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BORDEAUX, France -- Germany coach Joachim Loew reckons Italy will try to catch his team out with an unexpected lineup when the two sides meet in their European Championship quarterfinal on Saturday.Italy is sweating on the fitness of key midfielder Daniele de Rossi, who is laboring with a thigh injury, while his natural replacement Thiago Motta is suspended for the game in Bordeaux.Fellow midfielder Antonio Candreva is injured, and Claudio Marchisio, Marco Verratti and Riccardo Montolivo were all ruled out before the tournament, giving Italy coach Antonio Conte a major problem to solve.And Loew is bracing for the possible answer.We have to assume that the Italians will want to surprise us, that theyll do something with the starting formation we hadnt expected, the Germany coach said Friday.De Rossi is a very good player; he was injured. Of course its important for Italy that he plays, but Italy have several good midfielders. Italy always finds a good solution.Loew has a full squad of 23 players to choose from as he bids to secure Germanys first ever win over Italy at a major tournament.And he is not taking anything for granted, despite the Azzurris injury problems as they prepare to face Loews world champions.The Italians are definitely at the same level, Loew said.Loews side was knocked out in the semifinal stage by Italy four years ago. He was assistant coach when Italy knocked Germany out of its home World Cup at the same stage in 2006. Of eight competitive meetings between the sides, Germany has won none.Midfielder Mesut Ozil indicated that the players were tired of hearing about the past results.There was always the hype that we always failed against Italy in the big tournaments. But as a player youre focused on the here and now. We want to show tomorrow that it can be different, that we can live with the Italians, said Ozil, who pointed to Germanys 4-1 win over Italy in a friendly on March 19 in Munich.We showed that we can beat Italy. The most important thing is to focus on ourselves, to play our game. We have the potential to beat any team, Ozil said. Adidas Superstar 2018 Donna . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. Adidas Prophere Nere .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. http://www.scarpe2018adidas.it/scarpe-nmd-cs1.html .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. Adidas NMD R1 x Versace Scarpe Nere/Oro Metallico . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Adidas Superstar Bianche e Nere . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Faster. Higher. Scareder?That has been the takeaway from many stories leading into these Rio Olympics, what with the heavily covered potential risks of the Zika virus, bacteria in the water, terrorist threats, widespread city crime and lodging problems. There also has been thorough coverage about athletes doping, particularly the many banned Russians.Are the Olympians worried about being here? Some have concerns, sure, but they certainly are not letting that curb their enthusiasm to compete.There are concerns that are definitely there, U.S. tennis player Rajeev Ram said, but we were well-prepared and went through a lot of precautions we need to take, and I think if we didnt all feel comfortable about being here we probably wouldnt. I think everyone on the team is real comfortable with the environment situation and looking forward to having a successful Olympics.American diver David Boudia, a gold medal winner who competed in London and Beijing, where there also were stories about negative areas surrounding the Games, said the negative coverage leading into Rio has been overblown.Every Games has the hot-topic issues, and this one is no different, Boudia said. Theyre going to have issues. I said at the Olympic trials, we expect to go in there and it to be absolutely amazing, and it isnt steering wrong so far. They seem like theyre on top of their game. Obviously, theyre getting some last-minute things patched up, but I feel like thats what Athens 2004 [was like]. For the athletes, its great.Abby Johnston also says much of the possible negative aspects here have been too sensationalized, particularly the risk of Zika. In addition to being a silver medal-winning diver, Johnston is a medical student at Duke who thoroughly researched Zika before the Olympics. She says she learned that the threat of getting the virus is very, very slim. She says she hasnt seen any mosquitoes (it is Brazils winter).Im constantly spraying myself just to be proactive, she said. But we have Zika in the U.S. now, too.There are significant water bacteria issues in Rio, but sculler Gevvie Stone said in a U.S. Rowing release that the cleanliness of the water has been above expectations. And there also are serious issues with the water in Flint, Michigan, home of boxer Claressa Shields. So the 2012 gold medalist isnt worried here.I never had to deal with Zika in Flint but just with the water and everything, I kind of block it out, Shields said, adding she too thinks the media has focused too much on the negative. The athletes who decided not to come to Rio because of the Zika virus definitely made a big mistake. Its not that big of a deal. The mosquito spray works perfectly fine. I havent been bitten yet, and Ive been here threee weeks.dddddddddddd.I really feel bad for the athletes who pulled out just because of hearing about the Zika virus and being afraid of it.While there were complaints from the Australian team about the Olympic village, the U.S. athletes were enthusiastic about the accommodations.When I walked into the village, I was like, Am I in London? Am I in Beijing? Boudia said. As far as the buildings are concerned, it seems the exact same. The village is gorgeous. ... As far as everything else, its another Games but a different location.There were concerns about terrorist attacks at Athens in 2004 and London in 2012 as well, but nothing happened. That is the hope here.I feel very secure, Johnston said. We have this national security or police force walking around with machine guns, so you cant really feel any safer than when you have that around you. And we have security outside our buildings, with metal detectors coming inside the village.To me it feels very similar to London, and I felt safe there.Apart from health and safety issues, doping by athletes also has been a frequently covered story, particularly with more than a hundred Russian athletes being banned, including the countrys track and field team.Obviously, its not something that is very good for sport, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic said. Russia is a global power in sport, and to hear and to read about what was happening in the last couple of months was definitely from an athlete perspective not good. Not good for Russia, not good for international sport, not good for the Olympic Games.Doping is never good, but the issue definitely is not limited to Rio 2016. This comes up at every Olympics, said superstar U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, owner of more Olympic medals than anyone in history.Whatever the stories, U.S. rugby player Madison Hughes says he is just happy to help bring his sport back to the Olympics for the first time in 92 years.Im still caught up in the excitement of the Olympics, Hughes said. Im not too worried at all. Im kind of trusting in whats happening. I feel like before every Olympics, theres a big panic about things going wrong. I remember before Athens it was that none of the venues are ready.Im hopeful everythings going to work out. And from what weve seen so far, everything is good.Of course, the rugby team has been here only a day. But teammate Danny Barrett says he is looking forward to seeing what Brazil has to offer. Whatever risks there might be are not a concern for him. Competing in the Olympics is a much more important focus.For my Olympic dream, Barrett said, I dont think anything would ever stop me. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys ' ' '