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MARSEILLE, France -- Germanys failure to beat France in the semifinal of the European Championship exposes its lack of strength in depth with young players failing to bridge a generation gap after its World Cup win.Left back Philipp Lahm, central defender Per Mertesacker and record goal-scorer Miroslav Klose all retired after Germanys 2014 World Cup win in Brazil, leading to a noticeable drop in the sides quality, evident from the very first qualifying games for Euro 2016.A hard-fought win over Scotland was followed by defeat to Poland and then a draw at home with Ireland, which also managed to beat Joachim Loews side in Dublin a year later. Germanys qualification campaign was a lot tougher than many expected it to be.The retirements certainly hurt, though formerly unknown Cologne defender Jonas Hector has been a reliable replacement for Lahm, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng form a solid central partnership, and the return of Besiktas striker Mario Gomez coincided with Germanys attack finally scoring at Euro 2016.Gomez, who missed the World Cup win due to injury-induced poor form, scored on his first start in the tournament against Northern Ireland, and then again against Slovakia.But Gomez was the only one of Germanys regular starting forwards that looked capable of scoring, with Thomas Mueller enduring a puzzling drought, Mario Goetze dropped after the group games, and Mesut Ozil constantly running without reward.Ozil did eventually score in the quarterfinal win over Italy, but he was one of three players to miss a spot kick in the penalty shootout (along with Mueller and Bastian Schweinsteiger). Only two Germans had missed altogether in previous penalty shootouts at a tournament. Ozil also missed a penalty in the 3-0 win over Slovakia.With the forwards all in poor form, Germany had no replacement for Gomez when he was ruled out for the rest of the tournament after tearing a muscle in his right thigh.Goetze was overlooked against France despite his usual role as a false nine. Andre Schuerrle wasnt trusted after failing to impress as substitute in the group stage, and veteran forward Lukas Podolski was only played with Germany already 3-0 up against Slovakia.Mueller led the line against France with the same lack of success he had in ten previous games at a European Championship -- no goals despite a number of chances. A good opportunity in the first half betrayed his lack of confidence when he shot from distance instead of racing for goal.Loew brought Goetze on in the 67th minute and exciting Schalke forward Leroy Sane eventually came on for his tournament debut in the 79th, but by then it was too late. Germany was already two goals down to Antoine Griezmann.Griezmann, quick, skillful and menacing throughout, epitomized the difference between the sides attacks with his unpredictable runs, while Germany was forced to rely on crosses into the box and pot-shots at goal from distance. No German player carried the same attacking threat as the 25-year-old Griezmann.Loews failure to trust younger players like the 20-year-old Sane sooner in the tournament seemed to betray a lack of confidence in their ability to perform at the highest level.Despite doubts over the fitness of Schweinsteiger ahead of the France game, Loew opted to stick with his 31-year-old captain because of his experience. Borussia Dortmunds 20-year-old midfielder Julian Weigl remained an unused substitute for the tournament.In the end, it was Schweinsteiger who proved the villain, his handball before the break allowing Griezmann to open the scoring with a penalty. Another pillar of Loews World Cup-winning side, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, was at fault for Griezmanns second.Despite dominating with 65 percent possession, Germany had fewer attempts on target (6) than France (7). Goetze headed just wide of the far post in injury time. Close, but not close enough, it was indicative of Germanys lack of precision.Germany is no longer the smooth-running free-scoring side that battered host Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal. Loew has two years to find replacements for his misfiring former heroes if he hopes to defend the title in Russia. Rayshawn Jenkins Womens Jersey. Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Forrest Lamp Youth Jersey. "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. http://www.authenticchargersnflfansmall.com/c-59-chargers-forrest-lamp-jersey.aspx. "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. Rayshawn Jenkins Youth Jersey. To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Mike Williams Womens Jersey. -- Bryant McKinnie came out of his stance and lowered his shoulder into a practice squad player, causing a crisp thud to reverberate in the Miami Dolphins practice bubble.Doncaster Knights will look to establish a first-leg advantage over Bristol in the Championship final on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports. For the third game running the Knights will stick with the same starting XV; having successfully defeated Yorkshire Carnegie 44-34 over two legs.In midfield, Will Hurrell will hope to make it three tries in three play-off games having dotted down in both the home and away legs against Carnegie. He is accompanied by partner in crime Mat Clark with Tyson Lewis and Andy Bulumakau out wide. Paul Jarvis lines up at full-back and it is the usual suspects, Dec Cusack and Michael Heaney, in the half backs.Upfront, Alex Shaw has shown no ill effects from the bump on the head sustained at Castle Park in the semi-final second-leg and lines up alongside Michael Hills and Latu Makaafi in the back row.Bristol coach Andy Robinson has made three changes for the Castle Park clash, as Jack Tovey, Will Cliff and Marco Mama return to full fitness. David Lemi captains a side that includes four Academy graduates and current Academy fly-half Calluum Sheedy.dddddddddddd Championship player of the season Jack Lam lines up in the back row, while the recipient of last seasons award - Matthew Morgan - is included among the replacements.Doncaster Knights: 15 Paul Jarvis, 14 Andy Bulumakau, 13 Mat Clark, 12 Will Hurrell, 11 Tyson Lewis, 10 Dec Cusack, 9 Michael Heaney, 1 Richard List, 2 Ben Hunter, 3 Colin Quigley, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Jon Phelan, 6 Latu Makaafi, 7 Michael Hills (c), 8 Alex Shaw.Replacements: 16 Vili Veikoso, 17 Riccardo Brugnara, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Ollie Stedman, 20 Glen Young, 21 Dougie Flockhart, 22 Brad Field.Bristol Rugby: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Tom Varndell, 13 Jack Tovey, 12 Ben Mosses, 11 David Lemi (capt), 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Will Cliff; 1 Jack OConnell, 2 Ross McMillan, 3 Anthony Perenise, 4 Ian Evans, 5 Ben Glynn, 6 Marco Mama, 7 Jack Lam, 8 James Phillips.Replacements: 16 Chris Brooker, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Gaston Cortes, 19 Mark Sorenson, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Martin Roberts, 22Matthew Morgan.Watch Doncaster v Bristol, Wed, 7.30pm, Sky Sports 2 HD. 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