German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew listens to questions of journalists during a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Germany coach Joachim Loew is fed up with analogies drawn between the 1982 World Cup when West Germany lost to Algeria – their next opponents Monday – then coasted to a convenient 1-0 win over Austria to eliminate the Africans.Noting that most of his players were not even born 32 years ago, Loew said it was also absurd to use terms like "revenge" and "vengeance" for a match between two teams who have not met since that game at the finals in Gijon, Spain. Loew said he found it hard to fathom that either coach would have endorsed collusion on the pitch.Wolfgang Niersbach, the German DFB president sitting next to Loew Saturday, was at that infamous match as a journalist.
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