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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Germany go above and beyond in classy gesture to the people of France

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller of Germany console each other after defeat in in the semi-final
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller of Germany console each other after defeat in in the semi-final

From their own lofty standards, Euro 2016 was a bit of a disappointment for Germany.

Joachim Loew's men bowed out at the semi-final stage following a 2-1 defeat against host nation France.

And while Loew and defender Mats Hummels were quick to criticise the new 24-team format following their exit, it seems there is no bitterness at all from the German football association.

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The Germans took out a full page ad in today's L'Equipe thanking the French for their hospitality over the past few weeks.

The classy gesture certainly didn't go unnoticed.




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