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Toni Kroos: File Photo(AP)

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos criticizes World Cup in Qatar

AP | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Kroos' comments go beyond the criticism from several national teams, including Germany and Norway, which tried to draw attention to human rights issues ahead of recent World Cup qualifying matches.
Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)
Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)

Real Madrid ease to victory over lacklustre Valencia

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Benzema got Zinedine Zidane's side off to a strong start in the 12th minute when he collected a pass from Kroos on the edge of the area and had enough time and space to pick his spot and fire into the far bottom corner.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action.(Pool via REUTERS)
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action.(Pool via REUTERS)

Arsenal’s Aubameyang brushes off Kroos criticism of his goal celebrations

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Speaking on his Einfach mal Luppen podcast, Germany international Kroos said this week that he was not a fan of the former Borussia Dortmund striker’s celebrations and did not believe it was the behaviour of a good role model.
Karim Banzema during a Real Madrid practice session.(Twitter/Real Madrid)
Karim Banzema during a Real Madrid practice session.(Twitter/Real Madrid)

La Liga season preview: Real Madrid primed for another title but must rely on same players

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:13 PM IST
With their finances squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their squad already well rounded, Real have had neither the resources nor the desire this summer to make the glamorous signings for which they are renowned.
Real Madrid's Marcelo takes a knee as he celebrates his goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)
Real Madrid's Marcelo takes a knee as he celebrates his goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)

La Liga: Marcelo scores, bends the knee as Real Madrid beat Eibar 3-1 on return

MADRID | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Eden Hazard, who had been expected to miss the rest of the season because of a foot injury sustained before the coronavirus pandemic, thrived on his return and set up two of the goals in the game.
Roger Federer issues a challenge to Virat Kohli.(HT Collage)
Roger Federer issues a challenge to Virat Kohli.(HT Collage)

‘Tennis at home’ - Virat Kohli challenged by Swiss maestro Roger Federer amid coronavirus lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 09:58 AM IST
If there is one thing the fans know about Kohli is that he is not someone to bow out of a challenge. And now, he has been given one by the Swiss maestro Federer himself.
Real Madrid's Nacho celebrates scoring their first goal with Luka Modric.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Nacho celebrates scoring their first goal with Luka Modric.(REUTERS)

Late Nacho header takes Real Madrid top of La Liga with win over Real Valladolid

Valladolid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The Spaniard was handed his fourth league start of the season only because usual right back Dani Carvajal was suspended but he proved the difference in a tight encounter by heading home a Toni Kroos cross in the 78th minute.
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

Toni Kroos scores magical goal from corner in Real Madrid’s win over Valencia - Must Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Real Madrid will take on FC Barcelona in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.
Germany coach Joachim Loew during training.(REUTERS)
Germany coach Joachim Loew during training.(REUTERS)

Joachim Loew running out of time to rebuild Germany before Euro 2020 finals

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 06:58 PM IST
Despite dominating possession in Moenchengladbach on Saturday, Loew’s young team struggled against minnows Belarus before two Toni Kroos goals sealed a 4-0 win which confirmed their Euro 2020 qualification.
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard)(AP)
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard)(AP)

Eden Hazard pulls strings as Real Madrid edge Galatasaray

Istanbul | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 09:25 AM IST
The thirteen-times European champions arrived in Istanbul needing a win against motivated opponents backed by passionate and noisy supporters.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Zinedine Zidane shelves league intentions as Madrid shift focus to Europe

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 07:59 AM IST
Some of the adjustments were enforced as Eden Hazard was absent following the birth of his fourth child on Friday while Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were all nursing injuries of varying severity.
A file photo of Toni Kroos.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Toni Kroos.(REUTERS)

Toni Kroos back in Germany squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Toni Kroos had missed their most recent internationals in June with a muscle injury while fellow midfielder Can last made the squad in October 2018 while Ter Stegen had been nursing a knee injury.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, centre left is consoled by Gareth Bale.(AP)
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, centre left is consoled by Gareth Bale.(AP)

La Liga 2019: Toni Kroos piledriver helps Real Madrid win against Celta but Luka Modric sees red

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead in the 12th minute after a superb piece of wing play from Gareth Bale, who had earned a surprise starting berth due to injury to Eden Hazard after a close season period of uncertainty over his future.
File image of Toni Kroos(REUTERS)
File image of Toni Kroos(REUTERS)

Kroos pens new Real Madrid deal until 2023

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Kroos has scored 13 goals in 233 appearances for Real since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2014 after helping Germany win the World Cup in Brazil.
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Real Betis' Zouhair Feddal react to each other.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Real Betis' Zouhair Feddal react to each other.(REUTERS)

La Liga: Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeat

Madridi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 08:02 PM IST
With Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Thibaut Courtois all sitting on the bench, Betis forward Loren Moron put the visitors in front in the 61st minute, completing a sweeping counter-attack by slamming the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in action with Girona's Raul Garcia Carnero.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in action with Girona's Raul Garcia Carnero.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid suffer shock home defeat to Girona, derailing title bid

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 06:52 PM IST
Real Madrid was stunned by struggling Girona on Sunday, losing 2-1 at home to see Barcelona extend its lead at the top of the Spanish league standings.
File photo of Toni Kroos.(AP)
File photo of Toni Kroos.(AP)

Real Madrid crisis deepens as Toni Kroos suffers injury

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Real Madrid tests showed Toni Kroos sustained a tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg on Sunday in the home loss to Real Sociedad
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Nations League football match between France and Germany at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris )(AFP)
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Nations League football match between France and Germany at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris )(AFP)

Griezmann double gives France comeback win over Germany

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 08:40 AM IST
France top the League A Group 1 standings with seven points from three games above the Netherlands on three from two and Germany with one.
Belgium have 10 players with migrant parents while 17 players in France’s squad are children of first generation migrants.(AFP)
Belgium have 10 players with migrant parents while 17 players in France’s squad are children of first generation migrants.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Immigrants add colour to the beautiful game

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 07:59 PM IST
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has many teams which have plenty of immigrants and it has provided the tournament with plenty of colour, flair, diversity and some controversy as well.
Neymar scored his first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018 against Costa Rica in injury time.(Reuters)
Neymar scored his first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2018 against Costa Rica in injury time.(Reuters)

FIFA World Cup 2018: More late goals than ever add to the drama

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 07:40 PM IST
The twentieth edition of the FIFA World Cup has seen 20 goals after the 90th minute, more than in the last three editions combined.
Germany's coach Joachim Loew (R) speaks with forward Julian Brandt during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Sweden.(AFP)
Germany's coach Joachim Loew (R) speaks with forward Julian Brandt during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Sweden.(AFP)

Joachim Loew’s job safe even after Germany’s FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Kazan | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Joachim Loew’s Germany football team were off to a shaky start in the FIFA World Cup 2018 but his job is understood to be safe after he signed a contract extension until 2022 last month.
Germany and Sweden fought a tense match but the defending champions secured the win thanks to Toni Kroos’ 95th minute goal.(Getty Images)
Germany and Sweden fought a tense match but the defending champions secured the win thanks to Toni Kroos’ 95th minute goal.(Getty Images)

Angry Sweden coach blasts Germany for ‘rubbing it into our faces’ after FIFA World Cup loss

Reuters, Sochi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Sweden coach Janne Andersson hit out at the German bench for “rubbing it in” as they celebrated Toni Kroos’s stoppage-time winner in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup clash which kept the defending champions alive.
Marco Reus scored for Germany and Toni Kroos scored a goal in the 95th minute to help Germany beat Sweden 2-1 and keep their chances of reaching the last 16 alive.(REUTERS)
Marco Reus scored for Germany and Toni Kroos scored a goal in the 95th minute to help Germany beat Sweden 2-1 and keep their chances of reaching the last 16 alive.(REUTERS)

Marco Reus says many Germany fans wanted them to exit FIFA World Cup 2018 early

Omnisport, Sochi | By Stephen Creek
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Marco Reus has said Germany proved many of their fans wrong with a thrilling 2-1 win over Sweden that kept the defending champions alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Toni Kroos scored a stunning 95th minute goal as Germany stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a 2-1 win over Sweden.(REUTERS)
Toni Kroos scored a stunning 95th minute goal as Germany stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a 2-1 win over Sweden.(REUTERS)

‘Sensational, extraordinary’- Toni Kroos wonder goal stuns fans in FIFA World Cup 2018

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Toni Kroos produced a sensational 95th minute goal to help Germany defeat Sweden 2-1 and ensure the defending champions stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018
Toni Kroos scored a goal in the 95th minute as Germany stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a brilliant 2-1 win over Sweden.(REUTERS)
Toni Kroos scored a goal in the 95th minute as Germany stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a brilliant 2-1 win over Sweden.(REUTERS)

Critics right, but we have guts, says Toni Kroos after Germany stay alive in FIFA World Cup 2018

Omnisport, Sochi | By Stephen Creek
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Toni Kroos has said Germany have been rightly criticised for their performance but has said the defending champions have guts after they stayed alive in the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a 2-1 win over Sweden.
Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal with his teammate Germany's Antonio Ruediger, left, and Marco Reus, right, during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup.(AP)
Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring his side's second goal with his teammate Germany's Antonio Ruediger, left, and Marco Reus, right, during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup.(AP)

Late Toni Kroos winner brings 10-man Germany back from the brink against Sweden

Sochi | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 07:38 AM IST
Germany’s hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout phase were hanging in the balance before Toni Kroos scored a stoppage-time free-kick.
Germany have been plagued by injury concerns to Manuel Neuer while Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were jeered by Germany fans in recent friendlies.(AFP)
Germany have been plagued by injury concerns to Manuel Neuer while Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were jeered by Germany fans in recent friendlies.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Distracted Germany begin title defence against ‘scandal-tainted’ Mexico

AFP, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:51 AM IST
Germany have not had a good build-up to the FIFA World Cup 2018 and have been distracted by off-field issues while Mexico were embroiled in controversy following a farewell party with about 30 prostitutes.
Toni Kroos (centre) of Real Madrid, who began in Bayern Munich’s youth set-up as a teenager and was the youngest player to make his debut for the club, will be going back this roots during the UEFA Champions League semi-final Leg 1 match between the two sides in Munich.(Getty Images)
Toni Kroos (centre) of Real Madrid, who began in Bayern Munich’s youth set-up as a teenager and was the youngest player to make his debut for the club, will be going back this roots during the UEFA Champions League semi-final Leg 1 match between the two sides in Munich.(Getty Images)

Reunions galore as Bayern Munich clash with Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League semis

Agence France-Presse, Munich | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Jupp Heynckes, Arjen Robben, Toni Kroos and James Rodriquez, who have been part of both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich during the course of their careers, will feature in the UEFA Champions League semi-final Leg 1 between the two sides on Wednesday.
Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (R) and Brazil's midfielder Paulinho vie for the ball during their international friendly football match in Berlin on Tuesday.(AFP)
Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (R) and Brazil's midfielder Paulinho vie for the ball during their international friendly football match in Berlin on Tuesday.(AFP)

Toni Kroos slams below-par Germany but Joachim Loew keeps cool

Agence France-Presse, Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 06:32 PM IST
Toni Kroos is the latest FIFA World Cup winner to berate Germany for a below-par performance after Gabriel Jesus’ first-half winner sealed Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win on Tuesday in Berlin.
Gabriel Jesus (C) celebrates after scoring against Germany during their international friendly on Tuesday.(AFP)
Gabriel Jesus (C) celebrates after scoring against Germany during their international friendly on Tuesday.(AFP)

Gabriel Jesus scores winner as Brazil end Germany’s 22-game unbeaten run

Agence France-Presse, Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 08:29 AM IST
Gabriel Jesus scored a first-half header as Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 on Tuesday to end the World Cup champion’s 22-game unbeaten run.
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