People behind the Success of Germany

There is no denying that Germany is the 2014 World Cup champion. The deciding match happened last July 13, 2014 when Germany won over Argentina by 1 point. Singaporean fans were elated of the outcome but more than anybody, Germans erupted with joy. It is after all their first triumph since 1990.


There are twenty three players who were part of the team who contributed for the success of Germany. The head coach is Joachim Low and his assistant is Hans-Dieter Flick. If you are not familiar with the line-up, you can refer to this:

  • Manuel Neuer: Manuel was born on March 27, 1986. He is a goal keeper wearing number 1. His club is Bayern Munich.
  • Ron-Robert Zieler: Ron-Robert was born on February 1989. He is a goal keeper wearing number 12. His club is Hannover 96.
  • Roman Weidenfeller: Roman was born on August 6, 1980. He is a goal keeper wearing number 22. His club is Borussia Dortmund.
  • Kevin Großkreutz: Kevin was born on July 19, 1988. He is a defender wearing number 2. His club is Borussia Dortmund.
  • Matthias Ginter: Matthias was born on January 1994. He is a defender wearing number 3. His club is Borussia Dortmund.
  • Benedikt Howedes: Benedikt was born on February 1988. He is a defender wearing number 4. His club is Schalke 04.
  • Mats Hummels: Mats was born on December 1988. He is a defender wearing number 5. His club is Borussia Dortmund.
  • Erik Durm: Erik was born on May 12, 1992. He is a defender wearing number 15. His club is Borussia Dortmund.
  • Philipp Lahm: Philipp was born on November 1983. He is a defender wearing number 16. His club is Bayern Munich.
  • Per Mertesacker: Per was born on September 1984. He is a defender wearing number 17. His club is Arsenal. 
  • Jerome Boateng: Jerome was born on September 1988. He is a defender wearing number 46. His club is Bayern Munich.
  • Shkodran Mustafi: Shkodran was born on April 17, 1992. He is a defender wearing number 21. His club is Sampdoria.


  • Sami Khedira: Sami was born on April 4, 1987. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 6. His club is Real Madrid.  
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger: Bastian was born on August 1, 1984. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 7. His club is Bayern Munich.
  • Mesut Ozil: Mesut was born on October 1988. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 8. His club is Arsenal.
  • Andre Schurrle: Andre was born on November 1990. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 9. His club is Chelsea.  
  • Lukas Podolski: Lukas was born on June 4, 1985. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 10. His club is Arsenal.
  • Thomas Muller: Thomas was born on September 1989. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 13. His clun is Bayern Munich. 
  • Julian Draxler: Julian was born on September 1993. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 14. His club is Schalke 04.
  • Toni Kroos: Toni was born on January 4, 1990. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 18. His club is Real Madrid. 
  • Mario Gotze: Mario Gotze was born on June 3, 1992. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 19. His club is Bayern Munich.
  • Christoph Kramer: Christoph was born on February 1991. He is a mid-fielder wearing number 23. His club is Borussia Monchengladbach.
  • Miroslav Klose: Miroslav was born on June 9, 1978. He is a forward wearing number 11. His club is Lazio.

Singaporeans are fond of football. Now that the World Cup is finished, people are looking forward to the next one.




The Epic Caribbean Racing

Sailing will take you to places. The joy of cruising in the water is unfathomable. If you are a sailor, the first thing that you should do is join a club. It is nice to be with people who have the same interests and joys like yours. There are many sailing clubs here in Singapore. After securing the membership, the next thing that you should do is practice if you are keen on joining sailing events and competitions here in Singapore and abroad.


Perhaps the ultimate dream of an ordinary sailor is to sail in the Caribbean. However, the ultimate dream of an exceptional sailor is to join the epic Caribbean racing –Antigua Sailing Week. The Antigua Sailing Week is an annual regatta celebrated at Nelson’s Dockyard, St Johns, Antigua. It was founded in 1967 and it is one of the most anticipated events in Antigua. It attracts about 150 to 200 yachts with オンライン カジノ ゲーム 1500 participants/sailors and more than 5000 audiences.

This year, the Antigua Sailing Week was set on April 26 to May 2. 23 countries joined the prestigious competition. Here are some things that you need to know about Antigua Sailing Week:


  • The racing proper: The event comprises of five days or racing that usually begins on a Sunday. It would take three to four hours for the racing events. It occurs on Antigua’s South Coast – English and Falmouth Harbours.
  • Social scene: The Antigua Sailing Week will never be complete without the social scene. After a day of racing, the sailors and guests can party to celebrate good times. The parties are sponsored by international brands. In the middle of the week, sailors and guests can join the Antigua Yacht Club’s Lay Day. Lay Day offers fun events where sailors and guests can enjoy the sights and the activities Antigua has to offer.
  • Awards presentation: The fifth day marks the awards presentation. The winners in their fields and the overall winner will be announced. Everyone is also anticipating who will get The Lord Nelson Trophy.
  • Finale: The event does not end with the presentation of winners. After the awards presentation, the sailors and guests will enjoy rum drinking.

If you are not yet ready for this, you can still continue to practice. Anyway, the Antigua Sailing Week will be there to welcome you every year. If you did not make it this year, you can always join next year or the coming years. This will be a memorable experience for you and it can bring you closer to your goals.




The Training for Whitewater Paddling

You are the adventurous type. You love water and the thrill that comes with it. There are plenty of water sports that you can consider. You can consider surfing, skimming, diving, swimming, kayaking and even paddling. For those who want to join a team, the dragon boat can also be considered. Regardless of your choice, the important thing is you put yourself through training and endure it.


If in this case you consider whitewater paddling, you have to be strong enough to rip whatever comes your way. You have to give yourself time to be in shape for that wave-ready body. Here’s the training regime you can consider:

  • Look for trainer: You cannot possibly learn all the techniques and routines on your own. You really need the guidance of a qualified trainer. Your trainer has the experience to help you become better. If you can afford one, you should consider it. It does not have to be a lifetime trainer. You can consider a trainer for at least one, two or three sessions.
  • Watch your food: You also need to watch your food or your diet. Too much will cause you discomfort and too little will hinder your performance. Basically, you need to cut wheat in your diet. Remember that if you consume the right food, it will help give you more energy and better performance.


  • Train your mind: Your body is willing to train and ready for the diet but it can be useless if you do not train your mind. The first thing that you should do is determine your goals. Do オンライン カジノ you want to win in races or do you want to do extraordinary tricks? Once you identified your goals, everything else will follow.
  • Minimize partying: There is nothing wrong with partying but when you party, you will tend to eat a lot, drink and even sleep late. These factors will affect your training or performance the next day. The body will not recover instantly. You should remember that.

Things will be fun and memorable if you join a group. For sure there are Singaporeans with the same interests like yours. It is helpful if you join clubs or groups here in Singapore so you can discuss, give insights and share ideas about whitewater paddling.

Some people may ridicule you or not approve of the sport you chose but do not mind them. Just enjoy the wave and paddling. As long as you are happy, you will never doubt the sport you chose. If you want, you can invite some friends to experience paddling. Who knows they will like it.



Reasons to Love Tennis

Playing tennis is a fun, recreational activity. Give it a try and you’ll soon find out that even amateurs at this game could still learn to love this sport like professional players do. And it’s not only for the fun of it either because tennis has several benefits we can reap as well. Here they are:


1. If you want to shed some pounds or simply maintain your slim figure but you’re not into doing boring, routine exercises at the gym, then tennis is a better option for you. In playing this game, you need to move around a lot and anticipate at which direction your opponent will land the next ball. What’s bound to happen next is quite unpredictable as you’re not playing with yourself; you’ve got an opponent. So it’s quite impossible for tennis to become repetitive and boring.

2. Tennis is also good at perking up your オンライン スロット brain cells because for you to win at this game, you can’t rely on your physical strength alone. A big part of tennis also requires you to think and strategize in order to score that point.


3. However, tennis doesn’t have to be all about competition. You may be playing with an opponent but you could still maintain a friendly match. After all, what’s also good about playing with another person is the chance to socialize and create friendly relationships.

4. Tennis is also a good workout for your heart, bones, and muscles. So you stand to have lower risks of heart disease and osteoporosis. That being said, it is also important to remember that tennis alone won’t necessarily make all these improvements. It should be coupled with a good diet and healthy lifestyle.