus had missed the Euros through injury. But he was back with the National Team as well as back in Germany with Bayern Munich.

The first match on the Tour was on December 16th, 1992, with Brazil hosting the Germans at Porto Alegre.

Brazil included Bayern Munich’s own Jorginho and many other familiar names such as Taffarel, Branco, Bebeto and Careca (Junior and Romario would also come on in the second half).


Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 1993

(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)



The home team struck first in the 19th minute with a long-range shot from Luiz Henrique.

Just before halftime, Illgner rushed out to block an attempt, which deflected off Bebeto and went into the net.

The match was effectively over as the tiring Germans could not make headway against the fresher home side.

Both sides made a series of substitutions in the second half.


Photo From: France Football, Issue 2438, December 29, 1992

(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)



The score remained unchanged until the last few minutes. Sammer pulled a goal back with five minutes remaining.

Brazil struck back and scored a third in the last minute with Jorginho scoring with a long-range shot from the right-side touchline.

Thomas Wolter earned his first and only cap for Germany in this match.

Martin Wagner also earned his International debut in this match.

Michael Zorc similarly made his International debut in this match in the second half.

Knut Reinhardt first capped in 1988, earned his seventh and final cap for Germany in this match.


Photo From: kicker_WM-Sonderheft_1994

(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)



The next match on the Tour was vs. Uruguay at Montevideo, four days later, on December 20th. For this match, a furious Vogts made some changes.

He made sure that everyone was on notice and declared that had learned “to be more aggressive” with the players.

 

He stated that until the match vs. Brazil, he treated the players as friends, but now he would show who’s the boss.

Andreas Köpke started in goal in place of Illgner. It is possible, Vogts would have alternated the goalkeepers regardless, but Illgner had not acquitted himself well against Brazil.

Olaf Thon, Thomas Helmer, Michael Zorc, Thomas Doll, and Andreas Möller started in place of Christian Wörns, Thomas Wolter, Martin Wagner, Stefan Effenberg and Andreas Thom.

There were reports that Stefan Effenberg was dropped for disciplinary reasons. He had been displeased with his position on the field since the return of Matthaus.

Matthaus was back as the playmaker and Effenberg was shifted to the left side of midfield. In a Television Interview, Effenberg was ambiguous about his International future. Vogts stated that he had not seen the interview. He also said that Effenberg is not a star and should play like the others and now “he will have time to think.”

 

Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 1993

(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



Vogts got the reaction he wanted from his team, and they convincingly defeated Uruguay (4-1) on home soil.

Just before halftime, Buchwald headed in Klinsmann’s cross from the left.

In the 60th minute, Andreas Möller doubled the lead by going around the goalkeeper after being sent through.

Photo From: World Soccer, February 1993

(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



In the 69th minute, Thomas Häßler scored the third with an exquisite chip.

The Germans rounded out the scoring in the 76th minute through Klinsmann.

Uruguay scored a consolation goal near the end, when Moran’s long cross was deflected by Thon into his own net.

Vogts expressed satisfaction with the result and stated that for 80 minutes they showed how good they can play.

He praised Klinsmann, Buchwald and Möller’s performance.

 

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(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



Germany ended the Tour on a high note but had been unconvincing against a quality opposition like Brazil.

It was clear Brehme and Voeller would be hard to replace, which would necessitate their recall by the time the World Cup rolled around.

Riedle’s absence was also felt as none of the attacking alternatives scored points.

Stefan Effenberg’s indiscipline would also come back to haunt Germany during the 1994 World Cup (foul finger…)

Vogts did not come away with many certitudes but saw the need to be firm with his players to instill discipline and get results.

He still had a team to (re)build with many positions still up for grabs.

 

 

References:

Soccer America, Vol. 44, No. 1, Issue 1091, January 18, 1993

Soccer International, Volume 4, Issue 3, March 1993

World Soccer, February 1993

 

 

Germany squad:

 

Goalkeepers:

Bodo Illgner (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.)

Andreas Köpke (1. Fußball-Club Nürnberg - Verein für Leibesübungen e.V.)

 

Defenders:

Guido Buchwald (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)

Jürgen Kohler (Juventus Football Club -Torino/ Italy)

Olaf Thon (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

Knut Reinhardt (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.) 

Martin Wagner (1. Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern)

Thomas Wolter (Sport Verein Werder Bremen von 1899 e.V.)

Christian Wörns (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.) 

Heiko Scholz (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.) (see Note 3)

Thomas Helmer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) (see Note 3)

 

Midfielders:

Stefan Effenberg (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina / Italy)

Thomas Häßler (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)    

Lothar Herbert Matthäus (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

Andreas Möller (Juventus Football Club -Torino/ Italy)

Matthias Sammer (Internazionale Football Club- Milan / Italy)

Michael Zorc (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.)

Thomas Doll (Società Sportiva Lazio / Italy) 

 

Strikers:

Jürgen Klinsmann (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)  

Andreas Thom (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.)  

Ulf Kirsten (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.)

Bruno Labbadia (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

 

Coach: Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (November 5, 1938, Rosario) (41 years old at the time)

Team Captain: Lothar Herbert Matthäus 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Note:

1-Karl-Heinz Riedle (Società Sportiva Lazio / Italy) was omitted from the squad due to injury.

2-The squad was named on December 7th, 1992.

3-Heiko Scholz was originally named in the squad, while Thomas Helmer was not. It is possible that at some point Scholz withdrew and Helmer was called up as a replacement.

 

 

 

Photos From: Fußball Bundesliga 1994-95 Junior Stickers

Except Klinsman (panini France 1992/93)

Kohler, Effenberg, Haessler, Moeller, Sammer, Doll (1992-93 Calciatori Panini)

Buchwald (Gesicht der Bundesliga 1989-90)



 

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1992

(Berti Vogts)



 

Germany National Team matches during the 1992 South American Tour

 

December 16, 1992, Porto Alegre, Brazil 3-Germany 1 (Luiz Henrique 19, Bebeto 42, Jorginho 90 / Matthias Sammer 85)

December 20, 1992, Montevideo, Uruguay 1-Germany 4 (Thon (Own goal) 84 / Guido Buchwald 42, Andreas Möller 60, Thomas Häßler 69, Jürgen Klinsmann 76)

 

Date: December 16, 1992

Competition: Friendly

Result: Brazil 3-Germany 1

Venue: Porto Alegre - Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (Beira Rio)

Attendance:  35,000

Referee: Juan Francisco Escobar (Paraguay)

Kick-off time: -

Goalscorers:

(Brazil): Luiz Henrique 19, Bebeto 42, Jorginho 90

(Germany): Matthias Sammer 85

Summary of goals:

1:0 (28th minute, Brazil): Luiz Henrique scored with a long range shot from outside of the box.

2:0 (28th minute, Brazil): From the middle, Luiz Henrique sent Bebeto through, Illgner came out to block the ball, but it hit Bebeto and went in.

2:1 (28th minute, Germany): From the middle, Sammer was sent through and scored one on one with the goalkeeper.

3:1 (28th minute, Brazil): From the right-side touchline, Jorginho struck with a long-range shot.

Lineups:

Brazil:

1-Cláudio André Mergen  ‘Taffarel’  (Associazione Calcio Parma / Italy)
2-Jorge de Amorim Campos  ‘Jorginho’ (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany)
4-Paulo César Batista Dos Santos ‘Paulão’ (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense)
3- Vargo Célio do Nascimento Silva  (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre)
6-Claudio Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal ‘Branco’ (Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy)
5-Mauro Silva Gomes (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain) 
8-‘Luíz Henrique’ Santos (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) (18-Leovegildo Lins Gama ‘Júnior’ (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 53)
10-Paulo ‘Silas’ do Prado Pereira (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre) (17-Luis Carlos Quintanilla
 Luisinho’ (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro) 89)
11-Crizam César de Oliveira Júnior
 Zinho’ (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo)
7-José Roberto da Gama de Oliveira
 Bebeto’  (Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña / Spain)   (20-Renato Portaluppi  ‘Renato Gaúcho’  (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte) 68)
9-Antônio de Oliveira Filho
 Careca’  (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) (21-‘Romário’ de Souza Faria (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland) 68)

 

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Booked: Paulo ‘Silas’ do Prado Pereira 

 

Team Captain: Jorginho

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

 

Germany:

1-Bodo Illgner (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.)

6-Guido Buchwald (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)

5-Christian Wörns (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.) 

4-Jürgen Kohler (Juventus Football Club -Torino/ Italy)

2-Thomas Wolter (Sport Verein Werder Bremen von 1899 e.V.) (20-Michael Zorc (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.) 59)

8-Thomas Häßler (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy) (18-Matthias Sammer (Internazionale Football Club- Milan / Italy) 80)

10-Lothar Herbert Matthäus (captain) (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

7-Stefan Effenberg (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina / Italy)

3-Martin Wagner (1. Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern) (15-Knut Reinhardt (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.) 46)

9-Jürgen Klinsmann (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France)  

11-Andreas Thom (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.)  (17-Thomas Doll (Società Sportiva Lazio / Italy) 67)

 

Coach: Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts

Booked: Stefan Effenberg

 

Team Captain: Lothar Herbert Matthäus

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: World Soccer, February 1993

(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)



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(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)



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(December 16, 1992, Brazil 3-Germany 1)










Date: December 20, 1992

Competition: Friendly

Result: Uruguay 1-Germany 4

Venue: Montevideo- Estadio Centenario

Attendance:  18,676

Referee: Juan Carlos Loustau (Argentina)

Linesmen: Juan Carlos Crespi and Aníbal Hay (both Argentina)

Kick-off time: 19:00

Goalscorers:

(Uruguay): Thon (Own goal) 84

(Germany): Guido Buchwald 42, Andreas Möller 60, Thomas Häßler 69, Jürgen Klinsmann 76

Summary of goals:

0:1 (28th minute, Germany): Klinsmann’s cross from the left side was headed in by Buchwald.

0:2 (28th minute, Germany): From the middle, Moeller was sent through, he dribbled past the goalkeeper and scored.

0:3 (28th minute, Germany): From the middle, Matthuas passed to Buchwald on the right side, he immediately passed to Haessler inside the box, who chipped over the goalkeeper.

0:4 (28th minute, Germany): From the middle, Matthaus sent Moeller through on the right, he went around the goalkeeper and passed to Klinsmann, his first shot was blocked but he headed in the rebound.

1:4 (28th minute, Uruguay): Moran’s long cross from the right side took a deflection off Thon into the net.

Lineups:

Uruguay:

1-Robert Dante Siboldi Badiola (Club de Fútbol Atlas- Guadalajara / Mexico)

2-Daniel Florencio Sánchez Núñez (Danubio Futbol Club Montevideo)

3-Eber Alejandro Moas Silveira (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda / Argentina)

4-Julio César ‘Tony’ Gómez (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)

5-Alvaro Gutiérrez Pelscher (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo)

6-Nelson Alcídes Cabrera Caraballo (Danubio Futbol Club Montevideo)

7-Hector Eduardo Morán (Club Deportivo Mandiyu de Corrientes / Argentina)

8-Marcelo Saralegui Arregin (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy) (16-José Enrique García (Club Nacional de Football Montevideo) 58)

10-José Luis Zalazar Rodriguez (Albacete Balompié / Spain)

11-Walter Luis Peletti (Club Atletico Huracan- Buenos Aires / Argentina)

9-Hugo Romeo Guerra (Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata -La Plata / Argentina)

 

Coach: Luis Alberto Cubilla

 

Team Captain: Daniel Florencio Sánchez Núñez

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Ennerre

Uniform Colors: Light Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Light Blue Socks

 

Germany:

1-Andreas Köpke (1. Fußball-Club Nürnberg - Verein für Leibesübungen e.V.)

5-Olaf Thon (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

4-Jürgen Kohler (Juventus Football Club -Torino/ Italy)

3-Thomas Helmer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

8-Thomas Häßler (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy) (17-Matthias Sammer (Internazionale Football Club- Milan / Italy) 84)

2-Michael Zorc (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V.) 

6- Guido Buchwald (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V.)

10-Lothar Herbert Matthäus (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)

11-Thomas Doll (Società Sportiva Lazio / Italy) (19-Ulf Kirsten (Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.) 84)

7-Andreas Möller (Juventus Football Club -Torino/ Italy)

9-Jürgen Klinsmann (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) (13-Bruno Labbadia (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) 79)

 

Coach: Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts

 

Team Captain: Lothar Herbert Matthäus

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


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(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



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(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



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(December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



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(Germany squad, December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)



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(Uruguay squad, December 20, 1992, Uruguay 1-Germany 4)










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