Xtratime Community banner

Hassler included in Euro 2000 squad

446 Views 3 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  Nedved!
Germany soccer coach Erich Ribbeck recalled 33-year-old midfielder Thomas Haessler to his
provisional 22-man squad for next month's European Championships after a two-year absence.

Munich 1860's Haessler, who turns 34 this month, hasn't played for his country since the 1998 World Cup quarterfinals,when Germany lost 3-0 to Croatia. He is the second-most experienced squad member with 97 games for the national team.
Lothar Matthaeus, 39, has made a world record 146 appearances for Germany. Both played in Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning side.

Six players in the squad came from German champion Bayern Munich, with Bundesliga runner-up Bayer Leverkusen providing five
players. Hamburg's Hans-Joerg Butt is the only player yet to make his international debut.

The squad for the June 10-July 2 tournament can be changed before the UEFA deadline of noon on June 1. Ribbeck named six
reserves, including Stefan Beinlich, Oliver Neuville and Bundesliga top-scorer Martin Max.

Christian Woerns and Christian Nerlinger were unavailable because of injury, but Jens Jeremies, who broke his collarbone two
weeks ago, was named in the squad.

Germany is in the same Euro 2000 group as England, Portugal and Romania, its first opponent on June 12 in Liege, Belgium.
Ribbech's team faces England on June 17 and Portugal on June 20.

No. Name Club Games Goals

22 Hans-Joerg Butt Hamburger SV - -
1 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich 23 -
12 Jens Lehmann Borussia Dortmund 11 -

2 Markus Babbel Bayern Munich 47 1
4 Thomas Linke Bayern Munich 13 -
10 Lothar Matthaeus New York MetroStars 146 23
6 Jens Nowotny Bayer Leverkusen 17 -
3 Marko Rehmer Hertha Berlin 9 1

13 Michael Ballack Bayer Leverkusen 5 -
18 Sebastian Deisler Hertha Berlin 1 -
8 Thomas Haessler TSV 1860 M�nchen 97 11
14 Dietmar Hamann FC Liverpool 22 2
16 Jens Jeremies Bayern Munich 22 1
21 Carsten Ramelow Bayer Leverkusen 7 -
7 Mehmet Scholl Bayern Munich 24 3
15 Dariusz Wosz Hertha Berlin 14 1
17 Christian Ziege Middlesbrough 48 8

20 Oliver Bierhoff AC Milan 47 27
5 Marco Bode Werder Bremen 18 4
19 Carsten Jancker Bayern M�nchen 5 -
9 Ulf Kirsten Bayer Leverkusen 48 18
11 Paulo Rink Bayer Leverkusen 6 -


Stefan Beinlich Bayer Leverkusen 4 -

Mudstafa Dogan Fenerbahce 2 -

Martin Max TSV M�nchen 1860 - -

Oliver Neuville Bayer Leverkusen 17 1

Michael Preetz Hertha Berlin 7 3

Bernd Schneider Bayer Leverkusen 5 -

Alexander Zickler Bayern Munich 3 -
See less See more
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Hassler is overe 30 and out of form.That makes him ideal for the Germans.

Any given Sunday,you either win or loose.That's FOOTBALL...
Up yours Amoroso, Hassler was has been in outstanding form this season, and still has enough pace to play international football, and with his unique play-making abilities he possibly does not have to run himself hoarse.
It's great to see him back. The only one left from my faves when I first got impressed by Germany!
Let's hope his age doesn't fail him. :)
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.