Condition: 8/10 Excellent. A small faint mark on the lower front
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 112-117 CM
Colour: White, black - red - gold trim
Official Adidas Germany home football shirt from the 2004/05 international season.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. A small faint mark on the lower front (see photos).
Germany failed to build on their success in 2002 and again exited in the first round of Euro 2004, this time drawing their first two matches and losing the third. As was the case in 2000, the team exited losing to an understrength side that had already advanced, in this case the Czech Republic. Even though Germany dominated the match, they could not score, losing to a Czech goal scored on the break. Völler resigned afterwards, denouncing the constant media criticism in a famous TV interview.
The national team had to find their third new coach in six years after having had only six coaches in the previous 75 years. When prospective candidates including Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel turned down the job, former national team player Jürgen Klinsmann, who had never held any coaching jobs before, was appointed.
In similar style to Beckenbauer's former role as team manager without a coaching license, the experienced Joachim Löw from Stuttgart was appointed to assist him. Klinsmann made Michael Ballack the captain following Euro 2004.
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