Germany Talks Smack, Kinda, About Argentina
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 13: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany applauds the fans after victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group D match between Germany and Australia at Durban Stadium on June 13, 2010 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says World Cup quarterfinal opponent Argentina shows no respect for opponents or referees.
Germany eliminated Argentina on penalty kicks four years ago at the same stage. There were chaotic scenes after the shootout, with both sides exchanging punches and kicks in a fracas that included team officials from both benches.
Schweinsteiger says the incident "still weighs heavily" on German players' minds and hopes his teammates will not be provoked when the teams meet again on Saturday.
Published at 8:38 AM CDT on Jul 1, 2010
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