Germany may have world-won San Marino 8-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday, but the landlocked nation surrounded by Italy tried to downsize the champion in a post-match altercation between the two countries.
“Germany is not the master of the world, they are a football champion,” said Teodoro Lunfernini, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport in San Marino, after German striker Thomas Muller questioned the validity of the match. seen the gap between the two teams. The home team “amateur team”.
With Germany ranked second in the world by FIFA, while San Marino was ranked 201 out of 211 confederations, Bayern Munich president Rummenigge also criticized the game, saying it “has nothing to do with professional football”.
But these comments were answered with a quick response from San Marino. His squad is largely made up of amateurs, unlike the Champions League players who are in Germany, Lunvernini has asked the world champions for an apology.
The head of communication of the San Marino Football Federation also exchanged views, sending an open letter of 10 points to Mueller refuting his comments. These ranged from total teasing to teasing, as well as noticing the benefits of playing such a game.
“You can build it with six months of 90 minutes of right to match. Not male, right? ”
This was one of the most beautiful lines.
The game confirmed that you Germans will not change and that history has not yet confirmed to you that “arrogance” is not a permanent guarantee of victory.
Germany may have won 8-0, but Muller – who has yet to score in the Bundesliga for Bayern this season – has failed to find the net despite several chances.
“The match showed that even against poor teams like ours you can’t score and not say you weren’t angry when (goalkeeper Aldo) Simoncini stopped you from scoring,” said Gasproni.
There was more.
“The game made me realize that even if you wear the most beautiful adidas uniform, you are still the one who wears white socks under sandals,” Samarinesi replied.
Neither Mueller nor the German Football Association replied to Lonvernini or Gasperoni’s comments.
Germany currently lead Group C in qualifying for the European World Cup, scoring 12 points in four games in direct contrast to San Marino’s four consecutive defeats.
However, when San Marino was won by Norway in October, the World Cup qualifier match with 15 goals, only the third in all tournaments since 2008.
Three days after beating one of the weakest teams in international football, Germany met one of the highest religious powers in the world: Pope Francis.
“Having a meeting with the Pope was very moving and affected us all. He touched each of us with his words ”.
Comments from at least one person were well received during the short European tour in Germany LOV will face Italy in a friendly match in Milan on Tuesday.