Ottmar Hitzfeld has revealed exhaustion was the reason he turned down the chance to become Germany coach 10 years ago.
Germany coach Joachim Low lamented the late Republic of Ireland equaliser against his side in their European Qualifier.
A stoppage-time goal from John O'Shea on his 100th cap rescued a point for Republic Ireland as they drew 1-1 in Germany.
Per Mertesacker has admitted he has struggled with motivation since winning the World Cup with Germany this summer.
Martin O’Neill hailed his Republic of Ireland side's spirit after they snatched a last-gasp European qualifying draw in Germany.
Spain will not defend their European Under-21 Championship title after they were beaten in the qualification play-offs.
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